About Christina Elston
I’ve been a health writer for about 15 years now, and the whole thing came about almost by accident. I was hired as an assistant editor at L.A. Parent in 1994, and part of my job was to write a little health blurb for each month’s magazine. Within months I was writing an entire page.
I was mom to a toddler at the time, so the material I was gathering often hit close to home. I found that I loved being able to offer a bit of “inside information” I had gleaned from an interview with a doctor or other expert to help answer a friend’s health question. So, of course, I wrote a book. Then I wrote another. I wrote for magazines and the Internet, too. And no matter where else my writing career took me, it always involved gathering and sharing information about health.
Blogging, however, finally brings me back to that person-to-person sharing of helpful tips and information that I gather while researching and writing articles, meeting and talking with health experts, and, of course, surfing the Web. This blog is really meant to be a conversation, and I hope you’ll join in. Comment on what you read here. Offer your own information and experiences. And certainly feel free to ask questions. I’ve probably got an expert in mind to help find the answers.