My Work

My primary journalism beats include aging, boomers, social determinants and health policy. I also write and report stories across the health spectrum, plus related issues like politics, housing, business, and the environment.

Here are just a few examples:

 How to avoid these common Medicare mistakes. I wrote this for a special Time Health print supplement which was distributed to physician offices throughout the U.S.

COVID-19 is taking a huge emotional toll on nursing home residentsThe pandemic was a huge focus of my reporting in 2020/2021. This is one of many examples.

Are adult foster homes a good option?
This story ran on the PBS NewsHour site as a companion piece for an in-depth video report on the issue.

  How to Choose Hospice Care.  I’m a regular contributor to this PBS website for adults 50+, writing about everything from health policy to end-of-life care.

This photo essay on age-friendly health care looks at how caregivers navigate complex, emotional situations to get their loved ones the best care.

The Current State of Nursing. A look at trends in staffing, growth and opportunities for professionals.

COVID-19: 8 Steps for Getting Ready to See Patients Again. This COVID-19 story was geared towards a physician readership and was syndicated in several sister publications.

Many Next Avenue stories, like this one  about Sen. Amy Klobuchar, are picked up by Forbes.

This syndicated story took a look at the changing role of male family caregivers, an often overlooked, but vital part of long term care.

 Do we really want to live to 100? I asked several experts about this for Stria News, a longevity industry- focused site.

How to Know if You Have Normal Memory Loss or Dementia? As a regular contributor to, I took a look at issues we all worry about as we age.

 How to live well into your 80s and beyond. Healthy aging is possible at any age, and it’s about a lot more than just physical well-being. (no byline per CR policy)

Diverse Elders and Caregivers Need Culturally Relevant Support. As the topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists, I cover everything from clinical studies and research reports to issues affecting caregivers and older adults in our communities. More of my work for AHCJ is available here.

I developed this eight-part series to help family caregivers navigate the often-confusing U.S. health system for, an international site for caregiver support, resources and building community.

Should the FDA Do More to Increase Transparency? When it comes to clinical trial transparency, the FDA can–and should–do more.

 What Single-Payer Health Care Would Mean to Doctors. This article on Bernie Sanders’ single-payer proposal is as relevant today as when I wrote it in 2016.

 A year in health and healthcare under President Trump. What happened during the President’s first year in office? I took a look for the BMJ.

 A Push for a National Breast Density Law.  This story on the push for a national breast density law for the Connecticut Health I-team (C-HIT) was picked up by major publications, including the Hartford Courant and the Los Angeles Times. The FDA has since proposed a national notification policy.

 I reported for and co-produced this podcast which focuses on evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary by diverse, dynamic, front-line experts discussing the latest real-world effects of health care and health policy.  Listen to some of my reports on health issues that affect us all.