About Julie Bean

Julie Bean is a writer and editor based in New York City. She has covered health, nutrition, technology and lifestyle topics for numerous publications, including Every Day With Rachael Ray, Weight Watchers and Time Out New York Kids.

Articles by Julie

Kid-friendly Foods That Soothe

Kid-friendly Foods That Soothe

When children are under the weather, they usually turn to Mom for comfort. This season, be prepared with tasty treats that do double duty – they soothe symptoms and help speed up the healing process. “Runny noses, coughs and intermittent fevers can all be soothed at home,” says Dr. Ben Lee, a hospitalist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and an assistant professor of pediatrics at... 

Holiday Food That Makes You Sick

Holiday Food That Makes You Sick

Every host wants guests to leave the table with a full stomach, not a stomach bug. Unfortunately, 76 million cases of food-borne diseases occur in the United States each year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 325,000 of those cases result in a trip to the emergency room. This time of year, with heaps of food and extra guests, it’s all too easy to contaminate meals... 

Team up With Schools to Fight Flu Season

Team up With Schools to Fight Flu Season

This cold and flu season, kids are at risk of picking up more than just math and reading skills at school. The good news is that many school districts have been preparing for a potential pandemic influenza outbreak for a few years, so they’re ready to tackle this year’s challenging season, says Dr. Lani Wheeler, executive member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health. “Most...