Sue Mittenthal

Sue Mittenthal is an award-winning independent journalist who has written about health topics for Consumer Reports, The New York Times, New York magazine, and the Choosing Wisely campaign. Her work has also appeared in Esquire, The Boston Globe, Glamour, Family Circle, Reader's Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, and other publications.

Latest by Sue Mittenthal

Risk Factors

Why Sleep Apnea Is Bad for Your Heart

Sleep apnea can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation. Here’s what to know.

Risk Factors

How Obesity Affects Asthma and Sleep Apnea

Excess weight makes breathing difficult for people with asthma or sleep apnea. But evidence suggests that losing weight can help ease breathing problems.


New Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

IPF is a fatal disease in which lung tissue becomes progressively and permanently scarred. Here’s what you should know about two recently approved drugs.