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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Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Guide, Infographic Copy, Interview, Landing Page, Social Copy, Website Copy
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, Journalism, English
New York, NY, USA|English
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huffpost.com
There's A Good Reason Why The Flu Shot Hurts So Much
October 18th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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How Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Is Diagnosed

Results from a breast biopsy play a crucial role.

October 14th, 2019
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6 Easy Ways to Help Your Heart

Diet and exercise are important, but they're not the only things that can help keep your heart strong. Try these easy (and fun!) ways to stay healthy.

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Raising the Risk

From disease to genetics, here's what can put added stress on your ticker - and what to do about it.

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Good vs. Bad Carbs

All carbohydrates aren't the dietary demons you may think. They can often be beneficial - especially when it comes to weight loss - if you make the right choices.

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Curb Your Sugar Addiction

Eating less of the sweet stuff can have a big impact on your health.

verywellhealth.com
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Causes of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene defects are leading risk factors.

October 7th, 2019
tums.com
Blog Post
What Is Achalasia,and How Is It Connected to Acid Reflux?

Dealing with occasional acid reflux symptoms is certainly annoying (especially if they hit right after a nice meal out when you’re trying to sleep), but in some rare instances, heartburn (the leading symptom of acid reflux) can be a warning sign of another condition called achalasia.

breatheright.com
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What Happens to Our Immune System When We Don’t Sleep Well?

Not getting enough quality sleep at night can make you feel groggy and all around junky the next day, but what you may not be aware of is that poor sleep can also do a number on the strength of your immune system.

gas-x.com
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What Does Gas Pain Actually Feel Like?

It might be embarrassing, but passing gas is a completely healthy and normal function of our digestive systems. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. That’s because when we eat, we swallow air in addition to whatever foods we’re eating, and eventually that air needs to get out. Gas can also occur when undigested food is being broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. In both instances, our bodies are helping to expel excess materials we don’t need in our systems.

biotene.com
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How to Help a Partner Who Has a Chronic Illness

Having a partner who is living with a chronic illness of any kind can add stress to a relationship, especially if you have no point of reference for what they’re going through. After all, if you’ve never dealt with something like the pain of fibromyalgia, or medications that have side effects like dry mouth or weight gain, how can you fully understand what you partner is dealing with?

biotene.com
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Can Alcohol Make Dry Mouth Worse?

If the thought of Friday happy hour keeps your gears churning through the week, you may be bummed when your dry mouth symptoms flare up after a drink or two. If this is something you’ve noticed, but weren’t sure what was happening, it’s no coincidence. Research has found that alcohol can make your dry mouth worse. Here’s how to know if you suffer from dry mouth and how to sip on a spirit or two when you’re out with friends.

tums.com
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Spicy Foods You Should Avoid If You Get Heartburn

If you find that shortly after eating something spicy you start to experience the discomfort of heartburn, it’s no coincidence. While the connection between diet and heartburn has been poorly understood in the past, according to research published in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, there’s increasing scientific evidence that suggests certain trigger foods can cause heartburn in people.

huffpost.com
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This Is Your Body On CBD

Experts explain the ways the product physically and mentally affects you and when you should be cautious.

September 30th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
Symptoms of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A lump in the breast and nipple discharge are some of the warning signs.

September 26th, 2019
popsugar.com
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How to Do Cardio in a Dorm or Small Apartment

If you've recently headed off to college, or traded in your beloved gym membership to help pay rent on your first apartment, you may be understandably worried that your workouts will suffer.

September 19th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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Symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma, formerly referred to as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, resulting in pain and swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, weight loss, and more.

September 17th, 2019
rd.com
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9 Signs of Blood Cancer Doctors Usually Miss

Blood cancer has subtle and surprising symptoms. Doctors share the most common ones that may require a closer look.

September 10th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
The Anatomy of the Frontal Bone

This bone supports the skull and helps protect the brain.

September 8th, 2019
blog.onepeloton.com
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The Last Time I Worked Out Was a Year Ago. How Do I Start Again?

It’s never too late to get back on the Bike.

September 5th, 2019
asaplab.com
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How Pharmacogenetics and Urine Screenings Help Reduce Medical Costs

Implementing testing can decrease costs and increase success rates.

July 2nd, 2019
asaplab.com
Article
Using Molecular Testing to Diagnose Norovirus

Giving patients a swab test can help prevent the spread of this highly contagious viral infection.

July 15th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
How Peptic Ulcer Disease Is Diagnosed

Peptic ulcer disease (also referred to as stomach ulcers) are sores that develop on the lining of your stomach or small intestine.

September 3rd, 2019
popsugar.com
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3-Month Weight-Loss Workout Plan

Fact: people who lose weight slowly and consistently are more likely to keep it off, and that's exactly what you'll do with this three-month workout plan, developed by NASM-certified trainers Jess Cifelli, a master instructor at CycleBar in Wyckoff, NJ, and Gretchen Raddatz, a master coach at Row House in New York City.

August 31st, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Anatomy of the Patella

It protects the knee joint from damage.

August 30th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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Using CBD to Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

The benefits and research around CBD are still emerging.

