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Kim F. Patient Expert

North East, Pennsylvania
Somewhere around November 18th or 19th of 2007, I started feeling what I thought were Carpal Tunnel symptoms in my right hand. The symptoms included: tingling of my fingers, numbness, and I was having trouble typing. I went out and bought wrist guards, and things designed to help CT patients. The symptoms continued for about two weeks and I promised I?d visit the doctor after Thanksgiving....

Ron Patient Expert

Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
Hi, I'm Ron, and I'm an ME/CFS survivor (so far anyway), 24 years and counting. I am, at the time of writing, pretty much housebound. This restricts me to mostly sedentary pastimes - reading, blogging, occasionally sloping off to the pub, and cooking when I can, which isn't as often as I'd like. I do, though, make my own bread by hand, at least once a week - good food and physio in one...
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Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Blog author Braxton Ponder is a Licensed Acupuncturist whose work has taken him around the world, exposing him to a broad range of healthcare systems and practices. He draws upon this background, as well as his ongoing clinical experience, when he offers news analysis and commentary about healthcare and healthy living. His articles also examine insurance systems and policy decisions that affect...

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...

Corbett K. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook

Orlando, Florida
Mister Sustainable! Author, environmentalist, former Chairman of the Sierra Club of Central Florida, co-creator of the Green Earth Expo, Chairman of Save Native Florida and founding expert at Keyboard Culture New Earth Community.

Vanessa M. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

Silver Spring, Maryland
Vanessa Maltin received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the George Washington University and holds a certificate in the Practical Applications of Food Allergy Guidelines. Currently, she is the Food & Lifestyle Editor of Delight Magazine and also serves as the Deputy Communications Director of Health Care for America Now, the organization working to provide all Americans with...

Alice C. Registered NurseHealth Maven

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Thirty years in the business of healthcare has provided me with a wide scope of experiences: from the staff nurse in ICU, to educator of ICU nurses to Case Management from data analyst to Director. Currently, I am employed by a health insurance company as an analyst. www.EZHealthCareOnline.com Throughout my years of practice, I have watched many people wander aimlessly through the health care...

SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience from the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester.  I found myself getting tired of working with rats all day, and so I attended medical school, then completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was an anesthesiologist and pain doc for about 8 years,...

Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

Burlington, Vermont
Bioethics is my raison d'être; I'm a faculty member at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief of the Women's Bioethics Blog. You can see more about my background http://www.biomedlaw.com

Poker Face Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Longview, Texas
Recovering from a serious eating disorder is arguably one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. It is a constant battle, 24/7 with no relief, often not even in sleep. How do I know? I am going through it right now. I began struggling with an eating disorder at the age of 13 after being sexually abused day after day for an entire year. I have been to an intensive in-patient treatment...