Abby Alten Schwartz

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Abby Alten Schwartz is a freelance writer for WebMD. Schwartz has worked in health care marketing and communications for more than 20 years. She’s written about cancer, heart disease, women’s health, parenting, aging, mental wellness, and many other topics. 

Schwartz’s work is informed by her experience as the parent of a daughter with cystic fibrosis and celiac disease.

Schwartz has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, HuffPost, WIRED, Reader’s Digest, The Seattle Times, Salon, NIH National Library of Medicine, and elsewhere. You can see her writing at and connect with her on social media @abbys480.

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