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Robin Donovan

Location icon United States

I'm an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in translating technical, information-heavy and complex news and issues into stories that entice, inform and engage. My coverage of health, science, technology, start-up and social topics has appeared in trade and consumer magazines, newsletters, blogs and around the web.

To contact me for an estimate, email rkdonovan at gmail.

Portfolio

Health

Healthcare Design Magazine
03/31/2017
Modern Age: The Children's Hospital Of San Antonio

San Antonio ranks as the second largest city in Texas, and it's still growing. In 2016, it was home to one of the largest population increases in the nation. Still, it was the only major city in Texas without a comprehensive children's hospital.

Signs of the Times
10/02/2017
Vital Signs: Three signmakers, three different ways of working in healthcare

Have you ever been lost in a hospital? It can be an unsettling feeling, as one beige corridor leads to another. Or so it was. Today's hospitals are increasingly sensitive to patient satisfaction. Thank the Affordable Care Act which, in part, linked Medicare reimbursements with patient satisfaction.

Biotechniques
01/12/2016
You Aren't What You Eat

In a move away from carb loading, elite endurance runners are turning to high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carb diets and training their bodies to use fat for fuel in the process.

Biotechniques
01/21/2016
Immune Cells Keep Fat Cells Small

The immune system plays a role in weight gain, glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Now researchers have pinpointed a certain cell type that keeps these processes in check. Learn...

EFA Magazine
03/15/2016
Abe's Garden Pushes Memory Care Boundaries | EFA Magazine

Abe's Garden in Nashville is rare in the world of memory care communities, not only because it's the result of an unusual public-private partnership, but because its building permits aging in place-not the locked-down, limited environment many people with dementia experience.

Healthcare Design Magazine
11/10/2015
The Retailing Of Healthcare

With the Affordable Care Act in place and an economy on the rise, retail and healthcare are an inseparable pair. Healthcare organizations are ramping up to improve patient experience and population health--not only by embracing preventive care and cost-conscious measures, but also by creating retail-like healthcare environments.

A-Line magazine
2012
Kid Logic

A productive life...without reproduction?

SparkPeople
2013
7 Ways to Sleep Better with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep but restful sleep helps with pain management. Here's how to break the vicious cycle of pain and sleep.

SparkPeople
2013
5 Healthy Habits that Can Cause Headaches

Are some of your healthy habit actually giving you headaches? Learn about five things you may be doing that lead to head pain and how to prevent it.

SparkPeople
How Therapy Dogs Can Help You Live a Healthier Life

Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. Dogs Can Help Everyone from Young to Old If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner.

VMSD magazine
2013
Jump Start

Athletic mannequins are making their move with realistic, sport-specific poses.

Medicine

Biotechniques
BioTechniques - How a Cell Identifies DNA Errors

How a Cell Identifies DNA Errors A new approach allows researchers to track the dynamic activity of the MutS repair protein at nanometer-scale resolution in live cells, bringing us closer to understanding exactly how a cell finds and repairs DNA mismatch mutations. Learn more...

VMSD magazine
2013
The Doctor Is In

A push for more efficient healthcare challenges designers to bring medical services to retail.

Soapbox
2012
Chef concocts healthier feeding-tube recipe

Robin Gentry McGee's most recent project, Functional Formularies, is an organic whole foods enteral (feeding tube) formula that she developed for her father after he suffered a very sudden and very severe traumatic brain injury.

Healthline
2012
Common Signs of Heart Disease in Men

There aren't always warning signs of heart disease. Know what to look for, such as chest pain or discomfort, numbness in extremities, and shortness of breath.

Healthline
2012
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (Lap-Band Surgery)

Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgery used for people who are overweight, or people for whom excess weight poses serious health risks. These patients usually have failed to lose weight using typical weight-control methods, like diet restrictio

Science & Technology

Biotechniques
04/12/2016
Experts Wrapped Up in Botswana's First Mummy

A rare Sub-Saharan mummy discovered in Botswana is the country's first specimen preserved since the Late Iron Age. Now, an interdisciplinary-and intercontinental-team of researchers has extracted ancient DNA for...

Big Picture magazine
02/01/2015
Inside Job

Wide-format digital printers require technical know-how--and savvy customer service--to make the leap into interiors.

Big Picture magazine
09/01/2015
Repackaging RIPs

Today's RIP suppliers are promising software that is scalable, affordable, and bundled with MIS, ERP, and workflow management functions.

Perspectives Magazine
2010
Small wonders

Scientists harness the power of atoms

General Interest

UAW-Ford Community
08/01/2015
Showing Off

Local autoworker Ron Georgyi raises award-winning, nationally recognized Appaloosa.

Soapbox
2012
The Many Faces of Etsy

Four local artists who maintain Etsy shops take very different approaches to the online craft megasite. Each small business owner has a plan, but the role Etsy plays depends on products, time and long-term goals.

Soapbox
2012
Energy auditor matches property owners with funding, services

When she'’s not giving public presentations about energy efficiency, Toni Winston, founder of Tiburon Energy & Construction, is trying to convince wary homeowners that making their homes more efficient doesn’t require a large outlay of cash.

The Athens NEWS
12/27/2009
Demand up, supplies down for the region's needy

During the holidays, Athens County residents with no or low incomes have been facing declining food resources as food banks and pantries struggle to meet the growing needs of residents, many of whom are seeking help for the first time.

Business Website & Blog

placeworkshop.com
Place Workshop

Website content created for Place Workshop, a Cincinnati based landscape architecture firm specializing in urban planning and design.

Q&A and Editorial

VMSD magazine
2013
Checking Out: David Milne

Wendy's director for design for North America opens up about travel, fitting in and retail design around the globe.

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