What You Should Know about Two Nervous System Diseases, ALS and MS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) can both affect the nerves and cause weakness, and they both have “sclerosis” in their...
May 17
Here’s How Drinking Alcohol Could Affect Your Heart’s Rhythm
Typically, your heart beats along at a regular pace between 60 and 100 beats per minute. If your heart beats slower or faster (and you’re not exercising),...
May 15
More Young Children Are Accidentally Ingesting Marijuana. Here’s What to Know
As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, children are more likely to be unintentionally exposed to it. Studies in Colorado and Massachusetts...
May 14
What’s the Big Deal About Eating Breakfast Anyway?
You’ve probably heard it throughout your life—breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is that really true? Or are you better off skipping...
May 08
Pain in Your Mouth When You Eat? It Could Be a Salivary Stone
You have probably heard of kidney stones, but salivary stones might be less familiar. While kidney stones form in your kidneys, salivary stones develop...
May 07
Need Help Walking? Here’s How to Choose the Right Walker
If you’re having trouble walking, using a walker may help keep you safe and improve your mobility. But it can be hard to decide if you need a walker. And...
May 06
Here’s How You Can Help Your Child Speak Without Stuttering
If your child stutters, it can be so frustrating for them to try to communicate, and difficult for you to watch them struggle to say what they’re thinking....
May 04
Does Your Elbow Injury Mean You Need Tommy John Surgery?
If you’re even a casual baseball fan, you’ve probably heard of Tommy John surgery. It’s a procedure that repairs the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in...
May 03
Here’s Why Your Medication Contains Active and Inactive Ingredients
When you take medication, whether it’s over-the-counter or prescription, you might notice that your medicine contains active and inactive ingredients....
May 02
How to Advocate for Yourself When You’re Talking to Your Doctor
When you’re at your doctor’s office, you might find it hard to speak up for yourself. You might be focused on anxious thoughts about the health concern...
Apr 28
Stephanie Thurrott

Stephanie Thurrott

Contributing Writer

Stephanie Thurrott is a writer who focuses on health, nutrition and personal growth. She creates content that makes a difference in people’s lives, and learns something new with every article she writes. Her work has appeared in NBC TODAY, Taste of Home and the U Miami Miller School of Medicine magazine. When she’s not writing, you might find her cycling, walking her dog Daisy or creating her own craft cocktails.