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A. Pawlowski

A. Pawlowski is a TODAY senior contributing editor focusing on health news and features. Previously, she was a writer, producer and editor at CNN.

A. Pawlowski is a TODAY senior contributing editor focusing on health news and features. Previously, she was a writer, producer and editor at CNN.

Latest from A. Pawlowski

Woman loses 200 pounds before turning 70: 'If I can do it, you can do it'

She lost almost half her body weight after experiencing a host of health problems: "Enough was enough."

Cough leads to stroke, locked-in syndrome: 'I knew what was happening, but couldn't move'

The cough ripped the lining from an artery that goes to the brain along the back of the neck, triggering a life-threatening health crisis.
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Why waking up 1 hour earlier may reduce your risk of depression

More research suggests it pays to rise earlier, especially when it comes to mental health.

How to fight brain fog with food: Tips from a psychiatrist

The gut and the brain are uniquely connected, so what you eat impacts mental health, including brain fog.

Heat wave danger: Baby burned by scalding water from outdoor garden hose

Water sitting in a garden hose that's exposed to summer sun can reach up to 190 degrees.

Doctors should 'prescribe' exercise to lower blood pressure and cholesterol

Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure often happen together and they both increase the risk of heart disease.

Can LED masks erase acne and wrinkles? What dermatologists want you to know

The devices promise to make a difference through “light therapy.”

She thought she had COVID-19. It turned out to be bird fancier's lung

Christy Berger knew something was really wrong when she developed severe shortness of breath.

How much exercise do you need for a longer life? Activity 'cocktails' offer clues

Even if you regularly work out, it's not as simple as checking off the exercise box on your to-do list.

Woman's foot melanoma discovered after she goes to dermatologist for face mask rash

“In hindsight, of course, it looked like exactly what you might see on a chart in the dermatology office,” she says.