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Kim Ledgerwood

HealthyWomen's Editorial Director

As HealthyWomen’s editorial director, Kim oversees the production of all content and ensures that it is aligned with our mission and meets our high editorial standards.

Kim is an editor and award-winning copywriter with more than 25 years of experience. She started her career as a copywriter and broadcast producer at the Southeast’s largest full-service advertising agency, The Tombras Group. Since then, she has worked for a wide variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to indie authors across multiple industries and topics.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as a master’s degree in advertising from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She lives in Towson, Maryland, with her husband, three children, and a menagerie of pets.

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We Asked. You Answered.

This National Women's Health Month, we asked you to share your thoughts with us. Here's what you said.

Your Health

At HealthyWomen, it's our mission to educate and empower women so they can make informed decisions about their health care. Our everyday mission aligns with the rest of the world each year in May during National Women's Health Month.

This year, we took the opportunity to ask our readers some questions to make sure we're giving our audience what they want — and that we continue to do so.

What do you want to know?

We learned that our audience is most interested in learning more about mental health. And is anyone surprised that sexual health came in second? Following closely were chronic pain and menopause.


We're so happy to find out that 65% of our audience considers themselves healthy.

Time and money: Barriers to care

When asked what your biggest health challenge is, almost 40% of you indicated that it's finding time to care for yourself. It's like the age-old oxygen mask analogy. You have to take care of yourself so you can properly take care of everyone else. Don't forget that self-care isn't a luxury — it's a necessity.

The second biggest challenge was being able to afford health care. This is a big problem, and it's why we work so hard to expose disparities in health care. No one should have to sacrifice their health because of financial concerns.

You guys are smart

30% of you knew that you should start thinking about your brain health in your twenties. It's never too late — but it's never too early, either!

A trusted resource

When it comes to health concerns, 42% of you are turning to the internet even before your healthcare providers (35%). While we always recommend that you consult a healthcare provider about health issues, we recognize that turning to online sources is also a huge part of the process.

That's why it's so important that you can find reliable information you can count on — and that's why all of our content at HealthyWomen is credible, unbiased and fact-based.

Thank you!

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what's on your mind. Now that we've got the scoop, we'll use all this great info to keep creating content that's relevant and useful. Until we meet again …

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