Latest by Erin L. Boyle

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.”

The Power of Patient Advocacy

Read the inspiring story of Trish Lannon, a colon cancer survior turned patient advocate who regularly speaks on Capitol Hill.

Cluster Headache Advocate Speaks Out

Cluster headache advocate Aaron Wiseman took part in Headache on the Hill in 2017 with his wife, Stefanie Garcia. Learn about his advocacy.

How to Become a Health Advocate

Candace H. Lerman lives with a rare disease. She's also a driven patient advocate on Capitol Hill. Learn how she does it.

Why Your Teeth Are Vital For Your Health

Health journalist Mary Otto explores why dental care is not fully covered under health insurance and other issues about the importance of oral health.

The Key Facts About Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

What do you need to know about stomach cancer? Learn the facts and figures about this type of cancer that is impacted by surrounding organs.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Month

Ovarian cancer awareness month happens every September, but how much awareness do you have about the disease?

David Mendosa, HealthCentral Contributor, Dies at 81

David Mendosa, the leading type 2 diabetes advocate and writer for HealthCentral for 12 years, passed away after a short illness on May 8, 2017. He was 81.