My writing has appeared The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Salon, Refinery29, Modern Farmer, Parents and Psych Central, among other publications. I’ve also conducted research and fact checking for Popular Science and Quanta magazines. Here’s a selection.
The dangers of doing nothing: What pregnant women need to know about clinical trials
Public Health Perspectives at PLOS Blogs
Doctors and researchers need to find a simpler way to convey risk and benefit involving medications and other treatment in pregnancy. With true informed consent, they can enroll more volunteers, conduct ethical studies, and collect much-needed information about safety and efficacy in pregnant women.
Why I Spent $2000 to Breastfeed
I was excited to be able to feed my daughter "the perfect food" for the cost of a few nursing bras. How wrong I was.
My mommy tax: six months of nursing cost more than a year of formula
Studies that show breastfeeding is the cheapest way to feed children are gauging overall economic impact, not what it can cost individual families.
The Biggest Threat To Pregnancies: Distrust Between Women and Their Doctors
There are many barriers to pregnant women and their doctors being straightforward, but this has to stop – the health of mom and baby depend on it
Another Controversy for the ‘Female Viagra?’
The new libido pill will likely lure users for whom it was not approved: women taking antidepressants.
Is The Future of Weight Loss In A Pill?
Four new diet drugs are on the market after years of safety scares and regulatory delays. But will doctors prescribe them?
Growing Up Drugged
For the first time ever, millions of today's adults were raised on psychotropic medications. What does that mean?
A Dangerous Campus Cocktail
The Boston Globe
More students are taking psychiatric medications. But the dangers of mixing meds with alcohol never enters the public discussion about binge drinking.
You’ve Put Your Kids on Psychiatric Meds…Now What?
Is medicating children a wise idea or not? What is a parent with a difficult, troubled or despondent child to do?
Alpacas: Loveable Lawnmowers No More
For years, the alpaca industry marketed alpaca farming as an easy, lucrative and rewarding pursuit. Now, farmers are facing financial ruin, and rescue groups are flooded with abandoned animals.