Carolyn Abate

Experienced Editor and Writer

San Francisco

Carolyn Abate

Independent editor with experience in a variety of roles including features writer, news reporter, managing editor, and copy editor.

Proven track record for identifying news and cultural trends.

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



What the Mental Health Legislation in Congress Would Do

The bill, stuck in the Senate right now, would fill in the gaps in mental health treatment, and appoint a federal administrator to oversee certain programs. It’s been more than 50 years since the last comprehensive mental health bill passed in the United States. This fall, Congress may have the opportunity to change that.
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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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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.

Mental Health Data Missing from Electronic Health Records

The primary method that doctors and hospitals use to track patient health history is failing to capture critical behavior and mental health data. A study released in April by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute compared the electronic health records (EHRs) to the insurance claims of some 5,500 patients.
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Exoskeletons Helping Paralyzed People Walk Again

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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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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 Cavemen Gave Us Our Immune System… and Allergies

The human body is exposed to millions of pathogens on a daily basis. Usually we aren’t even aware of this near constant onslaught. That’s because our body comes with three levels of defense against infection: The skin and mucus membrane, our innate immune system, and our adaptive immune system. According to two new studies, we can thank our cavemen ancestors for part of our triple line of defense.
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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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Low-Tech Tool Helps Designers Create Healthier Spaces

When interior designers and architects want to provide clients with a variety of product options, they face a daunting task. To vet product information, they will conduct exhaustive online searches, on numerous databases. They comb through product sheets, one by one, seeking just the right fit. Regardless of the method they use, it is always time consuming.
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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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3 Secrets of Success from the $1 Billion Company Nextdoor

So much of the startup industry is focused on success; it’s hard to believe that anyone who has achieved a measurable amount of triumph has also experienced failure. Sure, Mark Zuckerberg hit a homerun during his first at the bat, but most entrepreneurs aren’t so lucky. To put it bluntly, success in the tech industry is usually attained by a series of failures.


Carolyn Abate

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