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tdonohue Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Charlottesville, Virginia
Tom Donohue, thirty-three-year-old, son, brother and uncle of three, is the founder director of Who's Positive, a group of individuals infected, affected, sharing real stories about real people with a real commitment to humanizing HIV through firsthand accounts of young adults living with HIV. Since finding out about his own HIV-positive status in October 2003, Tom has dedicated his life to...

Jarrod and Jenny

California
Our third daughter was born at 27 weeks. By the grace of God she was able to be revived after her placenta suffered an abruption, her umbilical cord was knotted and she was born with a strep infection. After one week it was discovered she had grade 3 and 4 brain bleeds. A reservoir was placed to drain excess cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). At 35 weeks a shunt was put in. She is now home and life...
Communities: Pregnancy & Fertility

Lisa R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

Detroit, Michigan
Lisa Robertson is a freelance writer specializing in health. She works at providing information to the community on Fibromyalgia and hosts her own blog on the topic. Currently she is a staff writer for several publications and is volunteering her time to Charity Music Inc. To read more by Lisa Robertson visit: Detroit Disease Examiner

Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

San Diego, California
Hi. I am Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I have appeared on radio and television many times advocating for dogs. After my dog Jiggy was diagnosed with life-threatening immune-mediated hepatitis, I began what is now almost five years of research and interviews with dozens of our most innovative veterinarians and other experts. I am not a...
Communities: General Medicine

Jeanette R.

United States
I am a psychologist and expert on mind-body health issues and relationship stress. My blog tells real life stories of people that are challenged by relationship stress and intimacy issues that affect their health, including eating and weight problems, hair loss, frequent colds, sore throats and bladder infections. Insecure and stressful relationships contribute to lower immunity and many...
Communities: Relationships & Sex

xxChristin022xx

Evansville, Indiana
I am 24 years old. I was in a car accident when I was 17, and year later I started having daily level 10 headaches. I searched for an answer everywhere: Michigan, Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. For 5 years I had no answers and no pain relief. I told my mom that I would try out one more doctor, but I was very ready to give up. The one doctor happened to be a neurosurgeon and helped me...

Molly Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
In early 2005, I was 28 years old and just beginning to break into a career as an opera singer. I had received contracts for three main stage productions, a culmination of ten years of work toward my goal of making opera my life's work. I was at a turning point; these performances could make or break my budding career. One morning in March of that year, I woke, stood up, and passed out,...
Communities: General Medicine, Lupus

teasel

California
Relion humidifier is of utmost importance for the nursery room of your baby, particularly during cold weather in winter. It is during this season that the air is likely getting drier and might cause some problems to your baby, such as difficulty in breathing, respiratory infections, or swollen sinuses. This humidifier certainly will be very valuable to boost the humidity level in your...

Chris H.

United States
My name is Chris Hempel. In October 2007, my husband and I received life-threatening news about our cholesterol - but our lives weren't in danger. We learned that we were born with a defect in a critical cholesterol gene and that our precious six-year-old identical twin daughters, Addi and Cassi, inherited a double mutation - both genetic cholesterol defects. For many months, I'd known...

Strapples Patient Expert

Palatine, Illinois
I was born on August 8th 1991. Two or more weeks premature. I spent the first three and a half years of my life in a Romanian orphanage, on the third year one of the caretakers attempted to kill me by throwing me down the stairs for complaining that she was stealing food. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury with skull fracture. I remember waking up in the hospital. Because of the premature birth...