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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.

Latest by Lisa Fields

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Risk Factors

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.

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Dating

The No-Blush Guide to Sex and MS

Sexual problems are common among men and women with multiple sclerosis, but it's super possible to have a satisfying (and still hot!) sex life. We've got the answers and the workarounds to make it happen.

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Medication

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.

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Complications

The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

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Treatment

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.

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Surgery

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.

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Treatment

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.

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Alternative Treatment

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Complications

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.