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Erin L. Boyle

Health writer

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.

Latest by Erin L. Boyle

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Living With

10 Things to Know About Kids and MS

This rare disease is challenging for the whole family. Learn more about what happens when a child has pediatric multiple sclerosis.

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Lifestyle

Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

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Living With

Your Liver on Hepatitis C

Here’s how this infection impacts your liver, from the moment you get it until after you’re treated.

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Treatment

The Differences (and Similarities) You Need to Know About Past and Present Hepatitis C Treatment

Older treatment for Hepatitis C had a lot of side effects and you had to stay on the drugs for a long time. With new meds, these downsides are mostly a thing of the past.

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Treatment

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Biologic for Crohn’s?

Biologics can be hugely helpful, but the first one you start might not always be The One. Here’s how to know when it’s time to switch.

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Treatment

On a Biologic for Crohn’s? These Tips Can Make Your Treatments Easier

Medical pros and two Crohn’s patients share their go-to advice for getting through those infusion and self-injections days.

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Living With

What to Expect After Hepatitis C Treatment

From lifestyle changes to post-HCV meds, here's what it looks like to move on with your life now that you’ve been cured.

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Tests

What Your Liver Tests Reveal About Your Health

Without a lot of symptoms to draw from, doctors rely on lab tests to understand what's going on with this essential organ. Here's what it all means.

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Treatment

How Your RA Body Feels on Biologics

Here's what to expect when you start taking a biologic drug for RA—straight from other people who take them and some medical experts, too.

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Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About How Biologics Treat RA

We cut the 'med speak' and get right to the point. Biologics have the ability to bring about remission. Here's how they work and what's likely to happen when you're on them.