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

The miraculous Marley

An energetic 6-year-old is leading the way in treatment for a rare genetic mutation.

Patient Story

When baby means back pain

Motherhood delivers plenty of rewards—but also its share of rigors. That's when physical therapy can help.

Patient Story

‘I needed an abrupt change’

A Michigan dad with a history of blood pressure problems whittled out time for a nine-week health program—and it changed his life.

Patient Story

‘She cared about all of me’

When perimenopause hit hard, a Michigan woman found healing in a holistic approach.

Patient Story

‘An amazing gift’

A Michigan dad of six becomes the first Spectrum Health patient to receive a lung transplant following a lung cancer diagnosis.

Patient Story

The robot in the room

A Michigan man with severe back pain learns how an elite bot is helping surgeons deliver ultra-precise results.

Explore these 7 new reasons to garden

In patio pots, backyards or community gardens, a little time in the dirt delivers unexpected health benefits.

Patient Story

‘Call on us for help’

After three years of their son battling discomfort after mealtimes, a family found relief with plant-based nutrition.

Patient Story

Cody’s comeback

After a devastating car crash, a Michigan man is setting new milestones in recovery with the help of skilled therapists and a loving family.

Patient Story

‘I get to have my life back’

For one athletic Michigan mom, outpatient joint replacement brought a quick end to years of pain.

Self-care 101

A doctor shares her top tips for women trying to make their own health and well-being a priority.

Time for a creative kick?

Boost your spirts and shake off the stress by picking up the paint brush or heading into the woods.