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 erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.

Conditions Covered:Migraine, Cancer, Vision Health

Latest by Erin L. Boyle

The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

What Might Surprise You About Advocating On Capitol Hill?

Learn what parts of patient advocacy in Washington, D.C. might be so different, they surprise you, including what an "ask" is and who you'll meet.

Why Take Part in Patient Advocacy?

Six HealthCentral patient advocates spanning psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, caregiving for those with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, and mental health concerns, discuss why they take part in patient advocacy.

Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go On Capitol Hill As A Patient Advocate

From what to bring, what to leave behind, and what shoes to wear, here are seven tips for advocating for your chronic condition in Washington, D.C.

HealthCentral Patient Experts Offer Insights In Patient Advocacy

The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.

Migraine Prevention Treatment Released — What It Means For You

Migraneurs have waited so long for this moment — some of you, your whole lives. Now let’s find out how this treatment is going to change your life. Find out how Aimovig is administered, how often, how much it costs, and whether its right for you.

Having a Baby Saved Me From Breast Cancer

Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Read her story about finding the BRCA1 gene mutation in her pregnancy blood test.

All In A Name: Who Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is Named After

“Thomas Hodgkin’s life continues to serve as a beacon for social justice and human rights applicable to physicians and lay persons alike.”

Colon Cancer Survivor: ‘EVERY Voice Matters’ In Patient Advocacy

Trish Lannon was diagnosed with stage 3C colon cancer at the age of 39. The diagnosis, and treatment, changed her life, making her a patient advocate who regularly goes on Capitol Hill. Here’s her story.

Cluster Headache Advocate Says Speak Out, Take Part

Aaron Wiseman took part in Headache on the Hill in 2017 with his wife, Stefanie Garcia, his caregiver during his cluster headache episodes. Learn about his advocacy this day and beyond.