Joe is the type of hard-working, flexible writer who dives into every assignment–no matter how big or small–with curiosity and focus. His deep experience in health has been a particular boon to me as an editor at two national health publications; not enough reporters truly understand the complexity of reporting on health. But Joe does and he is, on top of that, a pleasure to work with.

Lorie Parch
Editor in Chief, Elements Behavioral Health
Former Executive Editor, Shape Magazine
Former Executive Editor, Parenting Magazine

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I’ve been a senior editor for Prevention, the world’s largest health care magazine.

My writing about health has appeared in Men’s Health, Health, Men’s Fitness, Shape, Reader’s Digest, Arthritis Today, Ladies Home Journal, Consumer Reports on Health, The Scientist, the Physician & Sports Medicine,  and many other publications.

I’ve also written for Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, the National Headache Foundation, Johns-Hopkins,  and many other organizations.

The California Newspaper Publisher Association gave me a feature writing award for a piece on addictive spending, and I have received press association awards for articles about depression and other health topics.

Simplifying Complex Topics

My specialty is simplifying complex topics and finding the human element in them. Here are some of the subjects I’ve written about:

  • Addictions
  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Detox Diets
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Health Exchanges
  • Heart Disease
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Hip Replacement
  • Holiday Diets
  • Indoor Air Pollution
  • Male Biological Clock
  • Medical Tests
  • Men’s Health
  • Medical Advances
  • Medical Ethics
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Obesity
  • Pain Treatment
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pet Health
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep
  • Supplements
  • Surgical Breakthroughs
  • Talking With Your Doctor
  • Transfats
  • Wearable Health Devices
  • Weight Loss

Reading Is Believing

Here are a few samples:

mag-spirit Indoor Air Pollution: Is the air in your home safe to breathe?


mag-health South Beach Diet: Should You Eat By the Numbers?


mag-wsj Personalized Medicine: A series on using genetic information to treat and prevent diseases.


mag-ladies Germinating WorriesCan Your Toothbrush Make You Sick?


mag-great Embarrassing Medical ProblemsBad breath (and other problems) can keep people quiet.


mag-spirit Speech DisorderHow to talk to your doctor.


I have many, many more clips, of course. If you would like to see something on a specific medical topic, just send me a note using the form below and I’ll send you a complete information package, along with a quiz to tell you if you are getting the quality of health writer you deserve.

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