Ilene R Rush

Health and Science Freelance Writer
Philadelphia, PA

About Ilene R Rush

Ilene Raymond Rush is an award-winning health and science freelance writer. Based on her own experiences with type 2 diabetes, she brings a personal take and a reporter’s eye to examine the best and newest methods of treating and controlling the disease.

Ms. Rush's diabetes journey began with a diagnosis of gestational diabetes 30 years ago while pregnant with her first son. For 7 years, she was able to avoid a diagnosis of type 2 with daily 6-mile runs, but with a second pregnancy, gestational diabetes returned. In 1987, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started a regimen of medication, diet, and exercise.

Over this time, as a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, and the web, she's had access to doctors, scientists, and the latest research on diabetes -- a perk that has proved both inspirational and frustrating: It's one thing to know what to do, but it's another thing to do it. She doesn’t always succeed, but she’s given up on achieving perfection.

Ms. Rush is a graduate of Brandeis University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her work appears regularly in the health & science section of the Philadelphia Inquirer and at On Track Her essays, articles, and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including AARP, Diabetic Living, Weight Watchers Magazine, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, and Parents. In addition, her short fiction has been awarded an O. Henry Prize.

Articles Written by Ilene R Rush

Low Testosterone: When Do Men Need Treatment?
05/07/2018 - Testosterone deficiency (low T) or male hypogonadism warrant treatments only when both a low testosterone levels and certain signs and symptoms are present.
Levothyroxine—Is Morning Still the Best Time to Take It?
Treatment with levothyroxine for people with hypothyroid must be timed to avoid milk.

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