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  Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Professional/Personal Overview
  A health and medical news fanatic, I bring vast experience to the art of understanding and filtering this information for thoughtful readers. I write for physician audiences wherever they are—mobile, Web, and even--gasp!--print. My repertoire includes professional promotional tactics, medical news, speaker series, Web sites, mobile products, banners, and CME activity.
A particular strength: my ability to speak to professional and lay audiences with clarity, ease, and succinctness. I have contributed health-related features to the Johns Hopkins White Papers, Barron’s, Ode, and Real Simple.
I’ve been a blogger since 2003, primarily in health-related areas, but also covering environmental and conservation issues for a social media site of recreational anglers and hunter with nearly 200,000 Facebook fans.
I am constantly searching for writing or editorial projects to which I can bring my fascination and deep experience in these fields to a large professional or consumer audience.
Work Info
Book Author 10 Years
Editor 10 Years
Writer 20 Years
Arts & Humanities 5 Years
Health 15 Years
Medicine 18 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
MedPageToday (11+), WebMD/Medscape (11+), Johns Hopkins White Papers/Remedy Health (11+), GoFISHn.com (11+), CA Journal/John Wiley, Amer Canc Soc (6-10), Demand Studios (6-10), The Rheumatologist (6-10), Ode Magazine (3-5), Real Simple (3-5), MediaBistro: Online instructor (3-5), HowStuffWorks.com (1-2), Barron's (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Haymarket Medical (6-10), R&R Health Care (6-10)
Other Work History
Staff editor and senior editor at Patient Care magazine, Medical Econcomics/Advanstar Corporation.
Computer Skills
Windows; MS-Word; PowerPoint
Technical Skills
Blogging--Please see my health and medical blog: http://marydpinkowish.typepad.com/healthsifter/
To see my work covering environmental and conservation issues at GoFISHn.com, please search mary pinkowish at GoFISHN.com and look for my Updates
Smart phone; tablet; laptop, digital camera; digital audio recorder
Upon request
Maggie Award, April 2009; Ode magazine; cover story for that winning issue on healthy fast food
Profiles in Progress: Breast Cancer 1994
American Business Media Neal Award Certificate of Merit 1989
American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA); National Association of Science Writers (NASW); New York Women in Communications
Please see my blog: http://marydpinkowish.typepad.com/healthsifter/
Cardiology, psychiatry, and infectious diseases are particular fields of interest and expertise.
To see my work covering environmental and conservation issues at GoFISHn.com, please search mary pinkowish at GoFISHN.com and look for my Updates
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(myCME.com/Haymarket Medical, 12/31/2011)
This is a series of three case studies I wrote for myCME and Haymarket Medical and their audience of health care professionals. I was fortunate to work with the great staff at Haymarket, as well as an excellent faculty panel, which included Catherine Liu, MD, lead author of the MRSA practice guideli
(The Rheumatologist, 9/1/2011)
One of several articles I wrote for The Rheumatologist in 2011, this one helps members of this specialty figure out how they may--or may not--fit into accountable care organizations (ACOs). This was a great opportunity to speak with several rheumatologists who are helping their colleagues meet the A
(Yoga Journal, 2/1/2011)
I have a short article about the (possible) health effects of laughter in the February 2011 issue of Yoga Journal.
(The Rheumatologist, 1/18/2011)
This is a series of profiles of award-winners I wrote for The Rheumatologist.
(Ode magazine, 9/1/2010)
How an optimistic outlook can help improve your state of health, not just your state of mind.
(CA--A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 11/12/2009)
This is just one sample of my work as freelance writer/editor of the News and Views section at CA--A Cancer Journal for Physicians, a publication of the American Cancer Society and John Wiley. Other articles for this department are available in the journal's archives.
(Ode: The Magazine for Intelligent Optimists, 8/1/2009)
Why a laugh a day keeps the doctor—and the cardiologist and the psychiatrist—away.
(Barron's, 6/23/2008)
The latest thinking on diagnostic tests to exercise, to life-extending laughter--and chemicals.
(Ode magazine, 4/1/2008)
The meat is raised naturally; the packaging is recycled; the ovens use renewable power. New green fast-food chains are serving up burgers and fries to feel good about.
This or That?
(Blueprint, 10/1/2006)
What should you eat? What's better? Healthier? Butter or margarine? Diet soda or the real thing? You get the idea.
(Real Simple, 10/1/2005)
The "nutrition facts" chart can help you make wiser food choices--if you know what to look for.
(Fitness, 9/1/2005)
Recent studies found that lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce your chances of getting all cancers.
(Patient Care, 9/1/2005)
Cancer is now the leading cause of death among Americans younger than 65 years. That statement is less alarming than it first appears, because deaths attributable to heart disease dropped dramatically in recent years. In fact, the number of cancer deaths has also fallen during the same period, but l
(My blog, 4/28/2005)
(Patient Care/Advanstar, 4/1/2005)
This article on the treatment of DVT, a potentially fatal condition, appeared in Patient Care, a journal for primary care physicians. (Note that my credit appears at the end of the text.)
(Cape Cod Times, 10/6/2004)
This is a reflection about a great summer with my kids, neice, and nephews.
Contact Info
  Mary Desmond Pinkowish
15 lafayette road
Larchmont, NY 10538

Tel: 914-833-5817  
E-Mail: marypink@mindspring.com
Website: http://marydpinkowish.typepad.com/healthsifter/