Carolyn Abate

Experienced Editor and Writer

San Francisco

Carolyn Abate

Freelance editor, writer, and producer with experience in a variety of roles including development editor, feature writer, journalist, and managing editor.

Particularly skilled at writing and editing stories about health and wellness, medical research, mental health, applied and basic science, and genetics.

Recognized for tenacity and drive, superior written and verbal skills, and organizational expertise.



Here’s What Happens When You Combine a Day Care and a Nursing Home

Around the world, more centers are bringing together seniors and toddlers. Every midmorning, teachers at the ONEgeneration child care facility get ready for their daily visitors. The people dropping by aren’t parents touring preschools. They’re seniors who attend the facility’s adult day care program, held within the same building.
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Pregnant Women on Opioids Shouldn’t Go ‘Cold Turkey’ to Protect Their Baby

A new study finds medically assisted detox is better for moms and babies. At the age of 14, Brittany Scheihing started to get migraines. Doctors told her they’d eventually go away as she got older. Only they didn’t. In fact, as Scheihing aged, her migraines became only worse, with bouts of vomiting, impaired vision, and other debilitating effects.
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Snack Foods That Cater to Keto and Other Popular Diets

At a San Francisco food show, vendors showed off their latest snack products from chocolate made with coconut sugar to teas brewed with collagen. The food trends currently holding court in society’s collective quest to be healthy represent a wide array of eating regimens. From high-protein foods to plant-based meals, today’s consumers who want to lose weight aren’t necessarily beholden to just one specific diet and lifestyle.
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What Should Doctors Say to Teenage Girls About Pregnancy?

Experts say asking teen girls if they plan to get pregnant is a good way to get a conversation going about issues such as birth control. Your child’s doctor probably asks a lot of questions during a routine checkup. Does your child eat a heathy diet, do they sleep enough hours, what kind of physical activity do they get?
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Why Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

As the fastest growing consumer health information site — with 65 million monthly visitors — Healthline’s mission is to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. You can depend on us to provide expert content along with genuine caring. Both of which will support, guide, and inspire you toward the best possible health outcomes for you and your family.
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Self-Induced Abortions May Be on the Rise Due to Restrictive Laws

A New York Times column on Internet searches for abortion-related terms sparks debate over how women deal with a lack of access to services. Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision in May for a Texas law (HB2) that restricts the number of abortion clinics operating within the state. Among other things, HB2 requires that abortion clinics meet ambulatory standards for surgical centers in order for these facilities to stay open.
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How Homeless Recyclers Make a Living Redeeming Recyclables

It is 7 a.m. on a clear spring morning in San Francisco and the lines at Our Planet Recycling SF are already 25 people deep. The customers, queued up in rows of four, stand among a collection of rubber garbage cans, shopping carts, and large garbage bags, filled with glass and plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.

Genes in Gut Bacteria Could Be Key to Inherited Diseases

That includes everything from the color of our hair to the size of our feet to what types of diseases we are likely to develop. With that knowledge doctors are likely to prescribe preventive measures or medication to ward off the chance of developing conditions such as high blood pressure or arteriosclerosis.
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Surviving Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Two women tell Healthline about the devastating effects of a disease now connected to the Zika virus. Kim Earnshaw was 18 years old when she woke one morning and noticed she couldn’t feel the tips of her middle fingers. The day after, she told her parents about the lack of sensation in her hands and feet and saw a doctor.
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Living with an Artificial Pancreas Machine

For years, Rian Draeger would go to sleep at night and wonder if he’d slumber throughout the evening with no interruptions. As an adult living with type 1 diabetes, Draeger has to constantly monitor the amount of glucose in his blood. During the day, a glucose sensor and insulin pump help keep Draeger stable.
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Foster Andersen provides outdoor adventures to those with disabilities (like him)

Just two months before his senior year in high school, Foster Andersen was riding a motorcycle in his hometown of Henrietta, N.Y., when he crashed. The accident left him in a coma. Andersen came to, he was quadriplegic. He remained in a hospital for seven months; part of that time he didn’t know his own name.
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The girls in the room: women plot a Silicon Valley revolution

Silicon Valley is perhaps the world’s leading crucible of innovation. But it is a man’s world – with women making up only 25 percent of the tech workforce. Meet the people working to change that. In Silicon Valley-speak, the entire point of the Bay Area’s unique ecosystem of technology companies and capital is to “disrupt” – to use technology to fundamentally change the way society functions.
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Carolyn Abate

* More than 12 years of experience as a freelance editor and writer; clients include Healthline, Callisto Media, Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, KQED Radio, and many more.

* Five years staff experience including features editor, web producer, and general assignment reporter.

* Skilled at creating and managing all forms of editorial packaging, including cover stories, multiple-part features, how-to pieces, listicles, reviews, general news, and personal profiles.

* Practiced at overseeing the complete content cycle from research to production for more than 1,000 stories.

* Trained at managing 15 or more stories a week.

* Adept in line editing and development editing for feature pieces, hard news stories, and manuscripts.

* More than 500 contacts within the health and wellness industry, including experts at the country’s leading medical institutions and organizations.



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