Pete Kelly

Pete Kelly is a freelance writer based in northern New Jersey. He has been a medical editor and writer for more than two decades, focusing on diabetes, medical education, and psychiatry. He also has worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor. He is involved in civic causes and enjoys reading and running.

Latest by Pete Kelly

Think Twice Before You Drink

You may have heard that moderate alcohol consumption can improve heart health. But there’s a fine line between healthy and hazardous drinking. Here’s what you need to know before you raise a glass.

Can Exercise Cut Your Risk of Dementia?

Regular exercise can strengthen the brain and may cut your risk of dementia down the road. Here’s what a recent study found.

Hospital Waits Are Risky for Stroke Patients

Every minute counts during a stroke, but disabling or deadly delays occur frequently after patients reach a hospital’s emergency room for treatment.

Can Magnesium Ease Nighttime Leg Cramps?

If leg cramps are keeping you up at night, can magnesium help you rest easier? Researchers studied adults who had frequent nighttime leg cramps to find out.

Best Time to Eat for Heart Health

Irregular eating can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Here’s what you should know.

ICU Discharge: How to Help Older Patients

A full recovery after a stay in a hospital’s intensive care unit can be difficult for older patients. Here’s what you can do to help.

Why It's Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Being over 50 increases your risk of flu-related complications. When it comes to getting vaccinated, it’s better late than never.

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

Many people at high risk of stroke because of atrial fibrillation either don’t get the right medication or they don’t take their drugs as prescribed.

More Seniors Taking Multiple Brain-Affecting Drugs

If you’re taking three or more medications for depression, anxiety, pain, or insomnia, you may be at risk for serious side effects.

Games, Crafts, and Socializing Can Boost Your Brain

If you enjoy games, crafts, computer use, and getting together with friends, a new study suggests that it may help you stave off mild cognitive impairment.