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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...

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

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...

Bill S. Health Maven

Elkridge, Maryland
I'm a 56-year old federal writer-editor who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 10 years ago. My balance and gait are severely affected, so I work from home. I attempt to attack this disease mostly by laughing at it. I hope I can bring a smile to your face as well. I've written a book about my experience with Parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation.  It's 100 percent of...
Communities: Parkinson's Disease

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...

Andrea Metcalf Health Maven

Chicago, Illinois
Andrea Metcalf is a nationally recognized fitness expert and a popular media personality.  In the last decade, Andrea had appeared as a contributor for several national publiscations including MORE, Self Shape, Women’s World, All You, as well as “The Today Show.”  For more than 25 years Andrea has inspired people from all walks of life to feel better and move....
Communities: Exercise

Karen Anderson Health Maven

Seattle, Washington
For the past decade Karen Anderson has designed, written, and produced innovative online communications for consumer audiences. Karen currently writes, edits, and consults on a contract basis for companies including iCultur, Web 1 Marketing, Muse Indigo, Prefab Markets, and TidBITS Electronic Publishing. From 2000-2006 she worked at Apple as a writer...
Communities: Healthy Living

Leslie Coff, MTOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Acu. Health Maven

Specialty: acupuncturist
Atlanta, Georgia
Leslie Coff, MTOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Acu. Coff holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) . In addition, she is licensed to practice Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in both California and Georgia. After completing her undergraduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles, Coff...

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...

Teresa K. Patient Expert

Cedar Rapids, IA
I've worked in health care most of my life. I have a masters degree in nursing working most recently in a primary care clinic. My husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, in 1999.
Communities: Cancer