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Stephanie S. Jewett

California
Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA I was born and raised in Iowa and I was very close to my grandparents. I believe nursing was always in my blood, as I would help my grand folks as they started to age. I noticed little things like limping carrying in the groceries, a dirtier house than normal, older food in the refrigerator, less than perfect hearing, hair turning grey, naps during the day, a...
Communities: Nursing

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...

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....

Jennifer Balboni Health Maven

Aptos, California
I'm a healthy, vibrant and joyful person who owns a Pilates & Gyrotonic studio near the beach in Santa Cruz CA. Never having been sick in my life, I was shocked to find a lump in my right breast in June 2008 and was diagnosed with Stage 1 Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy in June 2008 and the aggressive cancer spread to lymph nodes requiring a second surgery in...
Communities: Breast Cancer

mzeatright Patient ExpertHealth Maven

California
Save yourself NOW!! And DON"T GET DEAD!! There are simple lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk of a pending health crisis....there is HOPE! .....should be in the newspaper headlines!! Being a student of nutritional studies for over 20 years on a self driven course leads to one thing...to only find that "prevention" is the true cure and panacea of our day! The...

joan

Portland, Maine
Positive aging, death and dying and intergenerational relationships bring together my knowledge as counseling psychologist and experience with parents' deaths and elders aging -- and my own. They add up to a new career focus. Book,  "Healing Conversations Toward End-of-Life" will be published this spring. Book shares stories of relationships between generations built upon...
Communities: Aging & Senior Health

Dr. Kirsti D. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Northern, California
Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT, CWS is a respected physician, professional health educator, professor, lecturer and author. She received her Medical and Master's Degrees from the University of California, Davis and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and surgical year at the University of California San Francisco - Fresno Program. She was the first...

Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Phoenix, Arizona
Self-described geek-to-human translator Francine Hardaway bought her first Apple product in the (very) early 80s, abandoned it for the supposedl portable Compaq a few years later, and returned to Macs soon after. By the late 80s, she was haranguing her daughters' journalism teachers for continuing to make the students literally cut and paste up the school newspaper copy when desktop publishing...
Communities: General Medicine, Yoga

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

Sean Blackwell Health Maven

Brazil
In 1996 I had an experience normally called "mania" by most psychiatrists. At its peak, I was in such a state of ectasy that I thought I had died. The episode ended with me being handcuffed by two police officers and taken to Psychiatric Emergency because I had refused the officer's request to put my clothes back on, in the ballroom of a Toronto Hotel. At the hospital, I could see...
Communities: Bipolar Disorder