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 wonderful journey’

A double lung transplant renewed a Michigan man's life—and filled him with immense gratitude.

The power of the humble potato

Often scorned, the lowly spud is actually a nutrition powerhouse.

Shop smart at winter markets

Even in cold weather, farm markets deliver freshness and flavor. Make it a nutrition bonanza.

Patient Story

‘Back to being a kid again’

A mother's vigilance and a novel surgery helped a 9-year-old boy overcome a troubling neurological condition.

Patient Story

A new inspiration

After emergency care pinpointed an embolism and severe clotting, David Bell has committed himself to regular checkups and a healthier lifestyle.

New rules for colonoscopy

With cancer rates rising among younger people, experts urge screening to start at age 45.

Patient Story

‘So much more energy’

After battling obesity for years, a Michigan woman opts for weight-loss surgery.

Itty-bitty goals for a fitter you

Even the smallest changes can spark real gains.

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.