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Multiplatform editor, @cnnmoney. If it doesn't work well on mobile, it doesn't work. Priors: @WSJ, @statnews. Snapchat: elanazak

Elana Zak, social media editor, oversees STAT's social media and digital engagement efforts. She previously was a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal and a writer at Muck Rack and Boston University School of Public Health. She is on the board of the New York City chapter of the Online News Association. Zak has a master's degree in Creating Social Media from Goldsmiths, University of London ...

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How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest

adweek.com — While Pinterest is taking many newsrooms by storm, there may still be some editors who are hesitant or unsure about how to go about using the online scrapbooking site. Why not take a page - or in this case a board - from The Wall Street Journal?

What you need to know about fentanyl

statnews.com — The singer reportedly overdosed accidentally on the powerful painkiller fentanyl, according to autopsy results released Thursday. From 1999 to 2014, over half a million Americans died from a drug overdose, and one of the power players in this epidemic is fentanyl. article continues after advertisement Here's what you need to know about the drug.

What you need to know in 30 seconds

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Wednesday, March 23 This week the CDC added Dominica and Cuba to its Zika travel alert destinations. ( STAT) "There is plenty of money in the pipeline right now, money that is not going to Ebola."

E-cigarettes banned from commercial flights

statnews.com — Can you vape on a plane? The answer is now, very clearly, no. The Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a final rule explicitly banning the use of electronic cigarettes from US flights, including those arriving in the country from overseas.

Stillbirth offers another clue to possible damage from Zika

statnews.com — WASHINGTON - A stillbirth in Brazil is offering another clue to possible health effects of the Zika virus, this time beyond the developing brain. In addition to a devastating loss of brain tissue, this fetus also had another abnormality - severe swelling and fluid build-up in other parts of the body - that by itself can be life-threatening, researchers reported Thursday.

What you need to know in 30 seconds

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Sunday, Feb. 14 The Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system () Hawaii's governor signed an emergency proclamation on Friday as "a preventative measure" to guard against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses () "Contraceptives are not a solution.

Zika virus in 30 seconds: What you need to know today

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Tuesday, July 26 That's the number of days Zika virus can persist in an infected man's semen. The longest persistence previously observed was 62 days after first symptoms. ( Emerging Infectious Diseases) article continues after advertisement "The cash donations have been slow.

What you need to know in 30 seconds

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Tuesday, Feb. 9 Health officials are investigating whether Zika is responsible for an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that can lead to temporary paralysis and sometimes death. In Colombia, three people with Zika-associated GBS have died.

What you need to know in 30 seconds

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Friday, Feb. 5 Brazil's Carnival starts today. Revelers don't seem to be worried about Zika, but epidemiologists have called the festival an "explosive cocktail." (AP) After criticism, Brazil is now transferring Zika samples to US (AP) Zika has spread to Europe.

What you need to know in 30 seconds

statnews.com — Have 30 seconds? Here's what you need to know today about the Zika virus. United, Delta, Lufthansa, and Air France are all allowing female crew to opt out of flights to affected countries. (Reuters) Florida's governor declared a state of emergency Wednesday in four counties with nine total confirmed cases of Zika.
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