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Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.

Latest by Rachel Zohn

Alinker and Afari
Staying Active

Walk This Way! Find Your Next MS Stability Gear Here

Cane curious? Here’s a breakdown of various types of walking sticks, stabilizers, and exercisers that keep you on the move.

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Lifestyle

Home Sweet (Smart) Home

Living like 'The Jetson's' isn’t too far off, thanks to technology that’s now being adapted to help those with multiple sclerosis to create "smart homes" equipped with gizmos that remote-control certain tasks.

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Chronic Life

Time for a New Ride: Wheelchair Buying Guide

Thinking of investing in a wheelchair? Here's your guide on what to look for, how much to spend, and who to take shopping with you ('cause that matters too).

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Understanding MS: Your Top 6 Questions Answered!

Why don’t my lesions match my symptoms? Are my bladder problems normal? Get the answer to these and more common conundrums about multiple sclerosis.

Susan and Mark Rosen
Advanced Stages

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Can--and Can't--Control

The emotional difference from stage I to stage IV breast cancer can be vast. Learning to let go of what you can’t control is the first step in helping you cope.

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Skin Health

What to Know Before Trying Phototherapy for Severe Eczema

If you haven't had luck finding a treatment for severe eczema, phototherapy might be worth a shot. Here's what you should know beforehand.

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Elimination Diets and Severe Eczema: Mistakes to Avoid

Knowing which foods to include is just as important as knowing which to leave out with an eczema elimination diet. Here's how to figure it out.

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Risk Factors

Kidney Cancer From von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Dr. Eric Jonasch is researching drug therapies for kidney cancer caused by von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes tumors and cysts.

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Living With

Wellness With PsA: 8 Reasons to Look Beyond the Scale

Your weight shouldn’t be ignored, but when it comes to monitoring your overall health with psoriatic arthritis, it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

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Living With

8 Ways to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

If you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), sleep probably doesn't come easy. Short of crashing on the bathroom floor, what can you do to help? Try these expert strategies.