Meredith Crowhurst

Meredith Crowhurst
Meredith Crowhurst is a former medical scientist now working as a veterinarian and medical writer. Outside of work, her three young children keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with her family and, when she can, playing basketball and tennis.
Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

Feb 29 2016
Most people who smoke understand the serious health risks involved, but why is it so hard to quit smoking? Learn how and why to quit smoking here.
Should I Go Gluten-Free?

Should I Go Gluten-Free?

Feb 29 2016
Gluten free diets have become increasingly popular, but is there any reason to go gluten-free if you don’t have celiac disease or wheat allergy?
A patient discusses her symptoms with doctor

11 Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

Feb 1 2016
Symptoms of lupus mimic other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose. Women of childbearing age are most commonly affected, but it can affect anyone.
A child with chickenpox holds a thermometer in mouth

Caring for a Child With Chickenpox

Jan 22 2016
Caring for a child with chickenpox is a serious risk for any parent who has not had chickenpox before or who has not been vaccinated.
A woman is holding a glass of milk with a confused face

Am I Lactose Intolerant?

Jan 18 2016
If you don’t produce lactase, you are unable to break down lactose in milk and are therefore lactose intolerant.
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5 Bizarre Diets to Avoid at All Costs

Oct 30 2015
While many diets are not ideal or safe long-term, there are some diets that are just outright dangerous. The following are diets to avoid at all costs.