Author:

Sarah Mahoney

Sarah Mahoney is a freelance journalist who writes about health and wellness and is a contributing editor f AARP The Magazine. Her work appears regularly in such publications as Weight Watchers Magazine and Marketing Daily, and she’s been published in Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and Reuters. Based in Midcoast Maine, she’s an avid hiker and explorer.

Posts from Sarah Mahoney

Patient Story

A candle in the darkness

More than 40 years after a battle with breast cancer, Marie DeBose shares a powerful message of hope and survival.

Patient Story

‘So glad I am still around’

When long-lasting effects of COVID-19 made it impossible to breathe, this 69-year-old gardener found hope in lung transplantation.

Patient Story

Facing down the fear

For a new Michigan mom, recovery from a bout of back pain meant physical therapy—and a new mindset.

Patient Story

‘A miracle in the making’

A clinical trial helped quickly match a Michigan man to a lung transplant—and surgeons are hoping he'll be one of many.

Patient Story

‘So much at stake’

Swift stroke treatment led to the best possible outcome for an expectant mom and her baby.

The heal-better diet

On the mend after injury or surgery? The right foods—and sometimes a few supplements—can hasten your recovery.

Patient Story

One tough Gus

With a long journey through the NICU behind him, a Michigan toddler has become an inspiration.

Patient Story

Making waves

A leading-edge foot ulcer treatment helps a Michigan woman recover her health and avoid amputation.

Patient Story

‘I can do what everyone else can’

A new medication—and a fearless spirit—have changed everything for a Michigan teen battling cystic fibrosis.

Patient Story

Hardware for the heart

An investigational device helped a Michigan grandmother regain her health.

Safety ahoy

Kids and their families love boats. Here’s how to keep everyone safer on the water.

Build a safer summer campfire

As the warm season sets in, learn how to keep your family safe from outdoor burn hazards.