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I have experience writing short and long form content for a range of healthcare professionals and organizations including Cedars Sinai Medical Center, WebMD Connect to Care, Hoag Breast Center, Mayo Clinic CME, and Cancer Center of Southern California among many others.
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From institutional data breaches to theft of personal information that can be used to illegally acquire everything from medical services to prescription drugs, medical identity theft is at its highest level in years. Medical data is especially vulnerable and has become a high-level target for hackers in recent years because of its value on the black market.
While drug shortages can (and do) occur under the best of circumstances on account of everything from quality control and manufacturing problems to supply chain disruptions, the overwhelming pressure placed on the entire healthcare ecosystem by the pandemic has taken its toll on drug and medical supplies as a result.
In light of the current global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, medical researchers and prescription drug manufacturers have been working around the clock to find treatment options for this new virus. One medication that has been receiving a lot of attention in the media lately is hydroxychloroquine (sold under the brand name Plaquenil), a prescription medication used primarily to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
From consumer products to medication, products that are marketed specifically to women are often more expensive than comparable products on the market. This is referred to as the “pink tax.” While it’s not necessarily a literal tax (although it can be in some cases), gendered pricing differences can cost female consumers over $1,000 per year according to studies.
Separating the facts from the misinformation can feel like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Still, there are a few steps that marketers and brands can take to ensure that health-related content is accurate and meets ethical guidelines.
While most people would agree that the pursuit of happiness is high on their list of priorities, many of the fundamental factors that constitute personal happiness — confidence, healthy self-esteem and a sense of self-worth, and feelings of contentment and belonging — can feel perpetually out of reach, or downright impossible, when you are suffering from anxiety disorders or depression. Incorporating positive psychology principles with traditional therapy can help to balance negative feelings.
Learn more about the dental services typically covered by various Medicare plans, including Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
Depending on where you are on your career trajectory, finding an interesting job that also pays well can seem like an insurmountable challenge. But contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an engineer at Google or an MIT-trained data scientist to find a job paying six figures in an in-demand industry.
It might seem like a good idea to reach for your toothbrush right after drinking wine to protect your teeth from staining and to freshen your breath from residual tannins. But counterintuitive as it may sound, brushing too soon after your last sip of wine (red or white) can actually hurt your teeth and make them more vulnerable to damage.
According to Forbes, global brands are increasingly using virtual reality for everything from brand storytelling to selling products. For consumers, virtual reality offers a chance to actively engage with a brand, and to get a taste for next-generation technology in the process.
Unless you've been trapped in an underground vault with the CryptKeeper circa 1992, you've probably heard that content is king. But like any powerful tool, content can be used for both good and evil. The really scary thing is that sometimes, even the most well-intentioned campaigns can land with a nightmarish thud.
Cloud computing platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) programs have become more mainstream in industries like accounting and financial services. As a result, there has been some debate over the role that machine learning and AI will play in the workplace — potentially affecting jobs and services.
Conventional wisdom suggests that if you design a brilliant, useful mobile app, people will naturally want to download and use it all the time. After all, it seems that some mobile apps just appear out of thin air sometimes — one minute you’re just hearing about them, the next they’re an international sensation. While that might be partially true in some cases, the reality is that the mobile app marketplace is crowded and complex.
As more and more people around the world adopt increasingly powerful phones, and apps become more accessible, app developers and designers increasingly have more access to a global market of eager new users.
The best products and services usually result from successful collaborations. On the surface, the end user rarely gets to see all of the moving parts that go into creating their favorite apps and programs (at least that’s the goal). Depending on the organization and the project, getting disparate teams of designers and developers to work synergistically can feel like herding cats.
“If you build it they will come,” or so the old saying goes. However even the most successful apps and digital platforms attribute a big part of their initial success — as well as their long-term brand recognition — to a successful user acquisition strategy. Twitter, Instagram, Slack, your favorite video game — they all might be wonderful products, but without a user acquisition strategy, they never have the legs to reach their audience.
Sexual problems can be difficult and embarrassing to talk about. But if you’re suffering from performance issues or a low sex drive, rest assured that you are not alone. According to a number of studies looking into modern sexual activity and behavior among American adults, fewer people are having sex on a regular basis than earlier generations. In fact, statistics show that the rate of sexual activity among American adults has plummeted to the lowest levels since the Great Depression.
While surgery is sometimes the best action to treat an injury or medical condition causing chronic pain, it’s generally considered a last resort for extreme cases where other treatment options have failed or stopped working over time. Depending on the cause and severity, nonsurgical treatments are often the best way to manage and alleviate chronic pain symptoms and improve your health and lifestyle.
Of all the conditions causing Americans pain, sciatica is one of the most common. As many as 40% of adults in the United States experience sciatica pain at some point. Sciatica is a common complaint and ranges in severity from mild to severe. Depending on the severity and duration of your pain, you may be able to care for a sciatica flare-up with minimal treatment.
Migraine headaches are complex and can be triggered by one or more factors. Depending on your situation, anything from consuming too much caffeine to changes in the weather can cause a migraine headache. If you experience migraines, understanding your triggers is one of the first steps in preventing and managing the frequency and intensity of your headaches.
