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Pamela Kaufman

Health Writer

Pamela Kaufman got her professional start covering health at Vogue, where she wrote two columns on news and trends as well as feature stories. Her interest in healthy eating brought her to Food & Wine, where she became executive editor. Today she writes articles about health and food, profiles courageous people living with chronic disease, and pursues all kinds of great stories. You can follow her adventures as an eater, mom, and traveler @pamkaufman.

Latest by Pamela Kaufman

homemade baked french fries with whole potatoes and salad in background
Five Questions

Potato Strong: Low-Fat, Vegan Diet for High Cholesterol

Will Kriski tells his story about tackling high cholesterol by developing a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet that emphasizes starchy vegetables.

Kelsey Gumm riding a bike, holding her dog, and preparing food.
Five Questions

How to Find a New Identity — and a New Career! — After a Heart Disease Diagnosis

Kelsey Gumm was diagnosed with a cardiac condition that ended her decade-long military career. The diagnosis was scary and so was the prospect of finding a new line of work.

Nan Jenkins
Five Questions

Cancer Took Her Parents. She Chose to Fight Back.

Nan Jenkins talks about finding hope after heartbreak and how she became a Relay For Life superhero.

Manicured hands with polka-dotted nail polish holding a coffee cup.
Beauty

Expert Tips for Nails and Makeup With RA

A beauty blogger and a nail artist with rheumatoid arthritis shares tips for getting perfect makeup and nails, even when you have RA.

Stacey Harris at home in her kitchen.
Living With

Diabetic Pastry Chef Shares Her Dessert Tips

In this Q&A with The Diabetic Pastry Chef, learn how Stacey Harris cooks — and eats — desserts all day while still managing her condition.

Casey McNamara running in the Boston Marathon.
Living With

Diabetes Advocate Runs the Boston Marathon

Casey McNamara, a diabetes advocate, achieved her dream of running the Boston Marathon and raised nearly $24,000 for diabetes charity at the same time.

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Advocacy

End the Opioid Stigma for Chronic Pain

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says opioids saved her life.

Woman with her arms outstretched.
Profile

Outliving Expectations With Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is considered a fatal disease, but new treatments are extending life expectancy — and introducing new questions.

Julie walking near the Mukilteo ferry terminal after celebrating her dad’s birthday in March 2018. She’s post-treatment for the second time.
Five Questions

Keep Working Through Colon Cancer Treatment?

Julie Self didn't want to leave her career when advanced colon cancer hit. Here's how she set expectations and got overwhelming support from her coworkers.

Annie, her husband Sven, and their kids Calvin, Evelyn, and Sylvia. Annie began seeing signs of colorectal cancer, like blood in her stool, about a month after this family vacation to Disney World.
Five Questions

Mother With Rectal Cancer Finds Community

Annie Schreiber was amazed by the support she and her family recieved while she was undergoing treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer.