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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

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...

chdbabies

kansas city, Missouri
I am a heart mommy to my first and only child, Chloe. She was born in Fall 2008 with rare congenital heart defect. I created my blog to raise awareness about America's #! Birth Defect!

Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Hopatcong, New Jersey
I have been suffering with Migraine disease since I was 13 years old. I went undiagnosed until I was about 24, when my Migraines got out of control. I found a wonderful site and forum, My Migraine Connection, where I met with one of the top patient advocates in the country, Miss Teri Robert. I read her book, Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches and it changed my life. I now have the...

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...

Dr. Timothy Durnin Health Maven

Specialty: chiropractor (DC)
Lansing, Illinois
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COCKTAILDIZEAZ

Live Oak, Texas
Hi, my name is Erica and I live in San Antonio, TX. This blog is a mixture of personal experience and advice/guidance on what I've learned through reading, doctors, forums, etc. Hope you enjoy yourself and stay well! I feel as if I am a cocktail of pain, never know which body part is going to hurt at any given time. Possible Disorders: Fibromyalgia, Reynaud's Syndrome, Chiari Malformation....

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...