Colleen Travers

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Managing Editor

Experienced writer, editor and digital content strategist with 10+ years of experience in the health, wellness and fitness industries.

I'm a former digital director with over a decade of writing and editing experience. I'm highly skilled in optimizing content for a diverse audience across multiple platforms. I've worked in print, online media, and television. I'm a runner and boy mom with a cat, a dog, and a serious need to always have one more cup of coffee.
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, Journalism, English
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popsugar.com
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Why Do I Get a Headache on My Period?

It's bad enough that once a month women have to deal with unpleasant period symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and bloating, but if you find that your head begins to pound just before you start — or shortly after — your hormones are probably to blame for that, too.

April, 18 2019
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Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night?

Experts share the most common reasons and what to do about it.

April, 16 2019
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How to Start Using Free Weights

Experts share how to get started with your own weightlifting routine, so you can meet whatever goals you've set for yourself.

April, 15 2019
huffpost.com
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This Is The Difference Between Probiotics And Prebiotics

Plus, how to make sure you're getting enough of each so you're healthy.

April, 15 2019
popsugar.com
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Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?

Even if you know someone who has lost weight while intermittent fasting, you might be skeptical. After all, you've always been told that the formula for weight loss is calories in, calories out — so how can a plan that doesn't require counting calories, at least not in the traditional sense, actually work? The answer is relatively simple: fasting is thought to shift hormone levels so your body can more easily access stored fat. But there's more than one method for doing this and a few common mistakes that can throw you off track. Here's how to make sure your efforts are rewarded.

April, 12 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Effective Way to Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

An Effective Way to Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Corydalis

A Flower Used for Insomnia, Depression, and More

April, 11 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Xylitol

Fighting Tooth Decay and Ear Infections

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Renal Tubular Acidosis

Learn the effects of acid build-up in the kidneys.

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Klippel-Feil Syndrome

A Condition That Causes Headaches and Limited Mobility

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is a Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test?

A scan that shows thyroid function after you take an iodine pill.

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is a Free Triiodothyronine Test?

Understanding Your Thyroid Function

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is a Free Thyroxine Test?

It helps determine thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases.

March, 26 2019
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9 Signs You Have a Pollen Allergy — and What to Do About It If You Do

If this warmer weather sends you into never-ending bouts of sniffling and sneezing, there's a good chance you suffer from seasonal allergies — and more specifically, a pollen allergy.

April, 10 2019
parents.com
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Using Chemical Sunscreen During Pregnancy May Cause a Rare Birth Defect

Sunscreen with oxybenzone could affect your newborn's health, according to a new study. Here's what doctors have to say about it.

April, 8 2019
mydenturecare.com
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The Positives of Dating Again in Your 50s

The perks of dating as you get older from matchmaker, dating coach, and relationship expert Julianne Cantarella, MSW.

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Here's Why Experts Say You Should Cut Back on Carbs If You Want to Lose Belly Fat

There's a reason so many people lose weight on a low-carb diet, including shedding stubborn belly fat. "Those who eat high-carbohydrate diets, particularly diets high in processed, simple carbs, are prone to fat accumulation around the abdominal region," Gabby Geerts, a registered dietitian at Green Chef, told POPSUGAR. So, while you can't specifically target belly fat, reducing your carb intake may prevent you from putting on more, while bolstering your metabolism so you can lose weight and keep it off. Here, experts explain the connection and how to cut carbs effectively.

March, 31 2019
popsugar.com
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Paleo vs. the Mediterranean Diet

If you're on the hunt for a plan to help you kick-start (or restart) healthier eating habits, you've likely come across two popular mainstays in this arena: the Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet. While both claim a number of health benefits (including weight loss), there are some major differences that may make or break your commitment to either plan. This guide can help you decide which one is right for you.

March, 25 2019
foodnetwork.com
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8 Baking Hacks to Steal from Pastry Chefs

Find out how frozen butter, lemon-lime soda and your oven light can make baking more successful.

foodnetwork.com
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10 Restaurant Kitchen Hacks You Can Totally Use at Home

These clever chefs have figured out how to peel eggs fast, avoid onion tears, stop plastic wrap frustration and more.

popsugar.com
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3-Month Wedding Workout Plan

If you're planning a wedding, you've already got a lot of things on your plate. Stressing about your workouts shouldn't be one of them. That's why we've created this three-month plan with Bikram yoga instructor and NASM-certified personal trainer Monique Crous, founder of bodē nyc and HOT HIIT. Establishing a routine will help ensure you remain a priority in the months leading up to the big day, and with a combination of cardio and strength training, these workouts are just what you need to feel healthy, toned, and confident walking down the aisle.

March, 17 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Ivacaftor

Ivacaftor is a prescription drug used to aid in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients that have a specific gene mutation. The drug was developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, an American Boston-based company, in partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is the first drug targeted toward cystic fibrosis patients that treats the causes of cystic fibrosis as opposed to the symptoms of it.

March, 1 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is the Cancer Moonshot Initiative?

