INTRODUCING ARLINE – Colleagues, publishers, readers and interviewees, alike, describe Arline Kaplan as being an honest and ethical journalist; an insightful and adept writer; a bulldog researcher; and a meticulous, albeit occasionally obsessive, editor. A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Journalism, she has worked 40 years as a reporter, writing for daily and weekly newspapers (e.g., the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Kern Valley Sun), trade magazines, book publishers and online publishers. She has written on many topics (e.g., dredging, finance, insurance, marketing, parenting), but for the past decade, Arline has focused primarily on health care.
Formerly, she was managing editor and then senior contributing editor for Psychiatric Times, a top-rated monthly publication distributed to 40,000 psychiatrists and mental health professionals across the nation, and senior contributing editor for Geriatric Times, a bimonthly publication for primary care physicians and multidisciplinary teams. Her earlier health care-related communications experience included serving as a public affairs/public relations’ consultant and speechwriter for Comprehensive Care Corp. and as an editor of books on endoscopy, laparoscopy and gynecology. She has received awards and kudos for her work.
Since many of Arline’s friends and family members face chronic health challenges, she is dedicated to helping them as well as you obtain quality care by providing carefully researched and relevant articles on major psychiatric disorders and medical conditions.
Arline also is a trained spiritual counselor. She knows that healing entails more than new drugs, technological advances and skillful health professionals. It involves an awareness of and a trust in your body’s miraculous regenerative capacity, a willingness to change attitudes and behaviors, and a belief in a Higher Power.