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Welcome to my online writing portfolio.

As a health and science writer and yoga teacher, I write about health, medicine, science, and yoga for online and print publications. I also write fiction, poetry, and humor, and draw the occasional cartoon about science, yoga, or life.

  • Health and Science Writing: I have written articles and content for both online and print publications, including Healthline, Men’s Fitness, The Health Journal, and more. I write about a wide range of topics, including health, medicine, science, technology, and yoga.
  • Creative Writing: I write fiction, poetry, and humor for sites such as Recovering Yogi, Elephant Journal, and my own creative writing blog Branáin – Ravenously Curious. My creative writing includes humorous takes on the world of yoga and life in the wilds of Canada.

Below is a list of my writing arranged by date. You can also check out my featured health and science writing portfolio and creative writing portfolio.

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2016 Health and Science Writing

12/20/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Can Gut Bacteria Control Your Mood?

12/19/2016 – Healthline – Illegal Drugs Are Now Used as Medicine

12/15/2016 – Healthline – Kidney Donations Should Be Accepted From Older Patients

12/13/2016 – Healthline – Concerns Over Antibiotic Resistant Gene Found on Pig Farm

12/8/2016 – Healthline – Too ‘Thin?’ Too ‘Heavy?’ You Might Get Trolled

12/2/2016 – Healthline – Why Needle Exchange Programs Are Important

11/30/2016 – Healthline – Are Food Allergies Exaggerated?

11/29/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Complexity Theory and the Nature of Consciousness

11/28/2016 – Healthline – How Can Pediatricians Help a Family Going Through Divorce?

11/22/2016 – Healthline – Transgender People Rushing to Change Gender on IDs Before Trump Inauguration

11/18/2016 – Healthline – Early Detection Key to Improving Outcomes of Endometrial Cancer

11/16/2016 – Healthline – Celebrex Safer for Heart Patients Than Previously Thought

11/14/2016 – Healthline – Depression Rising in Teens, Especially Young Girls

11/11/2016 – Healthline – Year You Were Born Can Determine Immunity to Flu Strains

11/8/2016 – Healthline – For People with HIV, Smoking Now More Dangerous Than the Disease

11/3/2016 – Healthline – Patients Willing to Accept Donated Kidneys Infected with Hepatitis C

11/1/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Living Spontaneously With Wu-Wei

11/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Five Remarkable HIV Advancements Made This Year

10/31/2016 – Healthline – Will ‘Born Twice’ Surgery Ever Become Common?

10/25/2016 – Science & Nonduality – The Neurobiology of Love

10/24/2016 – Healthline – How Will a Plan to Map Every Cell in the Human Body Help Researchers?

10/18/2016 – Healthline – Can a Virus Steal Animal DNA?

10/12/2016 – Healthline – Ridiculous Hospital Charges: Hold Your Baby, Pay a Fee

10/5/2016 – Healthline – Flawed Antibodies Might Be Producing Faulty Research Results | Huffington Post

10/3/2016 – Healthline – Concerns Over Amped-up, Dangerous Drugs on Streets | Huffington Post

9/27/2016 – Healthline – How Much Will Chan Zuckerberg $3 Billion Initiative Help?

9/21/2016 – Healthline – Canadian Doctors Can Now Prescribe Heroin | Huffington Post

9/19/2016 – Healthline – Awake Brain Surgery Isn’t Just on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

9/13/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Why Isn’t Quantum Mechanics Even Weirder?

9/13/2016 – Healthline – Are Head Transplants Possible … and Ethical? | Huffington Post

9/6/2016 – Science & Nonduality – How Epigenetics Mediates Between the Environment and Our Genes

9/2/2016 – Healthline – Why Can’t People Like Anthony Weiner Stop Sexting?

9/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Millions Struggle with Low Health Literacy

8/31/2016 – Healthline – What’s the Future of Face Transplants? | Huffington Post

8/26/2016 – Science and Nonduality – Intelligence Beyond Thought ~ J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm

8/24/2016 – Healthline – Hospital CEO Pay Rises While Many Americans Drown in Medical Debt | Huffington Post

8/17/2016 – Healthline – Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in Western Europe, but Not U.S.

