A freelance health writer and editor based in Wisconsin, Phillips has a degree from Harvard University. He is a former Editorial Assistant for Diabetes Self-Management and has years of experience covering diabetes and related health conditions. Phillips writes on a variety of topics, but is especially interested in the intersection of health and public policy.
Eric Tozer, a runner with Type 1 diabetes, is attempting the World Marathon Challenge, a weeklong stretch of marathons. No one with the condition has ever attempted this weeklong stretch of marathons before…
A new study shows that most forms of hormonal birth control are safe in women with diabetes — but with slightly different risks of heart-related complications. Which birth control option is best for you?
A new study shows — yet again — that the United States pays far more for health care than any other country, with limited access and only mediocre outcomes. What can be done to lower prices and improve quality and access?
A new law aims to let seniors know if they might face unexpected charges — not covered by Medicare — related to staying in a hospital for “observation.” But is this notification enough to fix the problem?
A new health insurance company is trying to lower its costs — and premiums — by limiting enrollees’ choice of doctors, while making it easier to work with doctors who are in the network. Will this plan work?
A new study shows that watching TV ads for junk food leads to increased food intake among children — practically right away. Are there good ways to limit exposure to these kinds of ads, or the cravings that follow?