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Awesome Content Marketing Writer and Strategist

1 Oct

I love making a difference in the world.

Sharing what’s important in our complex world doesn’t mean a thing unless a reader can quickly engage with a story.

I use my writing, video, and digital media skills to grab a reader or viewer right away. Compelling copy or a brief video allows me to easily share important health, medical and scientific information with my audience.

Clear and Engaging Content

Trained as a science, health and medical reporter, I’m happy my skills work for digital media and content marketing too. In addition to traditional journalism, I have experience writing  web copy, CEO speeches, social media posts and more. No two days are ever the same.

I’m one of those fortunate people who loves what they do for work.

— Damian McNamara

Here are some examples of my writing:

‘Blue’ in Blueberries Tied to Blood Pressure Lowering that Rivals Medication

by Damian McNamara . March 1, 2019

Eating the equivalent of 100 grams of blueberries for 4 weeks, twice a day is associated with systolic blood pressure lowering that is equivalent to the effect of BP-lowering medications, new research suggests.

blueberriesInvestigators believe anthocyanins, compounds with antioxidant effects and the pigments that give red, purple, and blue plants their color, are responsible for this beneficial effect on the vascular system, improving endothelial function in as little as 2 weeks.

“Our research is the first study directly linking blueberry anthocyanin consumption and circulating anthocyanin metabolites to improvements in vascular function in a healthy population,” principal investigator Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Life Course Sciences at King’s College London, United Kingdom, told Medscape Medical News.

“However, further longer-term clinical studies in larger populations are needed to confirm whether our findings will translate to the general public,” she added.

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Bankrupt Hospital Leaves Physicians, Nurses in the Lurch

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Protesters outside Hahnemann University Hospital on July 11. Photos by Damian McNamara

by Damian McNamara  July 19, 2019

Hahnemann University Hospital has been an institution for 171 years in downtown Philadelphia. The level I trauma center, medical training facility, and public “safety net” hospital has been in continuous operation since 1848.

That could all come to an end soon. For the physicians, nurses, and staff who considered Hahnemann a “second home” for years, the impending closure of the hospital on September 6 after it filed for bankruptcy has left many facing a high level of uncertainty.

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Many health care workers joined the protest.

The situation is having a ripple effect throughout the area and took on an even greater sense of urgency Thursday after an announcement reported by local media from Philadelphia’s Drexel University — whose College of Medicine relies on Hahnemann as its teaching hospital — that it will have to eliminate about 40% of its physicians and clinical staff.

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Driving High Common in Pain Patients Taking Medical Marijuana

Damian McNamara .  January 10, 2019

car-1149997_640Driving under the influence of cannabis is common among patients prescribed medical marijuana for chronic pain, in findings investigators describe as “concerning.”

A study of nearly 800 individuals prescribed medical marijuana showed more than half reported driving within 2 hours of use. About the same proportion said they drove “a little high,” and about one in five reported driving “while very high.”

“I was particularly interested in understanding how people using [cannabis] medically may also be engaging in this risky behavior,” Erin E. Bonar, PhD, University of Michigan Addiction Center and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, told Medscape Medical News.

“I wanted to see what people are doing [and] how often they are doing this,” Bonar added. “We found a pretty concerning rate.”

For a year and half I blogged on innovations in Health IT @ www.CareCloud.com/blog

I’m psyched my blog made this Top 10 List: 10 Software Blogs We Actually Enjoy Reading published October 14th, 2014 by Cara Wood in B2B Marketing.

Every week I also blogged business tips for doctors at @ PowerYourPractice.com

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Both these blogs made this Top 100 Healthcare Blogs listing from March 2015 — coming in, get this, at #4 and #1!

I also design landing pages, write case studies and white papers, and create other content to raise awareness and bring in business.

I write informative, easy-to-read White Papers:

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I create well-written, engaging Landing Pages to track my content effectiveness:

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I shoot and edit quick client testimonial videos: