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Krista Bennett DeMaio

Krista Bennett DeMaio

Health Writer

Krista Bennett DeMaio has well over a decade of editorial experience. The former magazine-editor-turned-freelance writer regularly covers skincare, health, beauty, and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in national publications and websites including Oprah, Women’s Health, Redbook, Shape, Dr. Oz The Good Life, bhg.com, and prevention.com. She lives in Huntington, New York with her husband and three daughters.

Latest by Krista Bennett DeMaio

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Think You Might Have NMOSD? Diagnosis May Take a While

Even though there's a blood test for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, diagnosis isn't always a snap.

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Let's Talk About Bone Fractures Due to Osteoporosis

A bone break is often a sudden, painful indicator of osteoporosis. We explain what leads to a break, how fractures are treated, and potential complications to look out for.

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Let’s Talk About the Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis

This brittle bone condition is tricky to spot. Learn what to look for so you can rest easy...or get yourself to the doctor if need be.

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Let’s Talk About Osteoporosis Risk Factors

Learn what makes you vulnerable to this bone-weakening condition, and you may be able to help prevent it.

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Let's Talk About Osteoporosis Medication

You have options for treating brittle bones. Learn about the meds your doctor might prescribe and other must-knows for this journey.

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Let's Talk About Psoriasis Medications

When you're dealing with this challenging skin condition, you want it to go away—stat! Fortunately, you have multiple ways to make that happen.

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Let's Talk About Osteopenia

Half of all Americans over age 50 will be told they've lost some of their bone density. When it happens to you, it's worrisome, but it's also a wake-up call to take better care of your bones.

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Let's Talk About Psoriasis Treatment

When it comes to treating the scaly skin disorder, you've got options—lots of them. From topical ointments to immune-suppressing injections, there's a right fit for your specific type of psoriasis.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Melanoma

This form of skin cancer can be life-threatening, but when caught early, it's 98% treatable. Learn how to protect yourself, and recognize a problematic spot before it takes a dangerous turn.

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Let’s Talk About the Types of Melanoma

File under "Who Knew": There are several kinds of melanoma—several of which don’t even start in your skin. We’ll help you look out for any suspicious marks or specks, quite literally from head to toe.