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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.

featured articles

August, 2014

Once Bitten

Once Bitten

In July 2003, when Lyle Petersen, MD, MPH, was 48, he learned first-hand that West Nile Virus (WNV) can knock you to your knees....

August, 2014

Side Shows

Side Shows

At Loa, a plush cocktail den in New Orleans' International House Hotel, a customer orders a drink called "Ten Years in a Day," a reference ...

March, 2014

Loved Ones

Loved Ones

I woke at 6 am and started cooking: spinach and mushroom quiche, bacon-egg scramble, even chocolate-dipped strawberries ...