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ERIN HAYES

United States
I'm a mother of two who recently lost our first child, Charlotte, to a rare chromosomal issue that resulted in various health issues and complications. She was 3 years and eight months old. With her we dealt with developmental issues as well as heart, lung, kidney, and feeding issues. She used oxygen and a feeding tube for most of her life. Ella, my second child, is not affected by this disease...

Erica and Chris .. Health Maven

Georgetown, Texas
Erica Stauffer My childhood was filled with country meadows, strife, and lessons that have both benefited me and haunted me during my adult life. I grew up in a family of 6, among them two sisters and a brother. Although we fought like cats and dogs, I love them all and am a better person today for having grown up with them. I have struggled with depression and anxiety since the age of 15 and...

Dr. Rory S. Doctor of PsychologyHealth Maven

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Dr. Stern is a father, husband, son, "former therapist," ADHD coach, and avid child advocate. He works from home while caring for his two young children. As an advocate in the ADHD community, Dr. Stern firmly believes in making sure the right information gets into the hands of the people who need it the most. He has often said, "There is too much misinformation about ADHD that...

MagicMike

Brisbane, Australia
With eighteen years experience and commitment to entertaining kids and adults Mike has performed at hundreds of venues from Birthday Parties, Child Care Centers, Clubs, School fetes to Shopping Centers, corporate and private functions. Mike is also a father which helps him relate to children on an even deeper level enabling Mike to understand the way children think and behave. Mikes philosophy...
Communities: Happiness

Crystal

California
What kind of pain are you in because of repeated patterns and scenarios in your life? Do you keep finding unhealthy or abusive relationships? Do you struggle with addictions? Or maybe your are afraid of what will happen to your children as they grow up-do you feel guilty for what is happening in their lives? I hear you. I have lived this way and my...

Let's Move!

California
The Web site of Let's Move! (http://www.letsmove.gov)   The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let’s Move! will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity...
Communities: Dance, Marathon, Triathlon , ...

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...

Caryn T. Facebook

West Chicago, Illinois
My heart has carried this deep desire to be part of a special club for kids suffering from food allergies ever since my oldest child was diagnosed in 2007 with a chronic multifocal tic disorder and eventually celiac disease. After a food allergy test revealed the need to eliminated 15 foods from his diet I became completely overwhelmed with our situation. At that time I knew very little about...

CMCH

United States
The Center on Media and Child Health is an interdisciplinary research center based at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. We strive to keep our blog up-to-date with the latest news and research on how media affect the physical, social, and emotional health of children and give evidence-based advice on how to keep kids safe and healthy in the...
Communities: Children's Health

Mindi

United States
As a mother of two healthy, busy boys I was taken back when my third child was diagnosed with a soup of congenital heart defects (CHD) while still in utero. His conditions include: double inlet left ventricle (DILV), Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), a large ASD which has now been modified to create a single atrium, pulmonary atresia, and dextrocardia. He has already undergone two open...
Communities: Children's Health