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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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Is There a Connection Between the Epstein Barr Virus and MS?

Find out if a common virus could be the smoking gun that triggers multiple sclerosis.

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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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5 Questions About Remdesivir Answered

You’ve probably heard about the COVID-19 treatment that’s being used with some success in severely ill coronavirus patients. Here’s the latest on how—and if—it works.

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Symptoms

How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

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Diagnosis

13 Pointers for a New RA Diagnosis

Just got the news? These tips may help you adjust to life with rheumatoid arthritis more easily.

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Risk Factors

Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.

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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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Complications

Why People With Diabetes Should Get Their 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.

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Supplements

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.

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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.