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Cheryl Platzman Weinstock        

Independent Journalist, AARP, Everyday Health, NY Times, Kaiser Health

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock is a seasoned journalist with a rich portfolio in health and science reporting. Her work, which has been published by esteemed platforms such as AARP, NPR, Kaiser Health, Cancer Today, Reuters, and Spectrum, explores the intersection of health, science, and society. Weinstock's focus areas include mental health, medical ethics, and the medical research gender gap. Moreover, she has covered COVID-19 for AARP during the peak of the pandemic and has contributed to metropolitan and breaking news for The New York Times.

Weinstock's excellence in journalism has garnered her numerous accolades. Notably, her story on the hidden danger of suicide in individuals with autism, published by Spectrum, and her story on how religious leaders are challenging the silence and isolation surrounding suicide, published by NPR Shots, won awards from the National Federation of Press Women and the Connecticut Press Club. Furthermore, SAVE recognized her with the National Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Suicide. Weinstock's meaningful reportage also earned her the Arlene Eisenberg Award for Writing That Makes a Difference from The American Society of Journalists and the Will Solimene Award for Excellence from the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writer’s Association.

With a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brooklyn College and a Master of Arts in Science and Environmental Reporting from New York University, Weinstock brings a wealth of educational background to her reporting. Her expertise spans across mental health, suicide, cancer, women's health issues, heart disease, and breast cancer. She is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, as well as the Association of Health Care Journalists. Weinstock's health tip is the embodiment of her advocacy: "Be an advocate for yourself when it comes to your health". Ask a lot of questions and get second opinions.

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