Lana Bandoim

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copy Writer, Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer, Writer Manager

Freelance Health, Tech and Science Writer

I am a full-time freelance writer who specializes in health, tech and science. I have a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in biology and chemistry, and I have more than a decade of writing experience. I write website copy, articles, blogs, white papers, case studies, video scripts, landing pages, press releases, patient education materials and other content. I have extensive experience interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs) and conducting research.
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Butler University , Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry
United States|English
Publications

Auto and Insurance Content

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Autonomous motorcycles want to share the road with self-driving cars
theweek.comBlog Post
Autonomous motorcycles want to share the road with self-driving cars

First, car makers vowed to take the human element out of driving. Now, motorcycle manufacturers want to do the same. But just as the driverless car movement has faced its fair share of skepticism and controversy, it's not entirely clear that the world needs — or wants — autonomous motorcycles on the road.

July, 26 2018
How to Get Your Car Ready for the Summer Heat
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How to Get Your Car Ready for the Summer Heat

When temperatures start to rise, you know it’s time to get your car ready for the summer heat. The warmer weather can increase the risk of your car overheating or having other problems. Consider checking the following items, and talk to a trusted mechanic for more help.

July, 19 2018
What to Do if Your Car Overheats
blog.tirebuyer.comBlog Post
What to Do if Your Car Overheats

You’re driving and suddenly notice white smoke coming from the hood of the car. It’s a sign that the engine is overheating, and you have to act fast to avoid serious damage. If you want to prevent expensive repairs, then consider the following steps.

July, 15 2018
Car Insurance Tips to Simplify Your Life
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Car Insurance Tips to Simplify Your Life

Your car insurance bill is a big part of your household’s budget, but it can be confusing to track all of the requirements and changes. If you want to simplify your life while making sure you continue to comply with your state’s car insurance laws, then you want to consider the following tips. They will help you keep track of your coverage and use it easier.

August, 4 2016
Unusual Driving Laws That Still Exist
linkedin.comArticle
Unusual Driving Laws That Still Exist

Are you aware that in Missouri you are prohibited from driving while an uncaged bear is in your car? This is not the only unusual driving law that still exists and confuses people. Although some of the laws simply seem outdated and out of place in the modern world, other laws are just bizarre.

May, 5 2016
Top Things to Buy for Your Car
shopswell.comBlog Post
Top Things to Buy for Your Car

Whether you are buying things for a brand new car or simply trying to make your old one better, there are several items that need to be on your list. From a complete emergency kit to the perfect USB car charger, you will be thankful that you invested in these pieces.

May, 17 2017
Used Car Seller's Guide, by the Numbers
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Used Car Seller's Guide, by the Numbers

Prices for used cars have been rising as consumers turn away from more expensive new vehicles. The laws of supply and demand are influencing the cost of used vehicles on the market. Consumers searching for a way to cut expenses during the recession have been driving the sales of used vehicles to the point that the supply has been decreasing. In response, prices for used cars are rising and could remain high for several years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

August, 19 2011
Compact SUVs Become Most Popular Cars in the United States
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Compact SUVs Become Most Popular Cars in the United States

Compact SUVs have taken over as the most popular cars in the United States, according to a new report from J.D. Power. This automotive trend can be seen in the total number of consumers who are selecting compact SUVs over other vehicles. J.D. Power's report reveals that 17.6 percent of the sales this year have been in the compact SUV market.

Advice from the American Motorcyclist Association
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Advice from the American Motorcyclist Association

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is offering important tips for riders and is sharing its input on several new bills proposed in Texas. The organization, which started in 1924, promotes safety while advocating for riders. Texas has two new bills that would affect motorcycle riders in the state.

February, 19 2015
Understanding the Benefits of Non-owner Car Insurance
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Understanding the Benefits of Non-owner Car Insurance

There are several types of car insurance policies that rarely get the attention they deserve, and non-owner car insurance falls into this category. Although it may be confusing for some drivers to understand the need for this type of coverage, there are specific situations that may require it. If you are a freelancer, living in a large city or other situation, then you may want to think about this type of insurance.

December, 9 2014

Health, Tech and Science Content

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The Most Common Sleep Mistakes and How to Fix Them
brit.coArticle
The Most Common Sleep Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Many of us aren’t getting enough sleep at night; just think of how often you hear a friend say, “I’m tired.” You may find yourself trying to sneak in more rest during the day, catch some zzz’s on a business flight, or even take naps at work. Without sleep, not only are you dealing with low energy and grogginess, but also potentially serious health consequences. Finding yourself short on shut-eye may be the result of some common sleep blunders, but the good news is they’re fixable. We talked with Michelle Fishberg, co-founder and CEO of sleep wellness company Slumbr, who shared the biggest sleep mistakes you may be making and how to prevent them.

