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I'm a freelance journalist in Temecula, California and a frequent contributor to such publications as Health, SHAPE, Cooking Light, Better Homes & Gardens, and Women's Health. I hope the articles displayed on my site will give you a sense of my writing style and areas of expertise. If you have any questions or would like to request a reprint, please click on the contact page. Thanks for visiting.

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Amy Paturel, M.S., M.P.H.

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July, 2015

Declaring War on Thumb-Sucking Leaves Battle Scars

Declaring War on Thumb-Sucking Leaves Battle Scars

A few months ago, I left the pediatrician's office feeling as if I had failed my children — and myself. With a new baby at home, my husband, Brandon...

February, 2015

Take a Stand

Take a Stand

When 20-year-old Jenna Bock left her home in Oak Park, CA, to attend college in Wisconsin, she had visions of freedom and fraternity...

February, 2015

Medical Minimalism

Medical Minimalism

Whether he's been suffering from a failing heart or he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the typical male response is "fix it ...