Lisa Fields

Health Writer

Lisa Fields is a full-time freelance health writer based in South Jersey who writes about chronic diseases, sleep problems and ways that stress and emotions can impact health. She writes frequently for WebMD and Reader’s Digest. She has also been published by The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Redbook and many other publications.

Conditions Covered:Diabetes, Fitness & Exercise, Hepatitis C

Latest by Lisa Fields

Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

Everything You Need to Know About Surgery for Crohn's

Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease eventually do have surgical procedures, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF). Get the facts here.

Will You Need Medication For Weight Loss If You Have Diabetes?

Doctors often prescribe medication for people with type 2 diabetes to aid with weight loss. Here’s why some people may need it and how it works.

How to Start Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, losing even small amounts of weight can relieve symptoms. These tips can help you get started.

Should You Use Cannabis or CBD for Ulcerative Colitis?

Can medical marijuana, CBD, or other forms of cannabis help your IBD symptoms? Here’s what the research and experts say.

Are Loneliness and Diabetes Linked?

Diabetes can make you feel lonely or isolated. Learn about the connection between chronic illness and loneliness and what you can do to combat it.

Have Diabetes? Get Your Eyes Checked

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in America. Learn about diabetes-related eye conditions and how often you should get your eyes checked.

Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

How Interval Walking Can Boost Health

If your daily walk hasn’t helped you lose weight or manage your blood-sugar levels, it may be time to switch to this new exercise regimen.

Best Drinks for Liver Health With Hep C?

To maintain your liver health with hepatitis C, you should avoid sodas and sugary drinks, as well as most dietary supplements. Here's why.