Jennifer Chesak Jennifer Chesak earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School and draws on nearly two decades of experience as a journalist and editor across the fields of broadcast, print, and online. Currently she is a freelance medical journalist, editor, and fact checker with bylines in several national publications. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, Prevention, Healthline, Verywell, The Daily Beast, Runner's World, Greatist, and more. Her coverage focuses on COVID-19, chronic health issues, and the scientific evidence around health and wellness trends. She also serves on the Medical Integrity Team at Healthline. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.