Published November 01, 2004
Miranda Hitti is a freelance writer in Atlanta. She has written for publications including Arthritis Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Cooking Light. Previously, she worked at CNN.
Sid Kirchheimer has been a health and medical writer and editor for two decades. A former newspaper reporter, he has written or edited 15 health books, including the 2 million-copy best-seller, The Doctors Book of Home Remedies II. He has launched two newsletters, and directed web sites for doctors and patients. In addition to working for WebMD since 2002, he has contributed to dozens of leading publications and web sites.
Charlene Laino is a freelance writer, consulting editor, and contributor to health publications and web sites worldwide. She was formerly founding executive health editor of MSNBC.com, executive editor of the Medical Tribune Group, and editor of the New York Times Syndicate Health News Service.
Jeanie Lerche Davis
Jeanie Lerche Davis has been with WebMD since 1999. She researches, reports, and writes daily news stories and health features.
Ms. Davis handled media relations for several museums in Illinois and Virginia before focusing her writing career on health and medicine in 1990. In Houston, she wrote for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute. She moved to Atlanta in early 1996 and wrote for the American Cancer Society, Emory University Health Sciences Center, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and others.
She has received numerous awards, most recently a World Wide Web Health Award for the special report "How to Talk to Your Teen" and a Circle of Excellence Media Award from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. Ms. Davis is currently a graduate student in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.