8/15/2016 – Healthline – Videos Show Kids Sleeping in Unsafe Environments

8/10/2016 – Science and Nonduality – Illusions and the Mind’s Reality

7/19/2016 – Healthline – Where We Die: Less in ERs, More at Home

7/14/2016 – Healthline – Opioid Use May Increase Risks for Older COPD Patients

7/11/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Can Inheritance of Trauma Be Reversed?

7/11/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Paradise for the Insane

7/11/2016 – Healthline – Many Teens Who Wouldn’t Have Smoked Use E-Cigarettes

7/11/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Holding Space

7/6/2016 – Vein Directory – Venous Societies Unify to Present at the July Venous MEDCAC

7/6/2016 – Healthline – Junk Food Ads May Cause Kids to Overeat

7/1/2016 – Healthline – Unproven Stem Cell Treatments Offer Hope but Also Severe Risks

7/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Nudging Employees to Better Health is Good Business

6/24/2016 – Healthline – Why Are We Afraid of Being a Victim of a Mass Shooting? | Huffington Post

6/14/2016 – Healthline – Anti-Obesity Drugs May Help ‘Kick Start’ Weight Loss

6/10/2016 – Healthline – What Could a Synthetic Human Genome Be Used For?

6/7/2016 – The Health Journal – 9 Cabin-Friendly Spots in Virginia

6/7/2016 – Healthline – Obesity Rates up for Women, Teens … But Same for Men

6/6/2016 – Healthline – Does Plain Packaging on Tobacco Products Work?

5/31/2016 – Healthline – The Price of Prescriptions Overwhelms Fixed-Income Seniors

5/20/2016 – Healthline – Teen Athletes Becoming Hooked on Prescription Painkillers

5/19/2016 – Healthline – What Should Be Considered ‘Healthy’ in Foods?

5/12/2016 – Healthline – New Target Found for Potential HIV Vaccine

5/10/2016 – Healthline – Asthma Caused by Dust Mites May Damage Lung Cells

5/6/2016 – Healthline – People Using Anti-Diarrheal Drugs to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

5/3/2016 – Healthline – Flu Vaccines Help Unborn Children as Well as Pregnant Women

4/29/2016 – Healthline – E-Cigarettes Aren’t That Bad, Say Scientists

4/22/2016 – Healthline – Should Children Be Forced to Undergo Cancer Treatment?

4/19/2016 – Healthline – Treating Depression, Anxiety Saves Everyone Money

4/12/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Can Gut Bacteria Shape Our Emotions?

4/11/2016 – Healthline – Should We Believe All These Medical Studies?

4/6/2016 – Healthline – Legal Drugs You Can Buy Online That Are Just as Bad as The Illegal Ones

4/4/2016 – Healthline – Scientists Discover ‘Super’ Immune Cells

4/1/2016 – Healthline – New Medicare Payment Rules for Hip, Knee Replacements Take Effect Today

4/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Getting Back in the Game: Sex After a Heart Attack

3/8/2016 – Healthline – Why Do So Many Doctors Die by Suicide?

3/4/2016 – Healthline – Controversy Over Choosing Sex of Child Using IVF

3/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Yoga Poses for Multiple Sclerosis

3/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Orthorexia

2/25/2016 – Healthline – Can Technology Really Help You Sleep Better?

2/8/2016 – Healthline – Children Breastfed After One Year May Need Extra Vitamin D

2/9/2016 – Healthline – How Can We Fix the Epidemic of Overweight Children?

2/2/2016 – Healthline – Epilepsy Deaths Have Health Officials Worried

2/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Eating Disorders in Men | print (pdf)

1/29/2016 – Healthline – Where the Leading Presidential Candidates Stand on Healthcare

1/26/2016 – Science & Nonduality – Retrocausality: Can the Present Affect the Past?

1/20/2016 – Healthline – Lawsuit Filed by Surrogate Mother Raises New Legal, Moral Issues

1/12/2016 – Healthline – Meditation and Yoga Joining Arithmetic and Reading in U.S. Classrooms

1/3/2016 – Healthline – Healthcare Providers Accumulating Power Through Consolidations

1/1/2016 – The Health Journal – Destigmatizing Cervical Cancer | print (pdf)

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