Tag Archives: health

Some Health Writing

Since starting a job at a contractor last July, I’ve gotten to do lots of different kinds of writing, mostly in the area of health and medicine. Here are three of my stories for the publication NIH News in Health, … Continue reading

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Blog Post at New Job

I’ve been working since July at Palladian Partners, a company in Silver Spring, Md. I’m so happy with it–the people are nice, the work is interesting and varied, and the commute is wonderful. Recently I wrote a blog post for … Continue reading

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Swine Flu

I had a new adventure earlier this year: Coming up with the text and data for an infographic on swine flu. It was for GW Research magazine, a publication from George Washington University. A designer came up with the graphics … Continue reading

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Living With Pain

My friend and former National Geographic colleague Jenny Holland wrote a lovely guest post for The Last Word on Nothing this week. She writes clearly and honestly about her experience with nasty, chronic abdominal pain–while also being funny. (Jenny’s good … Continue reading

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Telemedicine and Dialysis

I have a story out in the new issue of George Washington University’s Medicine + Health magazine, about telemedicine and dialysis. It was the first story I’d done for them, and I enjoyed it. It brought together two topics that … Continue reading

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happy people live longer

Yet again, I find reason to be happy that I am happy. Hm. That is an odd sentence. Anyway, a new study from the UK finds that happy people live longer. I wrote it up for ScienceNOW last week. This … Continue reading

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museum tourist: yale medical historical library

Last fall, I spent a few days at a conference at Yale, which included a neat field trip that I have been woefully slow to blog about. It was a trip to the library at the Yale School of Medicine, … Continue reading

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stress and death

For this week’s issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, I wrote a story about a molecular link between stress and death. The story is here. Ok, there’s a catch: You have to be a subscriber to read it, and … Continue reading

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the truth about cats and dogs

I’ve written two pieces about household pets in the last week – one about how personality and longevity relate in dogs, and the other about how your pets are trying to kill you. Yes, your pets are trying to kill … Continue reading

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test tube babies

Last weekend I wrote a blog post for ScienceNOW about whether “test tube” babies are healthy. Answer: Basically, yes, but the oldest one is only 31, so there’s no way to know about health effects that show up later in … Continue reading

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