January, 21 2018
Is a Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diet Better for Your Health?
yahoo.comArticle
Is a Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diet Better for Your Health?

It’s lunchtime: Do you pick the low-carb chicken bowl or reach for the noodle salad with no fat? The answer may depend on which side you picked in the low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diet debate. But we have good news for you: You can eat both! A new study reveals that both diets give similar results, so one isn’t necessarily better than the other.

May, 9 2018
Why You Should Be Worried About Flu-Related Complications This Season
brit.coArticle
Why You Should Be Worried About Flu-Related Complications This Season

If all the buzz around the majorly nasty flu virus going around this season has you worried, you’re not alone — and it’s certainly nothing to take lightly. According to the CDC, more than 20,000 people have been hospitalized with the flu since October, and, even scarier, up to 4,000 people are dying from complications each week. We talked to several doctors to find out more about the risks and what you can do to stay healthy.

March, 11 2018
Easy Ways to Make Your Diet More Heart-Healthy
brit.coArticle
Easy Ways to Make Your Diet More Heart-Healthy

What are you doing to keep your heart healthy? February is American Heart Month, so it’s the perfect time to take a serious look at how you’re treating your ticker. Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in the US, but many aren’t aware of the diet mistakes they’re making that raise their risk of getting sick. We talked to Rima Kleiner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, to get her best heart-healthy tips.

February, 8 2018
Eating Fish May Make Kids Smarter and Sleep Better
brit.coArticle
Eating Fish May Make Kids Smarter and Sleep Better

Whether you prefer your fish grilled or wrapped in parchment, you may want to start adding more of it to your weekly meal planning. A study in the journal Scientific Reports found that eating more fish has multiple health benefits — including higher IQ scores in children. We asked three health experts to comment on the research and share their insights.

February, 7 2018
Top Women’s Health Trends to Watch in 2018
brit.coArticle
Top Women’s Health Trends to Watch in 2018

How can you make 2018 the best year you’ve ever had? We talked to Dr. Nita Landry — OB/GYN and co-host of talk show The Doctors — to get her advice on living better this year. From fresh new ideas to returning faves, here are the hottest health trends she expects to see in 2018.

February, 5 2018
Using Social Media in This Way Can Actually Be Good for Your Health
brit.coArticle
Using Social Media in This Way Can Actually Be Good for Your Health

Social media has become an easy scapegoat. From creating unrealistic parenting standards to hurting your mental health, social media gets a bad rap. Although comparing yourself to others on these networks can lead to social media envy and depression, there’s a positive side that may benefit you. A new study from the Journal of Consumer Psychology reveals that microblogging on social networks may actually be *good* for your health. Yes, you read that correctly!

January, 26 2018
Your most common sleeping mistakes — and how you can fix them
businessinsider.comArticle
Your most common sleeping mistakes — and how you can fix them

Many of us aren't getting enough sleep at night; just think of how often you hear a friend say, "I'm tired." You may find yourself trying to sneak in more rest during the day, catch some zzz's on a business flight, or even take naps at work. Without sleep, not only are you dealing with low energy and grogginess, but also potentially serious health consequences. Finding yourself short on shut-eye may be the result of some common sleep blunders, but the good news is they're fixable. We talked with Michelle Fishberg, co-founder and CEO of sleep wellness company Slumbr, who shared the biggest sleep mistakes you may be making and how to prevent them.

January, 24 2018
Sinus Infections: Are They Contagious?
healthline.comArticle
Sinus Infections: Are They Contagious?

If your sinus infection is caused by a virus, it’s possible to spread that virus to another person. This could cause them to develop a cold, which could then develop into a sinus infection.

June, 1 2017
Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?
healthline.comArticle
Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?

Some cases of Parkinson’s disease are hereditary, but this is rare. This disease has been traced to different gene mutations. However, most cases of Parkinson’s have an unknown cause.

August, 30 2017
Everything You Should Know About Palmoplantar Pustulosis
healthline.comArticle
Everything You Should Know About Palmoplantar Pustulosis

Palmoplantar pustulosis is a chronic skin condition. Blisters and fluid-filled bumps known as pustules appear on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. It’s a rare autoimmune condition, and it’s more likely to affect people who currently or used to smoke.

July, 6 2017
Everything You Should Know About Galactosemia
healthline.comArticle
Everything You Should Know About Galactosemia

Galactosemia is a rare genetic disorder that affects how your body metabolizes galactose. Galactose is a simple sugar found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. When it’s combined with glucose, it makes lactose.

July, 20 2017
Intertrochanteric Fractures
healthline.comArticle
Intertrochanteric Fractures

An intertrochanteric fracture is a specific type of hip fracture. “Intertrochanteric” means “between the trochanters,” which are bony protrusions on the femur (thighbone). They’re the points where the muscles of the thigh and hip attach.

