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

Beat stress, boost happiness

A fresh take on mindfulness highlights opportunities for self-compassion and connecting with others.

Patient Story

‘I do everything now’

After doctors installed a small device in his spine, Don Ferris is enjoying a life without back pain—for the first time in years.

9 tips for water safety

Lakes, ponds and swimming pools are the best part of summer. Here's how to make a splash with precautions top of mind.

The heal-better diet

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

Getting older? Keep on movin’

As you age, an active lifestyle is more important than ever.

Patient Story

On the air with Alzheimer’s

Ginger Sisson, 80, and her son team up for a candid podcast about life with this neurodegenerative disease.

Take stress in stride

When you encounter life's everyday stressors, try one of these 12 tips to boost your resilience.

Patient Story

An end to years of pain

With a new electronic spinal implant, John Watson is finally returning to the active life he knew.

New advice on aspirin

In preventative use of aspirin for heart health, new guidelines say the risks may outweigh the benefits.

Patient Story

Amazing Amelia

Born with a rare syndrome, a 5-year-old Michigan girl is thriving as she undergoes a series of reconstructive surgeries.

Patient Story

‘The best decision’

After brain surgery, a Michigan teen is finally winning in his lifelong battle against seizures.

Patient Story

‘So much more energy’

Short medical fasts are giving a Michigan mom improved health and vitality.