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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

Jar Grip

13 Great Gadgets That Make Life With RA Easier

From kitchen tools to book pillows, these cool finds help people with rheumatoid arthritis create their own #NoLimits home.

knee pain

What Is Osteoarthritis?

In short, it’s joint damage. But there’s so much more to this most common form of arthritis.

wrist pain

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis? How to Tell

These diseases share some common traits, but different origins. Learn more about what makes them unique.

healthy knee

Yes! Moving More Can Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Strength training, cardio, and other movements can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Here’s how to do it safely.

joint pain

10 Causes of Osteoarthritis You Might Not Know

There's a whole range of factors that can increase your risk for developing OA. Make sure you know yours.

IlloGrid

9 Knee-strengthening Moves for Osteoarthritis

Strength training can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Experts share how to do it safely (all without paying for a gym membership)!

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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.

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Living With

Staying on the Move When You Have Wet AMD

People with low vision from wet age-related macular degeneration can learn how to navigate life again with the help of a mobility specialist.

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Technology

Easy Low-Vision Computer Hacks

Dealing with vision loss from a condition like wet AMD? We've got expert-approved tech tips that will help you get—and keep—your digital life fully operational.

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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.