Author: Genevra Pittman

Genevra Pittman spent her undergrad studying Biology, which took her everywhere from the beaches of Malaysia to basement hamster labs in suburban Philadelphia. She also pursued her passion for journalism by editing and writing for her college paper's sports section. She now reports on health and the environment and has written for Reuters Health, The Boston Globe, and OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Not all youth are punished equally

Not all youth are punished equally

More sanctions given to lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents

By Genevra Pittman | Posted December 6, 2010

Easing the Burden of Military Suicide

Easing the Burden of Military Suicide

A new study shows promising data from the Air Force’s Suicide Prevention Program

By Genevra Pittman | Posted May 26, 2010

Haunted by memories

Haunted by memories

PTSD strikes women twice as hard

By Genevra Pittman | Posted June 26, 2009

Getting Out of Thin Air

Getting Out of Thin Air

Study alerts Everest climbers to pay attention to early warning signs of cerebral edema.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted March 27, 2009

Putting a Baby's Risk into Perspective

Putting a Baby’s Risk into Perspective

A new study adds weight to the link between IVF and some birth defects, but much remains unexplained.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted February 9, 2009

The physical scars of emotional trauma

By Genevra Pittman | Posted February 5, 2009

Band-Aids and Fishnets

Band-Aids and Fishnets

An EMT goes from ambulance runs to the derby track.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted February 4, 2009

An Uphill Battle for Treating Obesity

An Uphill Battle for Treating Obesity

The complex natural processes involved in overeating and weight gain make finding a successful treatment a challenge.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted January 21, 2009

Doctor's Orders: Play Video Games

Doctor’s Orders: Play Video Games

The Wii gaming system goes beyond playtime as a rehab tool for all ages.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted December 5, 2008

Online Help for Eating Disorders

Online Help for Eating Disorders

The right kind of Web support could help patients with eating disorders.

By Genevra Pittman | Posted November 21, 2008