Brian Mastroianni Brian Mastroianni

Brian is a New York-based health, science and tech journalist. He has written about chronic diseases, cybersecurity, Anonymous and even interviewed Neil deGrasse Tyson about his secret love of musicals (who knew?). Brian’s work has been published by The Atlantic, The Paris Review, CBS News, Engadget and Everyday Health, among others. He graduated with honors from Brown University and has an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Double Trouble: Breast Cancer and Endometriosis

Double Trouble: Breast Cancer and Endometriosis

So far, research has not found a direct link between endometriosis and breast cancer. But both are increasingly common health concerns for women around the world. In the U.S., alone, one in every 10 women has endo. And the Centers for Disease…

YouTube Star Sinead Smythe <br> Vlogs Her Endometriosis Flare-Up

YouTube Star Sinead Smythe
Vlogs Her Endometriosis Flare-Up

  When Sinead Smythe, 21, stares into the camera and discusses her endometriosis flare-up, you can see the pain in her eyes. Smythe, who lives in Brighton, United Kingdom, recently posted a raw and honest vlog of her flare, documenting…

This New York Mom's Endometriosis Turned Into a Deadly Form of Ovarian Cancer

This New York Mom's Endometriosis Turned Into a Deadly Form of Ovarian Cancer

Above, Jennifer Cummings-Rabich shares a CT scan of her pelvis. Inside, her 20-centimeter, basketball-sized ovarian cyst displaced several organs. Pathology later confirmed the mass was clear cell carcinoma, a deadly and rare form…

Struggling With Insomnia? This DJ Wants you to Sleep to Her Playlist

Struggling With Insomnia? This DJ Wants you to Sleep to Her Playlist

photo credit: Instagram/DonnaDCruz1 It's every DJ's M.O. to get you on the dance floor—but this one wants to lull you into a deep, restorative sleep.  Longtime celebrity DJ Donna D'Cruz has spun tunes for royalty like Prince…

Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms

Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms

What's it like to live with both endometriosis and Crohn's disease?A confusing mélange of overlapping symptoms like sudden flare-ups with chronic inflammation, abdominal pain, bowel pain and fatigue. By conservative estimates, 7 million…

How the Opioid Crisis Can Impact Women With Endometriosis

How the Opioid Crisis Can Impact Women With Endometriosis

As dangerous as they are, opioids remain a seemingly easy fix for chronic pain—a sobering reality many women with endometriosis know all too well. Lea Ervin never thought she would develop a dependency on opioids. She had already seen…

She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran <br> the Boston Marathon One Week Later

She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran
the Boston Marathon One Week Later

When Katherine Nyholm, 29, crossed the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, she was greeted by the familiar faces of cheering friends. She finished the race at three hours and 24 minutes, 26 seconds faster than her last…