About the Author

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy has been executive editor of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Health Advisor newsletter since 2007. Bialy also has served as managing editor for a variety of special health reports, including The Heart-Brain Diet, Better Sleep, The Healthy-Aging Diet, Managing Your Cholesterol, Superfoods, and The Heart-Healthy Lifestyle. Bialy was the executive editor of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Nutrition Connection from 2007–2017. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from New College of Florida and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Articles by Dawn Bialy

Signs of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Skin cancer may seem less threatening than breast, lung, or colon cancers, but if you have the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, it can be fatal. A dermatologist can perform a thorough screening of your skin, but between appointments, you need to monitor your skin for signs of … Read More

Disinfect to Protect Yourself and Your Family From COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas. In most homes, frequently touched surfaces include doorknobs, light switches, remotes, countertops, tables, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. And don’t forget the handles of … Read More

The MIND Diet: Easy-to-Follow Eating Plan Contributes to a Healthier Brain

Looking for a diet that might help you preserve your brain function as you get older? You might consider the so-called MIND diet. "MIND" stands for "Mediterranean-DASH-diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay." Scientists developed it by combining features from those healthy dietary patterns—the Mediterranean-style diet and DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to … Read More

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

What does a gallbladder attack feel like? And, exactly what is a gallbladder attack? If you experience sudden pain in the middle or upper right section of your abdomen, you may be having one. The gallbladder pain may last a few minutes to a few hours, and it may lessen … Read More
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