Tara Parker-Pope

Washington, D.C.

Well+Being Editor

Education: University of Texas at Austin, BA in Sociology; Yale School of Public Health, MPH candidate/current student

Tara Parker-Pope is the Well+Being editor for The Washington Post. She is an editor and columnist who has devoted most of her career to consumer health news and service journalism. Her most recent stories have focused on helping people navigate pandemic life and understand covid-19. Before joining The Post, she was the founding editor of "Well," the New York Times’s consumer health site. She was part of the newsroom team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the pandemic. In 2013, she won a News and Documentary Emmy for “Life, Interrupted,” a video series abou
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Face masks may return amid holiday ‘tripledemic’ of covid, flu and RSV

Masks this time aren’t just about avoiding the coronavirus. The CDC director and other experts are advising masks to also protect against influenza and RSV.

December 7, 2022

Did the pandemic make us all a little more generous?

Charitable donations increased as the coronavirus spread through communities, compared with areas that were less affected by the pandemic, a study showed.

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What medical mysteries can teach us about getting better health care

The writer of The Post’s popular column says primary-care physicians can help a patient and advises people to be organized and summarize symptoms clearly.

November 24, 2022

After three more major shootings, a nation copes with collective trauma

The recent scourge of gun violence is likely to be a topic of conversation at many holiday tables this Thanksgiving. Therapists offer ways to cope.

November 23, 2022

What not to talk about at the Thanksgiving table

Advice from experts to help you steer clear of risky conversations and be ready to rescue your diners from the kind of table chatter that can spoil an appetite.

November 17, 2022

How to clean smarter during virus season

Cleaning and disinfecting becomes more important when someone in the house is ill. Here are tips to help you clean smarter.

November 10, 2022

What 300 therapists had to say about mental health

Because therapists are on the front lines of the mental health crisis, we asked them for advice for getting mental health help when you can’t find a therapist.

November 3, 2022

How to survive a crowd crush and why they can become deadly

Dense crowds like the one during the Seoul Halloween disaster can form quickly. Here are steps to reduce your risk and improve your chances of survival.

October 31, 2022

Our guide to a healthy, happy, stress-free fall

Holiday planning still isn’t as simple or carefree as we’d like it to be. These tips can help.

October 27, 2022

The best way to lower your dementia risk

A new federal rule now allows hearing aids for adults with low to moderate hearing loss to be sold over the counter, without a prescription or hearing test.

October 20, 2022