Hallie Levine Hallie Levine is an award-winning health and medical journalist who frequently contributes to AARP, Consumer Reports, the New York Times, and Health.com. She lives in Fairfield, CT, with her three children and her cuddly Labrador retriever, Wiggins. 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.