Julia Savacool

Julia Savacool

Executive Editor

Julia has been covering health, fitness, and wellness as a writer and editor for more than two decades. At HeathCentral, she heads up new content development and produces five newsletters. She is the former Articles Director of Fitness magazine and Deputy Editor at Marie Claire. Savacool’s stories have won the United Nations Friends of the World Food Program Media Award, the NARAL Pro-Choice Media Award, and the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women Humanitarian Award for domestic violence coverage.

Latest Articles by Julia Savacool


Take Our Shingles Vaccine Pledge

One is not enough. Here’s what to know about getting both doses of your shingles shots—and how we’ll help you remember to do just that.

Chris Nikic
Dream Big—and Get There

Dreaming Big Got This Triathlete Across the Finish Line

On November 7, 2020, Chris Nikic ran straight into the history books as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman. This is what the experience taught him.

40 Pushups in 90 Seconds
Dream Big—and Get There

Dream Big: 40 Pushups in 90 Seconds

This 4-week plan will take you step by step through form, function and a few brilliant tricks, so that you can go from 0 to 40 push-ups in a week.

woman in garden
Multiple Sclerosis

Your Top RRMS Questions, Answered

One million people in the U.S. have multiple sclerosis, but there is still confusion over the disease. We clear things up.

Smart phone apps
Breast Cancer

Best Apps for Managing Your Breast Cancer

With more than 1,000 apps available for breast cancer information, care, and treatment, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. We asked a team of breast cancer experts for their favorites.

Uncomfortably Numb: A Memoir
Multiple Sclerosis

Learning to Live With MS

Coming to grips with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis is (almost) as hard as dealing with the disease itself. Meredith O’Brien, author of the new memoir, Uncomfortably Numb, shares the challenges she's faced since discovering she had the disease six years ago.

woman holding avocado split in half
Ulcerative Colitis

What to Eat to Beat Ulcerative Colitis

Research suggests the removal of certain foods from your daily diet and the the addition of beneficial ones, can play a big role in helping combat UC symptoms.