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J.J. Brown
Works at Everyday Health
Attended Duke University
Lives in New York City
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Curious about the new virus called MERS? With 37% fatality, no vaccine, and no cure, it's one to know about and avoid. Here's the new article I wrote for Everyday Health on MERS:
As reports of deaths from MERS climb, concerns grow over this new and little-understood infection. Learn about the symptoms.
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The New Yorker takes a look at man-made earthquakes after fracking for fossil fuels:
The increased seismicity is likely due to changes in the way oil and gas are produced. Credit Illustration by Shout
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In the first study of its kind, eating peanuts, has been linked to fewer deaths across ethnic groups, even for people who had metabolic conditions like morbid obesity or diabetes, were smokers, or drank alcohol. - My newest publication at Everyday Health:
Even the lowly peanut can improve your heart health and add years to your life.
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On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day, an argument to love safe, you might be a vector. 
Infectious diseases we pass on to the people we love are painful tragedies. We are vectors. Sometimes we're a vector for change, for good, but sometimes what we pass on is a virus that's fatal - an...
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365 different voices (including mine) are raised to answer questions about our future on the planet, published in the new book, Global Chorus.
In the new book Global Chorus, 365 different essays answer the question: Do we have hope? How would you answer? The chorus comes from scientists, authors, artists, humanitarians, political, and spi...
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How much do you know about the No. 1 birth defect in the U.S.?
I interviewed Paula Miller of the ACHA and Dr. Beth Adams to find out more, published this week at Everyday Health: 
Effects of the most common birth defects stay with you from infancy to adulthood, even if you've had corrective surgery.
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I just happened to come across this article, from a few heart groups sharing it. Its a good, informitive article, especially for those new to chd. However, i find the title very misleading. There is huge difference between WON'T tell you and DOESN'T tell you. Wont is inferring the know these things and refuse to tell you, when the reality is that some doctors dont know about these things. Cant tell patients about something they *dont" know.
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26 different meds approved by the FDA for men's sex health, zero for women. Time for a change? Dr. Lauren Streicher will speak at the FDA June 4th public hearing on flibanserin; here's her preview:
A women's health expert urges the FDA to approve flibanserin, a drug shown in many studies to help women with lack of lust, or hypoactive sexual desire disorder, HSDD.
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Panic attacks can feel like a heart condition, especially for people with anxiety disorder. I interview the author of a new study here, about how mood and heart symptoms are connected.
People with anxiety or depression are most likely to mistake panic for atrial fibrillation.
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Watch our Everyday Health Google Hangout w/@MeredithVieira today at 4 pm ET for #MSAwarenessMonth! RSVP here: bit.ly/1LuoAU0   
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Get the facts on what science is showing about complementary medicine at the new Wellness Evidence site. I write more about it here: https://lnkd.in/dgHNKEf
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The gems from a year of her reading are shared here in Catherine's American Dream Finder, an ongoing blog I love to read.
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Reflections on nature and literature from Catherine Pfister are in her charming blog, American Dream Finder.
"The young man rejoiced that, in the heart of the barren city, he had the privilege of overlooking this spot of lovely and luxuriant vegetation. It would serve, he said to himself, as a symbolic language to keep him in commun...
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Scientist in love with writing; health news, fiction, short stories, novels.
Introduction
J.J.Brown, a book author, editor, and health journalist based in New York City, was born in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Her novel Vector a Modern Love Story and her short story collection Death and the Dream published in 2011, followed by novels American Dream and Brindle 24, children's book Stream and Shale, and two novellas in The Doctor's Dreams. She studied science and languages at Duke, U. Pennsylvania, and SUNY, completing a PhD in genetics. In addition to writing fiction, she is a published scientist author of nonfiction and health news reports under her full name, Jennifer J. Brown, PhD.
Education
  • Duke University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
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Female
Other names
Jennifer June Brown
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Scientist, Author
Employment
  • Everyday Health
    Senior Editor, 2013 - present
  • Scientist, Author, present
  • Quintiles
  • Kalow and Springut, LLP
  • Roche
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Miami Childrens Hospital
  • DuPont
  • Medscape WebMD
  • M2 Communications
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New York City
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Greenville, New York - Miami, FL - Philadelphia, PA - Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Albany, NY - Greenville, NY - Bronx, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Willmington, DE
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The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes
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Until 2008, earthquakes in Oklahoma were rare. Now they’re a daily event, and the oil industry may be to blame.

Day Trip Diary: Snug Harbor Cultural Center
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"We both know what memories can bring. They bring diamonds and rust." - Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust The year 2014 has been about the diamon

Day Trip Diary: Brooklyn Botanical Garden
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"The young man rejoiced that, in the heart of the barren city, he had the privilege of overlooking this spot of lovely and luxuriant vegetat

Dreaming Big Again Could Help U.S. Confront Climate Change
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Faced with the magnitude and seriousness of global warming, and the tremendous opportunities in addressing it, we need

Open Crop Art Calls for Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
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It's a message not from an alien species, but from opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last week a crop-art image the size of 80 football

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SCIENCE IN FILM: NOAH AND THE FLOOD
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Whether it is historical fact or myth, the epic tale of Noah and the Ark remains an enduring tale of destruction, survival, and rebirth. The

Culture is Alive and Well in Harlem!
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Have you ever felt down, dark, sad, or angry? I'll bet you have. In those moments doesn't it feel good to BLAST some music you really love?

Kids Who Play This Video Game Could Save Your Life
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Playing Stroke Hero made kids 31 percent more likely to identify stroke and call 9-1-1.

Sitara Attaie: Love, Creativity and the Afghan Diaspora
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Introduction: Hollywood actressSitara Attaie may be the first person in history to quote boththe German philosopher Nietzscheandthe medieval

Rare Disease Day
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28 February 2014 marks the seventh international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS.

SCIENCE IN FILM: ACTORS FACE PARKINSONS
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I found the sensitive and touching recent film A Late Quartet while looking for movies to help me remember the great actor Philip Seymour Ho

Is it Love, or Heart Disease?
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Find out more about the secret life of the heart and what certain odd sensations may be telling you about your cardio and mental health.

DIGITAL LITERACY AGAINST OPIUM
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More than 90% or world'sopiumproduction comes fromAfghanistan.Opium price has steadily increased during the past few years, and more and mor

Film Annex sponsors first international sporting event paid in Bitcoin (...
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See Judo World Olympic Champions compete at New York Athletic Club NEW YORK, NY The New York Open Team Judo Championship will be a showdown

Judoka Marti Malloy on Judo as an Educational Sport for Women and Youth ...
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Hailing from Whidbey Island located in beautiful Pacific Northwestern Washington, Marti has been doing judo since the age of 6. She picked u

SCIENCE IN FILM: MAKING AN EPIDEMIC PERSONAL
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Dallas Buyers Clubtakes the painful issue of the HIV AIDS epidemic in America and makes it personal. This great movie tells the extraordinar