Rachel Ballard, RNC, BSN has been working in both acute care and public health settings for almost a decade. With a love for people, Rachel has been sharing her knowledge as a writer for many years. Published on a variety of sites, Rachel works to promote health and wellness around the web with a fun, and easy-to-read format. Her writing background includes professional blogging, sales copy, press releases and personal injury work in addition to her medical writing background. Rachel lives in Central Kentucky with her husband and two children and enjoys farming, gardening and cooking (when there’s time!).
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