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 and Healthline News, Care2 Healthy Living and Care2 Causes, The Health Journal, Natural Choice Network,, MSFocus Magazine, Nextag, Family Health Guide U.K., Today I Found Out, The Organic Agency, The Health Central Network, In The Trenches Productions, Fashionable Canes and Walking Sticks, and Customer Magnetism.

Ghost writing credits include articles promoting children's charities, spas, the ski industry, assisted living homes, and a professional wrestler.

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I've been quoted or featured on HuffPost Live, WebMD, EverydayHealth, Washington Post, and a variety of online publications.

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!
What Does Multiple Sclerosis Looks Like? 
5 Tips for Living with MS
Open Swim: Multiple Sclerosis Water Therapy
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
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Series hosted on

Embracing Midlife & Beyond:

Video: Why This Woman Won't Let Your Selfie Influence How She Views Her Age
Make My Day: Call Me Ma'am
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:

Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn't Shared
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
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
8 Skin Care Tips for Spring and Summer
Fat Substitutes Linked to Weight Gain

Healthy Living:

How Regular Counseling Can Enrich Your Life
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
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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