Beth Howard

Patient Expert

Beth Howard is a health writer based in Charlotte, NC. She writes about health, medicine, and health care for publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Prevention Magazine.

Latest by Beth Howard

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Living With

A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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10 Uncommon Psoriatic Arthritis Complications

Flare-ups and joint pain are regular occurances with psoriatic arthritis, but how many of these uncommon PsA complications have you experienced?

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Here to Stay

Once faced with a grim, stage IV prognosis, former broadcaster Stephen Andrew has survived kidney cancer for nearly 14 years.

Stephen Wilson

Life Beyond Cancer

When Stephen Wilson got a stage IV diagnosis, his life changed—in a good way!

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Insomnia Lesson Plan

A college professor reveals her tips for better sleep.

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Therapy Was My Game Changer

A therapist's holistic approach turned things around for Kyle Elliot.

Karl Pritchard

Info-Armed for Bladder Cancer

A penchant for action and careful preparation enabled Karl Pritchard to secure life-saving treatment.

Steve & Jean Shulman

Staying the Course with Bladder Cancer

With many treatment advances in recent years, people like Steve Shulman are discovering that they can live well after a bladder cancer diagnosis.

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Living Her Best Life

Professional dancer Pamela Quinn teaches others with Parkinson’s how to manage the disease through movement.

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What You Need to Know About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

At least 40 percent of people with type 2 diabetes end up eventually having to take insulin. Here’s what you need to know about it.