As an independent journalist, I authored or co-authored eight consumer trade books on health and medicine for general audiences, fulfilling contracts for such major publishing houses as Addison Wesley, Hyperion, New American Library, Plume and St. Martin's Press.

For many of my collaborative works, like this one, I researched and wrote the entire book myself. My co-author simply reviewed and approved the outline and the manuscript.

Menopause and Midlife Health was the first book I wrote, and the first of many that Dr. Morris Notelovitz and I collaborated on together. For these books, I worked closely with Dr. Notelovitz to create works that accurately reflected his vision, research and clinical practices.

Menopause and Midlife Health won a 1994 Bronze Health Information Award, honoring the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials.

When it was published in 1996, The Essential Heart Book for Women was named a notable women's health book of the year by the New York Times.