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Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

Health Writer

Laurel Leicht is a writer and editor in Brooklyn specializing in health, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. Her work has appeared in outlets including O the Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, and Well+Good.

Latest by Laurel Leicht

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Making Sense of Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Understanding what’s normal and what’s in the danger zone is the first step to taking control of your health.

salt

Surprise! These Foods Are Sneaky-High in Sodium

From breakfast to dessert, salt pops up in the strangest places. Here’s how to be smart about your intake, without sacrificing flavor.

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Holiday Cooking & Recipes

9 Ways to Slash Salt From Your Holiday Meals

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, here’s how to be sodium-smart without missing out on the good stuff.

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Work

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Workplace RA-Friendly

Have rheumatoid arthritis? Here's how to outfit your work space and tweak your routine to help minimize pain and stiffness.

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Living With

Sad? Stressed? How to Deal with the Emotional Toll of UC

10 stay-strong strategies for coping with the (often overlooked) emotional toll of having ulcerative colitis.

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Work

Exactly How to Make it Through the Work Day When You Have RA

How can you deliver in your job when you’re dealing with the aches and pains of rheumatoid arthritis? Secrets for success (and comfort) right here.