Laura Beil is an independent journalist specializing in medicine, health policy and science. In addition to being a contributing correspondent at Science News, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, Self, Prevention, Glamour, Newsweek, Men's Health, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting, O and the New York Times. She began freelancing in 2007 after working as medical writer for the Dallas Morning News from 1992 to 2006. From 2006–2007 she was a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. She lives near Dallas.
Laura Beil's Articles
- FeatureCardiologists disagree on whether electrocardiograms should be used to screen student athletes for a rare heart condition that can cause them to die suddenly and without warning.
- NewsFor a decade, doctors have made induced hypothermia standard practice.
- FeatureScientists sift through the chemical potpourri that escapes our lungs for new ways to diagnose disease.
- FeatureDoes high fructose corn syrup deserve such a bad rap?
- FeatureSimilarities between tumors in people and dogs mean canine studies can inform human disease.
- FeaturePremature puberty among girls poses scientific puzzle.
- FeatureThe official figure for the percentage of human cancers caused by viruses is around 20 percent — but most experts concede that number is largely an educated guess