August 28th, 2019
popsugar.com
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Best Dumbbell Exercises For Fat Loss

Cardio can relieve stress and keep you in shape, but if you want to burn fat and lose weight, it's important that you add weight training to your routine.

August 27th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Sweaty Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)

It can cause excessive sweating in the hands.

August 22nd, 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Walking and Weightlifting Plan For Weight Loss

Walking can help you lose weight, but if you want results, it's important that you pair it with strength training.

August 21st, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
Bioprinting: What It Is and How It’s Used in Medicine

3D printing to create biomaterials used in research and medicine.

August 21st, 2019
huffpost.com
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This Is What Insomnia Really Feels Like

Plus, sleep experts share how frequently it needs to happen to be classified as a chronic issue.

August 20th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
The Anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus

It’s the largest muscle in the buttocks and it helps move the thigh.

August 20th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
The Anatomy of the Gluteus Minimus

The smallest muscles that makes up the glutes.

August 20th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

It can cause personal distress and added stress in a relationship.

August 14th, 2019
popsugar.com
Article
How to Start Running Outside

Running can help you lose weight, reduce stress, and generally keep you in shape — but the benefits of running outside may be even greater.

August 8th, 2019
huffpost.com
Article
Do You Have A Sleep Disorder Or Just Bad Sleep Habits?

Experts share the warning signs that your lack of sleep may signal a greater health problem.

August 7th, 2019
popsugar.com
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Why Am I Cutting Calories and Not Losing Weight?

To start losing weight, you need to cut around 500 calories a day, but if you're doing that and still not seeing results, you may need to take inventory of your diet.

July 31st, 2019
popsugar.com
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Cardio and Strength Training Schedule For Weight Loss

Cardio and strength training are both essential for weight loss, but if you're unsure how much and how often you should do them, here's a good rule of thumb: aim to work out more than you rest, or four out of seven days each week.

July 27th, 2019
popsugar.com
Article
What Is the Healthiest Way to Lose Belly Fat?

If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably doing it to look and feel good, but shedding belly fat, specifically, can also improve your health.

July 24th, 2019
popsugar.com
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Is Running 30 Minutes a Day Enough For Weight Loss?

If you want to lose weight, but you don't have the time or money to hit the gym, go for a run. Even 30 minutes can help you shed unwanted pounds, Kelly Borowiec, an ACE-certified personal trainer, told POPSUGAR — especially if you're just starting to work out and you commit to cleaning up your diet at the same time.

July 19th, 2019
popsugar.com
Article
How Hot Can a Car Get in the Sun

The Summer brings a whole slew of new worries when it comes to your kids. Making sure they have enough SPF on to prevent sunburn, they're staying hydrated, and finding the right non-toxic bug repellent to keep them itch-free are just a few. But one of the biggest concerns that should be top of mind as you get into the thick of those long, hot Summer days is car safety – specifically remembering to never leave your kids in the car without you.

July 18th, 2019
popsugar.com
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How Can I Lose Fat Quickly?

You can't choose where you lose fat first (like from your thighs or belly), but if you want to shed it quickly, "you must expend more calories than you ingest," Charles Seltzer, MD, DABOM, CEP, a board-certified bariatric physician based in Philadelphia, PA, told POPSUGAR.

July 17th, 2019
popsugar.com
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How Much Protein Do I Need to Build Muscle and Lose Fat?

If you want to lose fat while building or maintaining muscle mass, you'll need to do more than cut calories. Eating enough protein is key, because protein — or more specifically, a type of protein called amino acids — serves as the building block of muscle, Torey Armul, MS, RD, LD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told POPSUGAR.

July 15th, 2019
theraflu.com
Blog Post
5 At-Home Remedies to Help You Kick That Cold

Why do our immune systems always seem to take a hit when our lives are at their busiest, leaving behind a cold that makes us want to curl up in a ball on the couch despite looming deadlines and family or friend commitments?

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Health Issues to Be Proactive About

It seems intuitive in the colder months that you need to be proactive about your health, from religiously washing your hands to prevent catching a nasty bug to making sure you've got the right amount of layers on to stay warm and protect your skin. But it's important to be proactive about your health during the Spring, too. Here are three things you should work on now so that you're ready to embrace lighter, warmer days ahead.

nicorette.com
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I Took 3 Big Chances in My 20s, and They Changed My Life Forever

Taking chances in your 20s — when much of your life is already unstable — can feel scary, but the risk can be well worth the reward. One of the biggest chances you should take is to trust yourself to be okay once you stop smoking.

verywellhealth.com
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The Anatomy of the Inferior Vena Cava

It's responsible for carrying lower body blood back to the heart.

July 14th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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An Overview of an Epididymal Cyst

It causes a lump in the testicle but often goes away on its own.

July 10th, 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Anatomy of the Femoral Artery

The artery responsible for circulating blood through the lower limbs.

July 10th, 2019
life.spartan.com
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Top 5 Hydration Packs for Your Next Spartan Race

Whether you’re training for your next Spartan Super, Beast, or Ultra you know staying hydrated is essential. In fact, your performance in the race is directly linked to it.

June 24th, 2019
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