About the Author

Kate Brophy

Kate Brophy is an experienced health writer and editor with a long career in the UK and United States. Kate has been Executive Editor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Focus on Healthy Aging newsletter for more than a decade. Kate also has been a regular contributor to Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Nutrition Connection and Women’s Health Advisor, Duke Medicine’s Health News, UCLA Health’s Healthy Years, and Cleveland Clinic’s Heart Advisor, and has edited a range of health special reports. 

Articles by Kate Brophy

Middle Back Pain Causes

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include: Poor posture: This is a major risk factor … Read More

Hiatal Hernia Pain Relief

Aging puts you at risk for more health issues, particularly if you're overweight or obese. One such issue that has become more common as the U.S. obesity rate increases is hiatal hernia pain. Estimates suggest that up to half of adults age 60 and older have this type of hernia. … Read More

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels … Read More

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms: How They Develop, How to Treat Them

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop anywhere in the body. Ovarian cyst symptoms don’t affect all women who develop cysts on ovaries, and ovarian cysts can clear up without treatment. But for some women, ovarian cyst symptoms can lead to potentially serious complications. The main ovarian cyst symptoms include … Read More
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