Below are a few of my favorite articles—some are recent, others are old favorites. Some of these I love because the subject matter was so close to my heart (chimpanzees, socially responsible medicine), others because the research was so fascinating (fake meat, déjà vu).
My journalism beat is primarily science for the general public, and I write science articles for both teens and adults. Some of my favorite assignments have been for kids’ magazines such as Muse, National Geographic Kids, and Australia’s Double Helix. Over the years, my work has appeared in many national magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, The Washington Post, Parents, and Newsweek.
I also write for physicians about both the clinical and economic side of medicine. My work for doctors has appeared in publications such as Medical Economics, Patient Care, and for many years I was a contributing writer to The New Physician.
How the World Got Glasses: The invention of spectacles brought the world into focus, but the story of specs--from reading stones to Google Glass--is not as clear as you might expect.
Talk to the Animals: When humans communicated with animals, we learned something important about ourselves. Double Helix
Health Beyond Medicine: What does it mean to practice responsible medicine in today's world? The New Physician
The Hive Mind. Muse magazine
Explainer: Allergies. Sometimes the immune system goes into overdrive. Science News for Students
Turbo Cheetah: Scientists use cutting-edge technology to uncover the cheetah's big secret, National Geographic Kids
Been There, Done That: Déjà vu. Most of us have experienced it, but no one has yet figured out what causes it. Muse magazine.
Meet H. Pylori, Your Body's Best Frenemy. Mental Floss
Absolute Mistress of Her Body: A century after Sanger, women's reproductive health still inflames partisan passions. The New Physician
Why getting your kid's head in the clouds is a good thing. National Geographic Family
Meat Minus the Moo: Scientists Race to Engineer Environmentally Friendly, Cruelty-Free Meat, Muse
What Are Antibodies? The body makes this chemical ammo to fight invaders--now and later. Science News for Students