Beth A. Kapes, a regular contributor to WebMD since June 2000, is an award-winning writer and editor based in Cleveland. With an extensive background in medical communications, she has written on the scientific and clinical aspects of medicine for clients that include corporate and not-for-profit institutions and medical publishing groups. She covers a wide variety of medical topics, from basic science at the molecular level to the most advanced clinical applications. Accolades highlight her ability to translate complex subjects into informative, readable language that guides today's patient. She was awarded a BGS from Ohio University in 1991.