Erin L. Boyle

Health Writer

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.

Latest by Erin L. Boyle

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Are You Using the Best Birth Control for You?

Current birth control not cutting it? But not sure what to try? Take this quiz to discover a doc-approved method perfect for you.

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Let’s Talk About the Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Pain—everywhere—is the calling card of this chronic disease. Here’s what else to keep an eye out for.


Let's Talk About Fibromyalgia Treatment

It can take some trial and error to find relief from this chronic pain condition, but there are multiple strategies that can help you take control of your life again.

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Let’s Talk About Fibromyalgia

We’ve got the doctor-approved details on fibromyalgia causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this chronic condition easier.


Let's Talk About COVID-19

COVID-19 may be the defining (and scariest) global crisis of our time. Get the latest on staying safe with our ultimate guide.

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Your MS Treatment Questions, Answered

Worried? We’ve got the info you need right now. Read on!

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10 Things You Don't Know About MS Treatments

Therapies for this disease are highly effective but all the choices can be confusing. We asked the experts to sort things out.

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The Differences (and Similarities) You Need to Know About Past and Present Hepatitis C Treatment

Older treatment for Hepatitis C had a lot of side effects and you had to stay on the drugs for a long time. With new meds, these downsides are mostly a thing of the past.

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Colon Cancer Pain: What It's Like and How to Deal

There are a million causes of abdominal pain, many of them benign. Here's how to tell when colon cancer might be to blame.


Poop and Colon Cancer: What Your BMs Reveal About Your Risk

You might not want to look before you flush, but checking your stool just might save your life.