Heather Stringer

San Jose, USA

Professional Experience

Seasoned print/online writer and editor who has covered everything from cancer to stroke care to physical therapy for preemies. I have more than 15 years of journalism experience and specialize in covering health stories. I cut through medical jargon to create engaging stories for readers about news and trends that impact the daily lives of people and caregivers. Editors also seek me out to write narrative feature stories about patients and caregivers.


4 Years
20 Years
20 Years


14 Years
2 Years
14 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
14 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Today in PT magazine (10+), Monster.com (6-10), CreditCards.com (1-2), Stanford Magazine (3-5), Today in OT (6-10), Nurse.com magazine (10+), TechWeek magazine (10+), CURE (1-2), Diablo magazine (3-5)

Other Work History

NurseWeek magazine (writer and assistant editor), TechWeek magazine (writer), Fremont Argus newspaper (reporter), Stanford Magazine

Computer Skills

Word, Microsoft Excel


Laptop, digital camera, digital video camera


Upon request


Association of Health Care Journalists



The percentage of men in the workforce is higher than it has ever been. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9.6% of the RNs in the U.S. in 2011 were men - compared to 5.7% in 1990 and 4.1% in 1980. The article explores why men are choosing nursing and the challenges these men face.
New research suggests that evaluating the way a person walks may provide clues about that person's brain years before he or she starts to show more noticeable signs of dementia. Early treatment can make a significant difference in prolonging cognitive function, according to new research.
Researchers predict the incidence of cancer will increase dramatically as baby boomers age, and statistics suggest that cancer treatment is becoming increasingly unaffordable. The article explores how nurses can help patients find resources to fund their treatment.