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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

Leigh Kaplan and her husband

To the Heights With MS

For avid skier Leigh Kaplan, challenging herself is empowering—especially on a mountaintop.

Portrait of Sandra Holloway
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.

Stephen Wilson

Life Beyond Cancer

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

Ann Dienes and her husband, Robert.

Insomnia Lesson Plan

A college professor reveals her tips for better sleep.

Lisa Doggett, M.D.

M.D. With MS

When a Texas doctor becomes the patient, she finds her own special formula for living with MS.

Photo of Kyle Elliot

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.

Nurse reassuring multiple sclerosis patient.

At the Doctor's

Getting the right care can make a world of difference in your MS.

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.

Photo of Pamela Quinn.

Living Her Best Life

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