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NJ Writer Patrick Sullivan

Writer and editor

New Jersey

NJ Writer Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan, award-winning writer and editor based in New Jersey. Available for freelance assignments. Subject matter expertise in consumer health, cardiology, oncology, digestive health, neurology, men's health, fitness, nutrition, nonprofits and the charitable sector, and martial arts.

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What Your Body Shape Says About Your Longevity

Forget about apples and oranges. When it comes to body shape and longevity, it’s more helpful to compare apples and pears. That’s the message of a study published in the journal PLOS ONE that found that pear-shaped people, who have comparatively thinner waists than people shaped like apples, tend to live longer.
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Tell Me Why…I Dream

You’re in class and the teacher announces a surprise test. You haven’t studied, done homework or even been to class for weeks—and you may or may not be naked. Time to panic. One problem: You’ve been out of school for years or even decades. You wake up with relief. It was just a dream. Why does your brain do that to you?
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7 Science-Backed Ways to Keep Your Memory Strong

We all forget things from time to time. Where did I put those car keys? What did I need from the store again? Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging, but it’s not time to worry about dementia or mild cognitive impairment every time you can’t remember why you walked into a room. What’s more, there are a number of things you can do to keep your memory….
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Meatless Meals That Are Making You Fat

Whether you want to save the planet or your waistline, going vegetarian—or even vegan—can be a valid way to do both. Dean Ornish, MD, recommends eating a diet of mostly plants to combat heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer and obesity. Plus, some of the longest-lived people in the world, concentrated in places known as Blue Zones, eat mostly vegetarian, as well.
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7 Surprising Signs of Dementia

Developing dementia is a scary prospect for many people. Memory impairment is probably the best-known symptom of dementia conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, but there are other, surprising warning signs that your brain health is at risk. Be on the lookout for these lesser-known symptoms, and call a healthcare provider if you suspect you or a….
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The Next Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

Newer, more powerful opioids are here—and they're killing more Americans than ever. Every day, nearly 100 Americans die by overdosing on opioids, powerful and addictive painkillers that can create a sense of euphoria—and stop your breathing. In years past, the opioid epidemic was dominated by heroin and prescription medications, but now other drugs are creeping in.
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7 Natural Ways to Lower Inflammation

Inflammation is a proven killer but there are simple things you can do to fight it off. Inflammation is more than a buzzword; it’s one of the ways your body protects itself. “Inflammation is a general response to some kind of stress that’s being placed on the body,” says inflammation expert Tom Shook, PA, of Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.
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Why Farts Smell and 5 More Flatulence Facts

Find out why we fart, how often we fart and other stinky facts about passing gas. Everyone farts. Whether you find it embarrassing or disgusting depends a lot on whether you’re alone (age probably makes a difference too, given kids’ affinity for fart jokes). But why do we do fart? Why are some farts smellier than others?
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How to Rewire Your Brain to Love Healthy Habits

There are three parts to every habit—and these simple steps can get your brain on board to create new, healthier ones. It’s like clockwork: Every day you eat a cookie at the same time. Or you park yourself on the couch and turn on the TV after dinner. You don’t even think about it anymore. It’s become a habit.
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Can Stress Really Cause a Heart Attack?

You see it in movies all the time: Someone gets upset, clutches his chest and collapses with a heart attack. But can stress really cause a heart attack? The answer may surprise you: Not only can stress cause a typical heart attack—also known as myocardial infarction—but can also be the culprit behind a heart-attack-like condition called stress or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, otherwise known as broken heart syndrome.
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Immunotherapy Tops Chemo for Advanced Lung Cancer

Many cancer treatments are often almost as bad as the disease. Nausea, vomiting, fever, infection: All are common side effects of chemotherapy. It may extend your life, but it often comes at a price. A study published in December 2015 has shown the power of a new treatment called immunotherapy for advanced lung cancer.
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Inside The Donor’s Brain

Donors make decisions based on emotion and justify their decisions with logic. Leah Eustace and...
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NJ Writer Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan, award-winning writer and editor based in New Jersey. Available for freelance assignments. Subject matter expertise on consumer health, cardiology, oncology, digestive health, neurology, men's health, fitness, nutrition, nonprofits and the charitable sector, and martial arts.

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  • Wordpress
  • Reporting
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • Interviewing
  • Copy editing
  • Photography
  • Feature writing
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Environment
  • Ecology
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation
  • Google Analytics
  • Content marketing
  • Social media content