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Maggie O'Neill, MFA

Maggie O’Neill is a health editor based in New York. She was a fellow of the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2020 class on Women’s Health Journalism and 2021 class on Cancer Reporting. She received her BA in Journalism and Politics from New York University and her MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Her work has appeared in Health, Observer, CNN, Vice, am New York, and Good Housekeeping. When she's not at work, Maggie likes playing skee-ball, watching TikToks, and fetching with her dog, Finnegan.

Here's How Long It Actually Takes for the Flu Vaccine to Kick In

And why you need to get one ASAP if you haven't already.

Here's a Very Good Reason to Try to Avoid Getting COVID Twice

People are more likely to develop long COVID if they’re infected more than once.

Jonah Hill’s New Documentary Is an Actually Helpful Film About Mental Health

In Netflix’s Stutz, he works through body image issues, grief, and more with his therapist.

Yes, RSV Can Spread to Adults From Kids—Here’s Why That Matters Right Now

Some adults also face a high risk of serious symptoms, experts say.

A Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats and Cheeses Is Making People Really Sick

It’s led to at least 13 hospitalizations, one death, and a pregnancy loss in six states so far.

Just Some Truly Concerning Things Dr. Oz Has Said About Health and Medicine Over the Years

Why…did anyone ever call him “America’s Doctor”?

Christina Applegate Shares How Her Subtle MS Symptoms Eventually Worsened

A crew member for Dead to Me sometimes had to hold her legs so she could stand and film her scenes.

‘It Started to Get Really Dark’: Selena Gomez Shares What Her 2018 Psychosis Episode Was Like

A new documentary about her mental health comes out tomorrow.

Should You Postpone Your Flu Shot If You’re Feeling Sick?

An expert explains when it’s okay to get it—and when you’ll want to wait.

5 Things to Do If You’re Already Way Too Stressed About the Midterms

For everyone who knows “just unplug” isn’t practical advice.

Now’s the Time to Get Older Family Members Vaccinated If You’re Seeing Them for Thanksgiving

Many folks over 65 haven’t received the bivalent booster.

Check Your Cleaning Supplies Now: A Bunch of Pine-Sol Products Were Just Recalled

The type of bacteria found in some is known for being resistant to antibiotics.

The Case for Throwing a ‘Fail-a-Bration’

Sharing your biggest flops can be surprisingly cathartic.

Matthew Perry Says He Was Given a ‘2% Chance to Live’ After His Colon Burst From Drug Use

“I’m grateful to be alive, that’s for sure,” he said in a new interview.

An Ophthalmologist Found a Whopping 23 Contact Lenses Under Her Patient's Eyelid

Not-so-gentle reminder: Do not sleep in your contacts!

You Might Be Contagious With COVID for Longer Than You Think, New Research Suggests

The CDC’s five-day isolation guidance isn’t long enough, experts say.

Flu Season Is Ramping Up—and Some States Have Already Been Hit Hard

Experts say the virus is spreading early which is uhhh...not great, guys!

This Horrifying TikTok Explains Why You Should Never, Ever Dry Swallow Pills

It’s worth the effort of getting a glass every time.

People Still Aren’t Getting the New COVID Booster. Experts Say They Aren’t Surprised.

We’re going to need a lot more than 5% (!!) of eligible Americans to get jabbed before winter.

Bryce Dallas Howard: 'Battling Depression Has Been the Biggest Challenge to My Identity'

The actor said it took her a long time to accept negative emotions.