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Sarah Jacoby

Sarah Jacoby is a health reporter at TODAY. She frequently covers women's health, infectious diseases, mental health, drug policy and skin care. Sarah is passionate about digesting complex medical information so everyone can understand it. Her goal is to help people find their own definition of "wellness" and an approachable way to live their healthiest lives.

Experience

Sarah has been working in health journalism for over a decade with bylines at Popular Science, Refinery29, Self magazine and more. 

Expertise and Education

Sarah received a B.A. in psychology from Reed College, with a particular focus on behavioral neuroscience. In 2013, she obtained a master's degree from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

Sarah Jacoby is a health reporter at TODAY. She frequently covers women's health, infectious diseases, mental health, drug policy and skin care. Sarah is passionate about digesting complex medical information so everyone can understand it. Her goal is to help people find their own definition of "wellness" and an approachable way to live their healthiest lives.

Experience

Sarah has been working in health journalism for over a decade with bylines at Popular Science, Refinery29, Self magazine and more. 

Expertise and Education

Sarah received a B.A. in psychology from Reed College, with a particular focus on behavioral neuroscience. In 2013, she obtained a master's degree from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

Latest from Sarah Jacoby

Is a faint line on a COVID-19 test actually positive? Yes, experts say

Experts discuss what it might mean if you get a faint line on a home COVID-19 test, when to take another test and what precautions to take.

Still testing positive for COVID-19 after 10 days? Here's what to know

Experts share their advice about isolation, masking and more if you're still testing positive late into a COVID-19 infection.
4d ago

Her 1-year-old son ate applesauce pouches contaminated with lead. Here's how she found out

After her son had elevated levels of lead in his blood, one mom was initially confused. But with news of an applesauce pouches recall, it began to make sense.

Are protein bars good for you? Dietitians reveal the healthiest options

Protein bars can be a lifesaver, but you should resist the urge to rely on them too much dietitians say. Here's how to know if your protein bar is good for you.

Allergists reveal the best time to start taking your seasonal allergy medications

What's the best time to start taking spring allergy season medicine? Allergists explain how taking medication early in the season can help curb your symptoms.

These 23 skin rash pictures can help you decipher your skin

Out of more than 3,000 skin diseases, how do you know what condition you have? These 23 skin rash pictures and expert tips can help you decipher your skin.

Can rice water stop hair loss? Dermatologists explain possible side effects and if it really works

Social media users claim rice water can help treat hair loss and there's some research to back that up. But rice water for hair can come with side effects too.

What do bedbug bites look like? Pictures to help you identify and treat them

No sign of bedbugs but have bites? Here, experts discuss up-close photos of bedbug bites, plus share tips to treat and prevent bedbugs in your home or hotel.

Just 1 bite of cauliflower has these impressive benefits for your gut, sleep and muscles

Cauliflower is showing up in pizza and mashed "potatoes," and it's easy to see why: The nutritional benefits of cauliflower are impressive, dietitians say.
28d ago

King Charles' cancer found during prostate treatment: A timeline of his diagnosis

Buckingham Palace officials revealed that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing treatment for a benign prostate condition.

Exclusive: Single mom, 49, recalls first symptoms of widowmaker heart attack she nearly missed

Sarah Casalan Bittle, 49, felt indigestion after a cheeseburger one night. A day later, she was rushed to the hospital after a widowmaker heart attack.