Health & Medicine Writer/Editor
You may not have an M.D. after your name, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak up about your health. Just ask Serena Williams. When she had serious post-delivery complications last year, a CT-scan — requested not by the doctor but by Williams herself — saved the tennis star’s life.
People used to think the worst thing sugar did was rot your teeth. But now, after years of scientific evidence linking it with increased risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease, it’s easy to see that too much sugar isn’t so sweet for your health. We all love having a hero and a bad guy, though — so when people learned they should cut back on sweet treats, the national conversation pitted "good sugars" against "bad sugars." It's not that simple.