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.



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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Gluten-Free Labels May Be Misleading Consumers

Walk into any grocery store across the United States and you’ll find thousands of different products lining the shelves. Yet among the many cans, bags, and boxes of food, an interesting and relatively new commonality exists. Today, many of these products have the words “gluten free” emblazoned across their labels.
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Children Consuming Lots More Artificial Sweeteners

Children are consuming artificial sweeteners at a rate that is alarming to some nutrition experts. Consumption of artificial sweeteners is up 200 percent for children, and 54 percent for adults, according to a study published by The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The report took data from a cross sectional study using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey information collected from 2009 to 2012.
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Why It’ll Pay Off to Ban Trans Fats Next Year

In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement a nationwide ban on trans fats in processed foods. The move comes five years after the federal agency declared that the food substance — also known as partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs — is not safe for people to consume. A high intake of PHOs is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
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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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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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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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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

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