Terri Yablonsky Stat, M.A.

Northbrook, IL 60062 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Veteran freelance writer and writing coach with expertise in health, wellness, women's health, parenting and lifestyle issues. With a master's degree in health journalism, I have a strong knowledge base in a range of medical and wellness topics and in the business of health care. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, AARP The Magazine, Parenting, WebMD, Today's Chicago Woman, North Shore Magazine, Chicago Health, MakeItBetter, Renew, The Rotarian and on many websites. I've also written for nonprofits, corporations, universities, custom publishers, hospitals and healthcare organizations. I wrote the popular women's health blog The Professional Hypochondriac -- A Health Writer's Approach to Feeling Good as Your Body Falls Apart. I've also blogged for AOL. Specialty in feature writing, college essay writing, custom content creation, content marketing, ghost writing, blogging, social media, web copy, patient education.


25 Years
25 Years
25 Years


25 Years
25 Years
Women's Issues
25 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
25 Years
Newspaper - National
15 Years
Association publication
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

North Shore magazine (1-2), Parenting magazine (1-2), Chicago Tribune (10+), Chicago Health (6-10), Today's Chicago Woman (6-10), AARP The Magazine (1-2), The New Dentist Magazine (10+), Renew Magazine (1-2), Omni Health Media (1-2), WebMD (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Dental Association (10+), American Society for Clinical Pathology (10+), StayWell Communications (10+), Loyola University School of Medicine (3-5), McMurry Publishing (3-5), Swedish Covenant Hospital (3-5), University of Illinois Chicago (3-5), Imagination Publishing (1-2)

Other Work History

Senior Writer at the American Dental Association, Features Writer for Laboratory Medicine

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

Word, Windows XP


Compaq Laptop w/802.11

Work Permits & Visas

US Citizen


• Panelist at the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council's 2012 Fall Media Panel • Nominated for a 2012 WEGO Health Activist Award for blogging • Featured posts on BlogHer


Association of Healthcare Journalists



Countless studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations, benefits young and old physically and psychologically.
Since its launch in April 2013, CrowdMed has claimed success in solving more than 700 of the world's most baffling medical cases, those that defy diagnosis despite multiple medical visits, expensive tests and sometimes years of suffering.
Women are turning to home sharing to find companionship among female senior roommates. Learn how finding a roommate can be beneficial.
Is your child ready for a cell phone? Find out the pros and cons of giving your child a cell phone and teach them to use it safely and responsibly.
Our guts are teeming with billions of bacteria essential to our gastrointestinal health. When our natural balance is off, many of us question the role these bacteria play and how to restore them.
Yoga helps cancer patients rally their defenses.
A recent study finds that marriages can suffer when one spouse has fibromyalgia, a chronic condition marked by widespread body pain, tight muscles and poor sleep. It's important to include the spouse in treatment decisions and educate them on medication and its side effects.
Pathologist Robert O. Greer, ScD, DDS, has taken his early roots and infused them throughout his literary works. The best-selling author has written 12 medical mysteries with such themes as the power of friendship, love, forgiveness and humor.
A breakthrough radiation technique is being used to treat women with endometrial cancer.
Despite the prevailing dynamic in health care, you're the boss when it comes to your relationship with your doctor -- and a new model of medicine is recognizing that essential truth.
What a difference a weekend makes when breast cancer survivors gather in a serene setting to fly fish. Through Casting for Recovery, women relax, forge new friendships and find support, all the while learning a new skill with physical and spiritual benefits.
There's a risk to wandering around town wearing supposedly sterile garb.
A new cartilage resurfacing implant may allow patients to maintain their active lifestyle.
As the recession drags on, long-term psychological and physical effects start to show.
Your mouth is home to billions of bacteria that not only pose a risk for tooth decay and gum disease but can seriously affect your overall health.
Dr. Jack Remington relentlessly pursued the inner workings of toxoplasmosis.
February is American Heart Month, so TCW asked three prominent Chicago cardiologists to share their heart health thoughts.
A $40-million, five-year new study could change the way this common movement disorder is diagnosed and treated.
Medical examiner shows reality of forensic pathology.
A report finds that the health and longevity of Cook County residents varies dramatically, based on where they live.
Howard Allen, MD, has balanced a successful career in academic medicine with private practice, all with compassion and a resistance to letting today's high technology do his job for him.
Terri Yablonsky Stat talks to Dr. Nora Hansen, surgical oncologist, Breast Surgery Division at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine about what every woman should know about preventing and treating breast cancer.
Missed the registration deadline for the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? No sweat. Join Friends of Prentice at the Chicago Marathon to accomplish your running goals while supporting women's health at all stages of life.
More magazine's Reinvention Convention at Navy Pier helped refocus lives for more than 500 women. The all-day convention, held for the first time in Chicago, helped women get their groove back as they listened to speakers ranging from a money management expert to a career coach.
Despite new and effective therapies for heart failure, some patients continue to decline. Then it's time to consider a transplant.
Bariatric surgery is not a permanent fix to obesity, but there are newfound health benefits.
As you navigate the dating world -- whether by choice or circumstance -- you may find things have changed since you were last out there. Here's what to watch out for and how to protect yourself.
Gone are the days of wearing thick, Coke-bottle glasses. Today's modern cataract removal procedures not only remove the cataract but they can correct the faulty vision underneath at the same time.
More than 20 downtown buildings are aglow in teal to help shine the spotlight on ovarian cancer. Learn how this silent disease whispers and what symptoms women should watch for.
A revolutionary online protein folding game has taken hold worldwide and in the process may help scientists design better drugs.
The WalkAide orthotic device helps people with upper motor neuron injuries including stroke, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy walk with greater ease.
Meet Dr. McKay McKinnon, TCW's Man of the Month. Dr. McKinnon is a Chicago-based plastic surgeon whose missionary work in Belize, Romania and Honduras is his passion.
Addiction wreaks havoc on our bodies. Now that you're sober, here's what you need to check out.
Providing patients and caregivers with information and counseling about sexual wellness keeps partnerships strong during cancer treatment and beyond.
Many products promise to supercharge your immunity. Which ones actually work?
Kids often think sleepovers are tons of fun until they actually try one. Here's an alternative to the traditional sleepover for the younger set.
Local hospitals heap on patient luxuries.
It's amazing what you can have done in an hour.
U.S. Surgeon General discusses bioterrorism.
World-renowned orthopedic surgeon creates the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.
Whooping cough has made a comeback nationally. That's why national and local health officials are urging adolescents and adults --especially those who interact with newborns--to get a whooping cough booster shot.