Ann Pietrangelo


"Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer," a memoir

Sometimes, when that proverbial "other shoe" finally drops, it drops hard. That's when you find out what it means to be a true survivor. Website: Catch That Look

"No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis," a memoir

This poignant and often humorous story of acceptance and change relies on a basic truth -- good health and life are fleeting, but love and humor trump all. Website: No More Secs!


Some of my writing clients, past and present, include: Healthline Networks, Living, The Health Journal, Natural Choice Network,, MSFocus Magazine, Nextag,, Family Health Guide U.K., Today I Found Out, Jester Yorick, Justin Reno, The Organic Agency, Checklist, Customer Magnetism, In The Trenches Productions, Fashionable Canes and Walking Sticks,The Health Central Network. Ghost writing credits include articles promoting children's charities, spas, the ski industry, and assisted living homes, among others.

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Selected Writing Samples

Multiple Sclerosis:

Video: You've Got This
11 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with MS
If You're Going to Use a Cane, Use a Cane!
Multiple Sclerosis by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You
Why We Can't Say What Multiple Sclerosis Looks Like
5 Tips for Living with MS
Open Swim: Multiple Sclerosis Water Therapy
Multiple Sclerosis Itching: Causes, Treatments & More
A Typical Life with Multiple Sclerosis
The Disabilities You Don't See

Breast Cancer:

Video: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Explained
Young Breast Cancer Patients Skipping Treatment Over Fertility Concerns
Why do we still not know who needs a mammogram and when?
Truly Surviving After Cancer
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer "Switch" May Lead to Better Prognosis
58 Breast Cancer Words You Should Know
6 Things To Know About Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
The Lump in My Breast: Meeting the Enemy

Embracing Midlife & Beyond:

Video: Why This Woman Won't Let Your Selfie Influence How She Views Her Age
What Every Woman Ought To Know About Menopause
Why I'm Damned Happy To Be Middle Aged
5 Things No One Tells You About Life After 50
Do You Worship Physical Beauty?
The Gray Divorce Revolution: Can/Should Your Marriage Be Saved?
The Art of Aging Gracefully

Health Policy:

You Survived Cancer…Now, How Do You Pay Your Bills?
Traveler's Guide to Health Insurance
Claim Denied! Now What?
22 Health Insurance Words You Should Know
Why Some People Don't Buy Health Insurance
Low Income Cancer Patients Hurt by States' Refusal to Expand Medicaid
Rating System Unveiled for Cancer Costs, Treatments

General Health:

Parasites in Your Intestines May Actually Be Good For You
A Gluten-Free Diet May Not Do You Any Good, Experts Say
TMJ Disorders Explained
The Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Body
Newly Diagnosed with IBS? Questions for Your Doctor
Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Ups
What is an Erectile Dysfunction Pump?
Living with HIV: Is Serosorting Safe?
Sun Poisoning and How To Avoid It
5 Sports for Family Fun and Fitness
Moving the World with your Mind
Researchers Growing Human Hearts in Laboratories
8 Skin Care Tips for Spring and Summer
Fat Substitutes Linked to Weight Gain

Healthy Living:

Overwhelmed? 3 Ways Your Stuff is Sapping Your Energy
7 Things I Learned from Being Sick
Improve Mood and Self-Esteem With Green Exercise
Beat the Holiday Blues: Be Like Scrooge
Gardening for Body, Mind and Spirit
Natural Health Care: Empowering Patients to Lead Healthier Lives
How Spiritual Practice Leads to Happiness
Walking Your Way to a Healthier Mind, Body and Soul

News & Issues:

How to Talk to your Kids about School Shootings

Ending the Cycle of Early and Forced Marriage
The Bully's Perspective & Why it Matters
Measuring Sustainable Happiness: Seattle Leads the Way
How 9-11 Changed Our Nation 

Feeding America…from Food Waste


3 Ways to Teach Kids About Environmental Conservation
5 Signs Your Relationship Is In Trouble and What To Do About It
Life After Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Friends?
10 Things To Do Before Adopting a Cat
Breastfeeding in the 'Family Values' Era
50 Years on the Pill: Our Bodies, Our Choices, Our Lives
Super-Sizing of America's Pets: Conquer Pet Obesity Naturally
The Sister Effect


Conference Provides Fresh Perspective for Beyond Boobs! Volunteer
Living with a Grateful Vibration
Inspiration, Survivor, Miracle: An Amazing Life
Edward Janus, Passionate Online Activism at its Finest
Mountain Climber Wendy Booker: "I'm Not Done Yet"
Grieving Son Recounts Mom’s Battle with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Just For Fun:

7 Ways To Get Attention at the Gym
5 Tips for Working from Home and Making it Work
Rightsize Your Home for the Life You Want to Live
It Does Not Take 7 Years to Digest Gum
Judas Yorick Unleashed
5 Reasons Not to Wear High Heels & 2 Reasons You Still Do
10 Things to Know About Flip Flops
8 Creative Pumpkin Recipes

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