The Cancer Moonshot initiative is a coalition launched by the Obama administration in January 2016 with a goal of finding vaccine-based immunotherapy options against cancer. It was launched by Vice President Joe Biden after President Barack Obama challenged America to end cancer during his final State of the Union Address.

March, 1 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is a Vascular Graft?

A vascular graft (also called vascular bypass) is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow from one area of the body to another by reconnecting the blood vessels. This is most commonly done in order to bypass diseased or blocked areas of the body—such as an artery—in order to improve blood flow throughout the body.

March, 4 2019
huffpost.com
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4 Types Of Back Pain You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Back pain typically isn’t something to stress about ― but there are a few specific circumstances in which you might want to, well, watch your back.

March, 13 2019
popsugar.com
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Whole30 vs. the Mediterranean Diet

If you've recently committed to overhauling your eating habits — and maybe shedding a few pounds in the process — figuring out exactly which approach to take can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be that complicated. Here, dietitians share the differences between two of the most popular diets right now: Whole30 and the Mediterranean diet. Read on to learn if either of them is right for you.

February, 23 2019
popsugar.com
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Intermittent Fasting Guide For Women

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been shown to help with weight loss, boost immunity, and even prevent disease, but before you dive in, you should know that IF may affect women's bodies differently from men's, and adjusting your plan for those factors could be the key to reaching whatever goals you've set for yourself.

February, 28 2019
nicorette.com
Blog Post
5 Ways to Make This the Year You Finally Get Over Smoking

Use these strategies to help yourself kick nicotine cravings to the curb!

us.sensodyne.com
Blog Post
5 Unusual New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make in 2019

Try one of these unusual - yet simple - New Year’s Resolutions for a healthy 2019.

aquafresh.com
Blog Post
How I Taught My Son to Enjoy Brushing His Teeth

It’s not always easy to convince toddlers to do things (especially healthy things). Here’s how one mom taught her son to enjoy brushing.

nicorette.com
Blog Post
Why It's OK to Be Nervous About Life Without Cigarettes

Thinking about giving up smoking can be a nerve-racking, and that’s totally normal. Here’s how to learn to be OK with it.

mydenturecare.com
Article
Tips for Building a Healthy Bucket List

Create a list of things you want to do that you’ll also benefit from. Make this bucket list your healthiest yet!

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4 Meal-Delivery Services to Help You Keto

Whether you're stuck in a cooking rut or just need help getting started these on-demand planners take the guess work out for you.

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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep

Setting your children up with good habits is one of the most valuable tools you can give them.

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Common Signs You're in Ketosis

How your body may react and how to minimize the impact.

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What Is Keto Cycling?

This diet hack may just save your sanity.

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Why Do Children Seem to Sleep Better Than Adults?

While babies nap for most of the day, children need less shut-eye as they get older.

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5 Health Benefits of Keto to Know

This diet can be great for weight loss, but the biggest payoffs may have nothing to do with the scale.

verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney

A Condition That Starts During Fetal Development

February, 21 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Buerger’s Disease

Blood vessels in your limbs become inflamed, leading to infection.

January, 24 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
Overview of Tissue Engineering

This process uses cells to replace biological tissue.

January, 24 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What It Is and How It’s Used in Medicine

What It Is and How It’s Used in Medicine

February, 8 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
Coping With Thyroid Disease

How to handle the emotional and physical side effects post-diagnosis.

January, 14 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
Causes and Risk Factors of Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck and its primary function is to produce the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones travel through the body and help regulate metabolism, but they also aid in brain development, digestive function, muscle control, and balancing mood.

February, 4 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of the Buttonhole Technique

A convenient insertion process for patients doing kidney dialysis.

December, 4 2018
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Pseudoachondroplasia

This rare type of dwarfism affects 1 in 30,000 people.

January, 14 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Gerota's Fascia

This lining of your kidney plays a role in detecting abnormal masses.

November, 8 2018
huffpost.com
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This Is The Difference Between An Anxiety Attack And A Panic Attack

Plus expert tips on how to manage each of them.

October, 19 2018
creakyjoints.org
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Being Overweight Can Make Fibromyalgia Pain Worse – CreakyJoints

If you have from fibromyalgia, you don’t need us to tell you how difficult it is to deal with the widespread pain, fatigue, and — depending on the severity of your condition — cognitive confusion and impairment. And while fibromyalgia managing symptoms can often feel like a full-time job, letting other areas of your health go — like nutrition, exercise, and weight — may make your fibro symptoms worse.

September, 10 2018
creakyjoints.org
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New Study: Psoriatic Arthritis Can Cause Different Kinds of Bone Damage (and Surprisingly, Psoriasis Might Too)

If you have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you’re well aware of the way the inflammatory disease can affect your skin (red, silvery, scaly patches) and your joints (stiffness, swelling, and pain in any of the body’s joints — knees, shoulders, neck, back, finger and toes), but you might not know as much about how psoriatic arthritis can damage your bones.

September, 12 2018
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