Laura Beil

Laura Beil

Contributing Correspondent

Laura Beil is an independent journalist specializing in medicine, health policy and science. She was the recipient of the Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Science Reporting in 2018. In addition to being a contributing correspondent at Science News, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, and other magazines. She began freelancing in 2007 after working as medical writer for the Dallas Morning News from 1992 to 2006. In 2018, she reported and hosted the podcast Dr. Death, which has been downloaded more than 50 million times.

All Stories by Laura Beil

  1. Head Agony

  2. Health & Medicine

    Reviving A Tired Heart

  3. The Color of Controversy

  4. Health & Medicine

    Healthy Aging in a Pill

  5. Making Nuanced Memories

  6. Unnatural selection

  7. Fat chance

  8. I, Mold

  9. Breaking the Speed Limit

  10. Humans

    Obese people can misjudge body size

    Survey finds that many overweight individuals consider their body size normal and healthy despite having health problems

  11. Health & Medicine

    Marathoners’ hearts stressed, but not necessarily by heart attacks

    Detailed imaging of runners’ hearts before and after races doesn’t find signatures of heart attacks

  12. Health & Medicine

    Mummies reveal heart disease plagued ancient Egyptians

    CT scans of preserved individuals show hardening of arteries similar to that seen in people today.