wendy wolfson

Science Writer




Children Who Survive Congenital Heart Defects Can Face New Problems As Adults
January 28, 20186:00 AM ET

A few weeks ago, our family gathered for a meeting that we hope will save my sister’s life. Our goal was to demonstrate to a hospital social worker that we could take care of her should she get a heart transplant.


A Young Man with a Disability Goes Missing: How Do You Find Him?
March 20, 2016 7:00 AM ET

Zachary Briley’s family found out that even though he was developmentally disabled, his disappearance was not classified as an emergency. Laws that protect adults’ rights can make searches difficult.



Before Zika virus, rubella was a pregnant woman’s nightmare


Are Statins Bad For Me? Personalized Medicine Can’t Yet Say

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 About 25 to 30 percent of people prescribed statins dump them within a year. I flunked Lipitor after a few wretched months.



Playing The Odds With Statins: Heart Disease Or Diabetes?

March 10, 2015  For women of a certain age, statins are supposedly the best thing since Lycra for keeping wayward bodies in check. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol. LDL is a prime suspect in heart disease, the top killer of women.



I thought it was just stress until it broke my heart

September 27, 2014  That Friday, I was dizzy and sick to my stomach with what felt like food poisoning, only sometimes my chest throbbed. I declined my husband’s offer of a ride to the emergency room because I had to prepare for a crucial school meeting on Monday.


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