Leslie Goldman

Leslie Goldman

Health Writer

Leslie Goldman is a health and wellness writer who regularly contributes feature stories and essays to O: The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She has authored and contributed to several books, including Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the “Perfect” Body and Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders. Leslie also speaks at colleges and universities on the topics of body image, media literacy and female empowerment.

Latest Articles by Leslie Goldman

Mental Health

What You Need to Know About Medical Trauma

If you experience grief or anxiety after surviving a major health crisis or being treated poorly by medical staff, your feelings are real and you’re not alone.

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Let's Talk About Obesity Medication

There are more ways to treat obesity than ever before. Get all the details on the meds that might be part of your plan.

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Let's Talk About Obesity Treatment

There are obesity treatments that can make losing weight a little less of a battle. They can add years to your life, too.

Arthritis & Joints

What It's Really Like to Live With JIA

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis brings physical and emotional challenges to young people. They want you to know there are rewards, too.

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Stop Smoking

The Vaping Debate No One’s Talking About

There is no doubt that there are significant dangers associated with e-cigarettes, especially for teens. But some public-health experts say for people who just can’t give up traditional smokes, vaping could help prevent unnecessary cancer deaths. Could there be a middle ground?

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Arthritis & Joints

This Teenager Is Stronger Than Her Juvenile Arthritis

Instead of holding her back, Mariah Aquino-Truss's juvenile arthritis has only propelled her forward.

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Let's Talk About Severe Obesity

About 25% of people with obesity fall into the "severe" classification. Here's what that means and how treatment can help.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Obesity

Learn about the varied and complex factors that make a person vulnerable to this condition as we get to the roots of the matter.