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Charlotte Huff

Charlotte Huff


Charlotte Huff, a Texas-based journalist and recovering newspaper staffer, has written about medicine for two decades. As a political science major and Fulbright journalism scholar, she gravitates towards stories that intertwine science, money and ethics. Her features have appeared in various publications, including Genome, Kaiser Health News, Slate, STAT and Women’s Health. After many years of living in Fort Worth, she’s dodged a twister and now says “y’all”, but hasn’t yet purchased a cowboy hat or boots.

Twitter: @Charlotte_Huff

Charlotte’s stories

  • This is what it’s like to be struck by lightning

    If you’re hit by lightning, there’s a nine in ten chance you’ll survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts? Charlotte Huff finds out.

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    The do-nothing dilemma

    When Judy Refuerzo heard the word ‘carcinoma’, she began considering her treatment options. But two years on, she’s chosen surveillance over surgery. Charlotte Huff meets her and other so-called watchful waiters.

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    Cutting tubes, cutting risks

    Could an addition to routine pelvic surgery help protect women from ovarian cancer?

  • Decisions on a knife-edge

    Surgery to remove the fallopian tubes but spare the ovaries of women predisposed to cancer may prevent early menopause, but is it irresponsible? Charlotte Huff explores the costs of buying time.