Ilene Raymond Rush

Ilene Raymond Rush

Ilene Raymond Rush is an award-winning health and science freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, and the web. Over the years she’s had access to doctors, scientists, and the latest research on many medical conditions, including her own — type 2 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.

Raymond 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 on dLife. Her essays, articles, and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including AARPDiabetic LivingWeight Watchers MagazineRedbookCosmopolitanLadies’ Home JournalReader’s DigestGood Housekeeping, and Parents. In addition, her short fiction has been awarded an O. Henry Prize.

She lives outside of Philadelphia with her professor husband and their plump schnauzer, Noodle.