August, 2 2017
Cogan Syndrome
healthline.comArticle
Cogan Syndrome

Cogan syndrome is a rare condition that causes inflammation in your eyes and ears. Researchers aren’t sure about its exact origin, but many consider it an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases cause your immune system to attack healthy cells in your body.

November, 10 2017
How Long Do the Effects of Botox Cosmetic Last?
healthline.comArticle
How Long Do the Effects of Botox Cosmetic Last?

Botox Cosmetic is an injectable medication that may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In general, the effects of Botox usually lasts four to six months after treatment. Botox also has medical uses, such as treating migraines or reducing neck spams. When used for medical purposes, it tends to work for a shorter period of time, usually lasting two to three months.

October, 6 2017
What Is Elephantiasis?
healthline.comArticle
What Is Elephantiasis?

Elephantiasis is also known as lymphatic filariasis. It’s caused by parasitic worms, and can spread from person to person through mosquitoes. Elephantiasis causes swelling of the scrotum, legs, or breasts.

September, 29 2017
New TB drug gets approval amid side effect concerns
emaxhealth.comBlog Post
New TB drug gets approval amid side effect concerns

A new TB (tuberculosis) drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there are concerns about side effects. A study published in the Lancet reveals that some medical experts would prefer to see more research before the new TB medication is widely used. The Community Research Advisors Group (CRAG) mentions that bedaquiline must be tested on more people.

July, 13 2014
One out of three knee replacements labeled as inappropriate
emaxhealth.comBlog Post
One out of three knee replacements labeled as inappropriate

A new study focusing on knee replacement surgery has found that one out of three cases may not have needed the extreme measure. The research, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals that 34 percent of the cases studied by the scientists could be listed as inappropriate. Researchers suggest that doctors may be recommending knee replacement surgery too often for patients.

June, 30 2014
Meditation in small amounts has powerful impact on stress
emaxhealth.comArticle
Meditation in small amounts has powerful impact on stress

A new study reveals that meditation in small amounts can still have a powerful impact on stress. The research, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, mentions that mindfulness meditation for 25 minutes for three days in a row is enough to alleviate stress. This contradicts previous ideas about people needing to spend a significant amount of time meditating every week to achieve results.

July, 3 2014
How corner drugstores are fighting back against Amazon
theweek.comArticle
How corner drugstores are fighting back against Amazon

Pharmacy giants like CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid may seem to be everywhere. But don't be fooled: There are actually still quite a few independent community pharmacies in the U.S. — 22,041, to be precise — and they are putting up a good fight, controlling roughly $80 billion of the $200 billion pharmacy market.

March, 12 2018
How online patient portals are transforming health care
theweek.comArticle
How online patient portals are transforming health care

Your health-care information is going digital.

November, 27 2017
How the internet is transforming the art world
theweek.comArticle
How the internet is transforming the art world

These days, selling your art online is easy. Online art galleries, freelance platforms, digital stores, and other websites help connect artists to potential buyers. From watercolor pictures of squirrels to geometric patterns of maple leaves, there is a growing demand for original artwork in the digital space. However, the commercialization and dilution of art online is leading to new debates about the meaning and future of fine art.

November, 24 2017
The rise of the virtual assistant
theweek.comArticle
The rise of the virtual assistant

A virtual assistant (VA) may be an employee, freelancer, or independent contractor who works online and performs a variety of tasks to help individuals or businesses. Virtual assistants can offer a lot of the services an in-house secretary would traditionally handle: data entry, transcription, scheduling, copywriting, programming, design, and other services. They usually work at home and in fact, may never meet their clients in-person.

November, 14 2017
Cryptocurrencies are making computers more expensive
theweek.comArticle
Cryptocurrencies are making computers more expensive

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably noticed the spike in interest in cryptocurrencies. If you need a quick refresher, a cryptocurrency is a kind of decentralized digital or virtual money. It is highly encrypted, so it can't be tracked or traced or stored in your favorite banking institution. You can't put it in your pocket like a dollar bill, and most coffee shops won't accept it as payment, but it still has value. Sometimes, a lot of value. For instance, one of the most popular cryptocurrencies is bitcoin, and one bitcoin is currently worth about $8,500.

February, 14 2018
The brilliant business strategy behind Elon Musk's flamethrowers
theweek.comArticle
The brilliant business strategy behind Elon Musk's flamethrowers

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and inventor, is known for a many number of things: his attempts to revolutionize space travel with SpaceX; his groundbreaking electric car company Tesla; his foray into solar panel proliferation via his acquisition of SolarCity. But one thing you probably don't associate with Musk? Zombies. Or, more specifically, how you'd survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Which is what makes the fact that he's selling millions of dollars worth of flamethrowers so seemingly bizarre. How does this fit in with his bigger business plans?

February, 5 2018
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