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Terri

Burlington, Iowa
Ava~Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I am passionate about teaching parents how to advocate for their child's health. My third daughter Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is when (inside of the womb) the diaphragm does not form properly. The abdominal organs move up into the chest cavity, compromising the heart and lungs. Half of all babies born with this birth...

Adam Freeman

United States
My name is Adam Freeman and I am the proud father of Kayleigh Freeman who was born at 28 weeks, but was diagnosed early on with severe IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) and was delieverd via emergency c-section (due to preeclampsia) the size of a 22 week old little girl. She weighed an amazing 1 pound - 1 ounce and defied all the odds against her to survive through the pregnancy and after...
Communities: Pregnancy & Fertility

Cecil M. Health Maven

Canada
Hi, my name is Cecil McIntosh, I was very successful in business but unhappy with myself and my personal life. I was divorced and bankrupt. This was my wakeup call that led me to seek help from an NLP practitioner to find better ways to reduce the stress in my life. Over the last 14 years I have been guiding entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and baby boomers worldwide because I have...
Communities: Stress Management

annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Somewhere, Tennessee
The bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 23 was a relief to know I was not simply a bad person and there was a reason for the way I have felt. Yet I have been struggling to cope and understand this disorder... what does it mean? How do the brain imbalances affect my behavior and moods? Why do I rapid cycle? Why do I get obsessive thoughts? Is there a link between mania and memory? Is there...

Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....

Heather M.

United States
Carter was born on March 27, 2009. We were surprised to learn that he had a cleft lip/palate and was missing his right outer ear. Our little guy was whisked away to the NICU with breathing difficulties. A few days later he was transferred to the children's hospital which is one hour away. He spent the next 10 weeks there. During that time he was diagnosed with a Chromosomal disorder which...

Sarah P. Health Maven

San Francisco, California
After the birth of my two beautiful babies, I found myself up almost 100lbs. I am working hard to lose my weight and regain my healthy lifestyle.  
Communities: Weight loss

Lisa

Suffern, New York
I am a mother who was not warned by my doctors how to prevent the #1 viral cause of birth defects--congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus). My daughter Elizabeth was born disabled as a result and now my mission is to warn others how they can protect their unborn children--from CMV and from other viral and bacterial causes of birth defects. I am the author of a light-hearted memoir about my daughter...
Communities: Pregnancy & Fertility

Dr. Timothy Durnin Health Maven

Specialty: chiropractor (DC)
Lansing, Illinois
Communities: Exercise, Swimming, Martial Arts , ...

American Association on Health and Disability Health Impact Award

Rockville, Maryland
The mission of AAHD is to advance health promotion and wellness interventions for people with disabilities at the national, state and community level. We accomplish our mission through research, education, advocacy and public awareness. AAHD is governed by a national board of directors and is a 501 (c) (3).  We host an active website at www.aahd.us and our website has a wealth of...