About the Author

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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Celiac Disease Symptoms: Get Ready For Related Conditions

You’re experiencing celiac disease symptoms and your doctor suspects you may have celiac disease. That’s hard enough. But you also need to be aware that celiac disease symptoms can tee you up for a host of related disorders. Autoimmune disorders lead this list. A 1999 Italian study published in the … Read More

Celiac Disease: How Do You Know If You Have It?

When it comes to a suspected case of Celiac disease or food allergy symptoms, everyone’s reaction is usually the same: "Okay, what am I in for? How much time will this take? Is there a gluten-free food list? And what will it cost?" Notions of how to care for loved … Read More

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. … Read More
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