Cathy Cassata

Cathy Cassata

Freelance Writer

My specialties include health, mental health, and human behavior. I have a knack for writing with emotion and connecting with readers in an insightful and engaging way.

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I Was Afraid to Let My Daughter Play Football. She Proved Me Wrong.

My daughter plays football and here's why I back her.

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Dietary Salt: Does It Cause MS Progression? | Everyday Health

New research suggests a high-sodium diet may not cause MS progression after all.

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Your Relationship With Money Is Affecting Your Health

Chances are, stress and anxiety about money are a part of your daily life. From rent and mortgage payments to health expenses and childcare costs, the list is endless.

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What If You Could Erase Unwanted Memories?

New ‘snail study’ reports successfully erasing selective memories that trigger anxiety and PTSD. But is this a good idea?

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Can You Outgrow a Penicillin Allergy?

The short answer is "yes,” but you may never have been allergic to begin with.

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Can We Encode Medical Records Into Our DNA?

Harvard researchers have implanted a movie into bacteria DNA using CRISPR gene editing. Someday the process might be used on humans.

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5 Ways to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

From jam-packed schedules to constant access of screen time and social media networks, there’s no doubt today’s “tweens” have a lot going on. Mindfulness can help.

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I Lost My Dad to Diabetes

The best thing my dad taught me was how to live without him.

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How Yoga Can Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis

Adaptive yoga can reduce some symptoms of MS, as well as relieve the anxiety many people with MS feel.

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4 Ways to Create an "MS-Free Zone" in Your Home and Your Life

Even though MS is with you 24/7, there are ways to mentally escape it, even if briefly.

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The Special Benefits of Pilates for People With MS | Everyday Health

Pilates strengthens and stabilizes the core muscles of the body, potentially improving posture and balance.

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5 Signs It's Time to Look for a New MS Doctor

Finding a doctor who can give you the best care possible is one of the most important things you can do for yourself when you have multiple sclerosis.

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More New Mothers Asking for Long-Term Birth Control

Immediately opting for long-acting reversible birth control protects women from the possibility of getting pregnant too soon after giving birth.

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What to Do When You Think You’re Having an MS Flare

Are you having a relapse? Or are you just feeling a little “off” today? Here’s what to do when you’re not sure.

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Facing Lung Cancer in My 20s, and Surviving

Frida Orozco is a lung cancer survivor and a Lung Force Hero for the American Lung Association. For Women’s Lung Health Week, she shares her journey through an unexpected diagnosis, recovery, and beyond.