Health & Wellness

My previous role as a writer and editor for a healthcare publishing company prepared me well to help healthcare clients with their content needs. Recently, I helped a corporate meditation company launch a newsletter, the New York YMCA produce an employee newsletter and marketing materials, and a Texas-based company that sells and rents larger-than-life inflatable organs with its web content. I’ve also blogged on infertility. I have a particular interest in functional and integrative medicine and nutrition.


New York YMCA
I write a newsletter for Y employees.

Journey Meditation Newsletter
Journey Meditation Founder and CEO Stephen Sokoler called my newsletter copy “the first piece I've seen that really nails the Journey tone—upbeat, positive, friendly.” 

I have also written and edited newsletters for nurse managers and pharmacy benefit managers.


Medical Inflatables
I’ve written and edited web content for the Houston-based company, which rents and sells larger-than-life inflatable organs to hospitals and other healthcare clients.


Why are women with diabetes at greater risk for poor heart health?
Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men.
The American Heart Association

Nutrients for Healthy Skin
To help keep your skin looking, working, and feeling good, feed it well from the inside.

Can social connection aid heart health in African-American community?
For black adults, connecting with neighbors could do much more than create a sense of community – it also might be good for their heart.
The American Heart Association

Best Foods to Boost Your Health
Try adding these not-so-obvious foods to your pantry and plate to get better nutrition from the calories you eat.

Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?
It’s common to blame joint pain flare-ups on changes in the weather. But the research on the connection between the two isn’t clear.

Blood pressure may explain elevated dementia risk in black adults
Older black adults with high blood pressure, and especially black men, show more severe cognitive declines than white adults who have high blood pressure, according to new research.
The American Heart Association

Bald is Beautiful
In a society that equates health and attractiveness with hair, these three alopecia crusaders are proving that baldness can't stop anyone from living a happy life.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

Can An Opioid Addiction Drug Treat Autoimmune Disorders?
Evidence is mounting that low doses of naltrexone can treat conditions like lupus and multiple sclerosis effectively and with few side effects.
MedShadow Foundation

10 Things to Look for in Diabetes Tech and Drugs in 2019
The coming year promises to be a busy one for innovations in diabetes tech and medicine. 

Doctors Who Craft
Across the country, off-the-clock medical professionals are turning to knitting, baking, painting, lettering, and other crafts not just for fun, but to doctor their souls.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

Healing Her Gut Through Bread Baking
After a stomach disorder, Sarah Owens turned to baking and fermenting foods to help heal her gut.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

A Brighter Future With Food
Brighter Bites gives low income families across Texas – and the country – 20-25 pounds of fresh, free produce a week donated from local food banks, and it’s changing the way children are eating.
Local Sun

Riding, Running, and Swimming To Beat A Fatal Genetic Disease
Justin and Lexi Clark aren't just in a race against giant axonal neuropathy, the disease that could kill them. They're in a triathlon.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

Lullabies for Lexi
When Lexi Vernon was born, she couldn't hear the songs her mother sang her. Now, along with the power of music, her story is helping fight hearing impairment across the country.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

No Breath To Spare
Jane Nelson's chronic breathing disorders might have required a dual lung transplant, but it hasn't stopped her from living her life.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

Singing At The Top Of Her Lungs
Julia Rae may have cystic fibrosis, but that hasn't stopped her from being a rising star in the worlds of singing, acting, and pageantry. Oh, while running the occasional marathon besides.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

How To Design A Room To Heal In
Lynn Goode began thinking differently about interior design after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

In Pat Greer’s Kitchen
Raw, vegan food maven Pat Greer talks about the fried, sugar-laden diet of her youth, and why she prefers raw foods. 
Local Sun

Because chemo is scary enough without wigging out
After her own cancer treatment, Nancy Riviere started Wig Out, a non-profit dedicated to getting free wigs to women who want one.
Folks - A Pillpack Magazine

It’s the Bees That Bring Us Together
Shelley Rice, known around Houston as "the bee lady," has helped hundreds of Texans start their own hives. 
Local Sun

Kickin' Off Texas' Kombucha Craze
Kickin’ Kombucha founder and Houston native Robert Lopez has big ambitions for his homegrown beverage company, but they don’t include being everywhere.
Local Sun

After nearly 40 years, Houston health care leader hangs up his stethoscope
Dr. Spencer Berthelsen championed an accountable care model of health at Houston's Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, which serves nearly 400,00 patients at 20 clinics.
The Houston Business Journal

Study big on weight watchers
A new report could mean more Americans are willing to work for weight loss.


How do our bodies interpret time?
Why do I constantly feel like there’s not enough time? Is there anything I can do about it? Aoife McLoughlin, a psychology lecturer at James Cook University’s Singapore campus, suggests we recalibrate our internal clock periodically.

The intricate, sensitive connection between the mind and the gut
“When you’re stressed, your gut is a different gut,” says Emeran Mayer, a gastroenterologist, neuroscientist, and UCLA professor who studies how the digestive system and nervous system interact in health and disease.

The MEGA Heart wows audiences during American Heart Health month
Rachael Ray says she would be "way better at science" if she could have toured the MEGA Heart in elementary school.
Medical Inflatables

Male Infertility – his state of mind matters
Many men faced with an infertility diagnosis feel disbelief, and even shame, emotions more and more research shows may be just as intense as their female partners’, contrary to popular belief. 


Medical Inflatables
I’ve written and edited brochures, manuals, e-blasts, event posters and signs and marketing postcards for the Houston-based company, which rents and sells larger-than-life inflatable organs to hospitals and other healthcare clients.

New York YMCA
I’ve written and edited promotional material for the Greater New York YMCA, including brochures, information sheets and camp program guides distributed to 27,000 New York families.


Surviving the Nursing Shortage
A practical guide for how to enhance recruitment and retention as the U.S. creeps closer to running out of nurses.