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase that “sitting is the new smoking.” According to numerous studies on the growing phenomenon of sedentary lifestyles, people are spending more and more time at their desks and hunched over tablets and smartphones. The result is a growing number of health problems and issues with pain, such as “text neck.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50 million American adults experience arthritis, and at least half of these cases experience enough pain to affect their mobility and quality of life. Drugs and pain medication are just one of several options available to manage arthritis pain. Depending on the extent of joint damage and the level of pain, drug-free pain management therapies can be highly effective.
Adult tooth loss is still shockingly common in the United States. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and nearly 40 million are missing all of their teeth. While the risk of oral health problems, like gum disease and tooth loss, increases with age, adult tooth loss is not inevitable or “normal.”
Like the concept of beauty, the “perfect” smile varies from one person to the next. In some cases, a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, like professional teeth whitening, is all you need. For many people, a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments is recommended to address underlying oral health problems and to make cosmetic improvements.
Even preventive dental care, like checkups and cleanings, can cause fear if you have dental anxiety or sensitive teeth and gums. Dental phobias include the fear of needles or dental tools or just generalized nervousness about being in the office or sitting in the waiting room.
Tooth loss is a widespread issue for millions of Americans. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, statistics show that nearly 180 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and as many as 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth. And the risk of tooth loss just increases as you age (although it can and does happen at any age).
Tooth loss is still an alarmingly common problem for millions of American adults. Over 100 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and nearly 40 million have lost all of their natural teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t just wreak havoc on your oral health; it also impacts your general health by interfering with your nutrition and increasing your risk of serious health conditions like gum disease.
It’s easy to put off or delay getting dental treatment. Busy schedules and competing demands for your time and energy are a hallmark of modern life, and many people understandably wait until the last moment to go to the dentist. The problem is that by the time you start to experience symptoms, like tooth pain, swollen or bleeding gums, an infection, or receding gums, you’re more likely to need more expensive and invasive dental work.
While the recovery process tends to focus on what happens after your oral surgery is complete, there are several steps you can take to jumpstart the healing and recovery process before you get into the dentist’s chair. The recovery process is different for everyone and depends on several factors like the type of procedure, your age, health, and how well you heal.
Gum disease is a common issue that affects nearly half of the adult population in the United States. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, two out of five American adults have some form of gum disease. Prevention and early treatment are the best weapons against gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss when left untreated.
The holiday season is one of the most social times of the year. From professional functions to parties and dinners with friends and family, your smile is usually at its most visible when the holiday season rolls around. But one of the downsides of enjoying your favorite food and drinks is the danger of developing bad breath. And if you have underlying general or oral health issues like gum disease or dry mouth, the risk of bad breath is even greater.
Routine teeth cleanings are one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Even with a good oral hygiene routine, brushing and flossing can only go so far. Just as with your general health, preventive dental care is your best defense against future dental problems.
As your body’s largest organ and filter to the outside world, your skin is pretty resilient. While skin care advice and rituals tend to focus on cosmetic aspects, your lifestyle habits play a significant role in how healthy and youthful your skin looks, especially as you get older. There may not be anything we can do to stop the clock and pause the natural aging process, but some habits actually help the process along and contribute to premature aging.
Collagen is one of the most prominent proteins in the human body and plays a key role in everything from your skin to healthy muscles, tissue, and bones. In addition to making your skin look firm and giving it elasticity, collagen helps with blood clotting, replacing dead skin cells, and stimulating new cell growth. Collagen also protects the lining of your organs and keeps your joints healthy and working properly.
The current global health crisis has shone a spotlight on the crucial role that online learning courses and platforms play around the world, for people from all walks of life. As lockdowns and stay at home orders make it impossible for people to keep up with their daily routines for anything but performing basic and essential errands, more and more people are going online for everything from taking a yoga or meditation class, to learning a new skill.
Online educational programs like courses, seminars, and workshops are currently having their moment, especially in the health and wellness community. Whether you’re already active in the online learning space, or you’re just starting out, there are a number of tools and resources available to help you sell your courses online.
There’s never been a better time to launch your own — or your business’s — online workshop. More people are looking online to learn and expand their repertoire of certifications. Likewise, it’s easier than ever to build an online workshop thanks to full-featured learning management system platforms like Inspire360.
From budget planning to managing dynamic, multidisciplinary teams and workflows, project managers are essentially the oil that keeps the machinery of a project running smoothly (and ideally on time and on budget). In addition to an advanced operational familiarity with their field, the best project managers possess certain skills and character traits that inspire creativity, productivity, and synergy within teams and projects of all sizes and complexity levels.
Edit and submit polished content under deadlines ranging from as little as 12 hours to days or weeks Research and write long and short form content for diverse audiences in the health care, business, technology, and digital marketing space Create content for multiple channels and forms including blogs, articles, case studies, white papers, social media, landing pages, website content, user and style guides Interview and collaborate with senior and executive management and stakeholders
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Write and edit monthly optimized SEO blogs covering medical procedures, and healthcare focused lifestyle and wellness content for current and prospective patients for multiple practices Write patient focused content optimized for organic search traffic, lead conversion, and patient retention Curate list of sources from credible medical and health publications and institutions Fact check all content for accuracy and compliance with AMA standards and client briefs
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Write, research, edit, and pitch topics for blogs, articles, landing pages, social media, newsletters, press releases, and advertising copy Increased page views, unique visitors, average on page user time, and SEO rankings for multiple clients Collaborated with SEO team to produce informative website content including meta tags, title tags, header tags, Alt tags, photos and video Published and optimized content to WordPress
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