Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer

Health Writer

Jodi Helmer is a North Carolina-based journalist who writes about health, fitness and nutrition topics ranging from depression and sleep to workouts and diet trends. Her work has appeared in publications such as AARP, WebMD, Woman’s Day, Shape, Health, Family Circle and MyFitnessPal.

Latest by Jodi Helmer

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A Clear Look at Vision Loss Caused by NMOSD

One of the scariest possible effects of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder is losing your sight. Here's what to know.

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The Facts About Weight and Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Excess folds in the skin are the ideal environment for an HS flare—and losing weight may help prevent symptoms.

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What to Expect From MS in 1 Week, 1 Month, 1 Year, and Beyond

Hearing "You have multiple sclerosis" takes your breath away. Knowing what's next helps. Here's your first-year plan.

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9 Ways to Help a Loved One With Wet AMD

Wet age-related macular degeneration can cause significant vision loss if not treated promptly. We've got advice on how you can help a family member or close relative manage their diagnosis.