https://www.healthcentral.com/author/jerilyn-covert

Jerilyn Covert

Health Writer

Jerilyn Covert is a writer, editor, and copy editor with 15 years of publishing experience. She’s written hundreds of articles for Men’s Health (where she was an editor for more than 10 years), Women’s Health, Runner’s World, ONE37pm, Whiskey Advocate, Silver Sneakers, and many more. She’s insatiably curious and loves interviewing people who know a lot more than she does. She shares their insights and advice so others can use them to improve their lives.

Latest by Jerilyn Covert

young woman eating breakfast at home
Lifestyle

10 Foods to Buy in Bulk If You Have Renal Cancer

What you eat could impact how you feel day to day. And now researchers say it could even improve the effectiveness of your treatments.

A call in progress on the BeMyEyes app
Living With

15 Tools That Help You See

Dealing with macular degeneration or other problems with low vision? The expert-approved products will give your eyesight a boost.

Man changing lightbulb
Lifestyle

13 Little Updates to Make Your Home Low-vision Friendly

These strategies and products can make your home safer and easier to navigate, especially if you’re living with a condition like advanced macular degeneration.

Sun shaped smiling balloon in grass
Treatment

The Facts About Vitamin D and RA

There’s definitely a connection between vitamin D levels and rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what the research says, and what it means for you.

Hand holding many dietary supplement pills
Alternative Treatment

Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis

More and more doctors are recommending food and dietary supplements to help treat chronic diseases like RA. See which natural treatments might be right for you.

woman reading in cafe
Lifestyle

10 Totally Doable Ways to Boost Your Brain Health With MS

Simple, everyday strategies can make a huge difference in how multiple sclerosis affects your brain and cognitive function. We've got 10 you can try today!

Young woman with insomnia
Living With

Getting Better Sleep When You Have RA

Are you a reluctant member of the RA Insomnia Club? Here’s how to revoke that membership, pronto, and finally get some solid shuteye.

Kathleen Turner as Jane Blue smiles in a scene for the MGM movie "Undercover Blues" circa 1993.
Living With

13 Celebrities Who Have RA

Millions of people live with rheumatoid arthritis. Some of them happen to be famous. You may be surprised who’s on the list.

Close up of elderly mother and daughter holding hands
Risk Factors

6 Sneaky Triggers of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts don’t know exactly why so many of us suffer from this autoimmune disorder, but they do know how you can minimize its effects.