Larissa Long

Larissa Long

Larissa Long is a writer who has worked in the health care communications field for more than 13 years. She started her career in health care public relations, working with pharmaceutical clients and helping to launch an international cancer awareness campaign before focusing her attention solely on health writing.

Since then, she has co-authored a self-care book titled Taking Care, written countless tip sheets and e-letters on health topics, and contributed several articles to Natural Solutions magazine. She also served as managing editor of three alternative health and lifestyle newsletters — Dr. Susan Lark’s Women’s Wellness Today, Dr. David Williams’ Alternatives, and Janet Luhrs’ Simple Living.

Having worked for diverse companies in the health care arena — from a health care public relations agency, to a major health insurance provider, to a leading alternative health newsletter publisher and supplement retailer — Larissa brings a well-rounded approach and style to her writing.

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