About the Author

Timothy Cole

Timothy Cole

Tim Cole has served nearly 30 years as executive vice president and editorial director of Belvoir Media Group, publisher of University Health News. In addition to oversight duties on University Health News, Tim directs the editorial output of Harvard Health Publications’ Harvard Health Letter, Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Men’s Health Watch, and Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

Cole also oversees more than 60 special health reports from Harvard Health Publications, including the Harvard Annual Guide to Prostate Diseases and Harvard special health reports on Better Balance and Core Exercises.

Cole is also the editorial director of Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor, and Cleveland Clinic Arthritis Advisor; also Duke Medicine Health News, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind, Mood and Memory, UCLA Medical Center’s Healthy Years, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Health and Nutrition Letter, Weill Cornell Medical College’s Women’s Health Advisor, and Weill Cornell Medical College’s Women’s Nutrition Connection.

In addition, Cole oversees production of numerous additional special health annuals including Heart Failure (Cleveland Clinic), Sleep Disorders (Weill Cornell Medical College), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other Lung Disorders (Duke Medicine), The Heart-Brain Diet (Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy), and Alzheimer’s Disease (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai).

In previous reporting assignments Tim wrote about ozone depletion research at The South Pole, the Russian space program, America's nuclear navy and first-person accounts of flying aboard a variety of American military aircraft, from the B1-B Lancer to the F-18 Hornet. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and holds a 100-ton Captain’s License issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Sarah Smedley.

Articles by Timothy Cole

UHN Blog: What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

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UHN Blog: What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

At University Health News, we believe sound health information can empower people and even relieve symptoms—if knowledge leads to reduced stress and anxiety. Knowing more just makes us feel better. When you read about, ask about, and understand what’s ailing you, you may be helping yourself more than you know.

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Gluten-Free Baking: The Essence of the Gluten-Free Diet

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Gluten-Free Baking: The Essence of the Gluten-Free Diet

Mike and Mary are young marrieds who share more than a household. Mike has celiac disease and Mary has both gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance.
But they have more in common than just an aversion to gluten and their gluten-free diet regimen.
“We absolutely crave bread,” says Mary from her prim

Celiac Symptoms: Not Just Stomach Ills

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Celiac Symptoms: Not Just Stomach Ills

You’re worried. You’ve got a blistering skin rash, and you suddenly have difficulty walking. It’s hard to get and stay asleep and you’re psychologically depressed. You wonder, “Are these celiac symptoms? How can a little thing like gluten be causing so much havoc?”
If so, remember that help is on the

Living with Celiac Disease: Dining Out

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Living with Celiac Disease: Dining Out

Your new life with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will require a lot of changes. You have to worry about your family, your child’s school lunch and snack programs-even holiday parties. But there’s no greater challenge than figuring out the strategies and tactics you’ll need to employ when you go

What Is Celiac Disease?

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What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine as well as to other systems

Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

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Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other

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Dear Healthy Years Reader

Dear Healthy Years reader,

When we started this publication more than a dozen years ago we were fortunate that Dr. Bruce Ferrell agreed to serve as our editor-in-chief. Dr. Ferrell, who will retire his post with Healthy Years effective this issue, has enjoyed a remarkable career at UCLA as a professor