Claire Young

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Title: Writer
Education: Northwestern University
Expertise: Women's health, endometriosis, fitness, wellness and sleep

* Blogger, The Practical Guide to Endometriosis
* Diagnosed with Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain
* Participates in annual pelvic pain research study at Northshore University Health System

Experience

Claire Young is a freelance reporter for over 10 years experience covering a variety of topics for a slew of outlets. Her work has been published by Health, Marie Claire, Everyday Health, LearnVest, InsideHook, CBS Moneywatch and more.

As a journalist, Claire relentlessly pursues clarity, driving to the heart of a topic. As a woman with a chronic pain disease, Claire has focused on wellness in both her personal and professional life for almost 20 years. She aims to deliver clear, actionable health information to those searching for answers. Claire is also the co-author of a political compendium Lyin' Cheatin' Bastards - Sex, Money, Power: The Dark Side of Politics.

I write about health because it is our single most important asset, and learning how to understand your body then advocate for it is complicated. I was trained to seek out expert sources, relentlessly ask questions, draw conclusions and distill everything down into plain speak -- and it's still hard for me to figure out health information! My goal is to make things easier, more accessible, and more practical for readers that are just trying to understand their health.

Education

Claire graduated from Northwestern University where she double majored in Journalism and Political Science. She completed her Journalism Residency at WGN-TV in Chicago, writing for the evening newscast.

About Health

Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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