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jeann

California
My real name is Jean, and I am a female, age 56.  I live in northeast Ohio, and I am interested in art, writing, nature, animal rights and health care rights.  Since 2001, I have been getting progressively disabed, with trouble walking, and muscle pain and stiffness, caused by exertion.  My first symptom was severe pain and stiffness in my sacroiliac area, that spread up my spine...

davidelliot

Whitianga, New Zealand
My Story   I was taken to hospital mid December 2007 aged 45 due to having a grand mal seizure or fit. CT scan confirmed our fears of a brain tumour, 2.5 cm in the left parietal lobe.   I had previously experienced a few discreet episodes of having difficulty talking and reading and the tumour was located in the part of my brain used for language.  The tumour was on the...
Communities: Cancer

Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...

Alyson

Somewhere, Texas
I'm a thirtysomething female, and I've suffered from a number of chronic illnesses for my entire adult life, including allergies, asthma, eczema, GERD, IBS, ME/CFS, migraines, myopathy (muscle weakness), PCOS, pre-diabetes, and more. Most recently, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with a suspected autoimmune disease due to new symptoms and put me on Plaquenil. I started this blog with the...

Jenny M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Oneonta, New York
I was born and raised in NYC. I now am 39 and live in upstate NY with my husband and 2 children. I was chronically ill and in chronic pain for over 6 years. I healed myself after learning about the mind/body connection and the law of attraction. I wrote an ebook on the method I adopted and now maintain a blog on healing pain naturally (physical and emotional).

Dr. Jonathan Holt Doctor of OsteopathyHealth Maven

Palo Alto, California
Dr. Holt's practice philosophy focuses on health and wellness in addition to identifying the underlying genetic and genomic contributions to health and illness. Furthermore, Dr. Holt believes in treating the patient as a whole, facilitating the body's inherent ability to heal itself rather than just focusing on the disease process. Dr. Holt also appreciates how the Mind-Body-Spirit connection...
Communities: Genetics

marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
United States
In my 30-year career as a medical group administrator, meeting over 100,000 patients, I observed that the great majority of illnesses could be avoided or treated by proper nutrition alone. The "obesity epidemic" writing was on the wall, and I decided to do something about it. I went back to school, got a degree in nutrition, got licensed as a registered dietitian, and started to...

Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
My name is Christine. I have been living with several mental illnesses since childhood. Over the years I have been taught numerous coping methods and techniques. It is my hope that in sharing my stories (along with what I've learned and continue to learn) that others can benefit from them as well.

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....

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...