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heart4others

Palo Alto, California
My goal is to become well educated about the brain, learning, brain tumors, brain cancer, and brain surgery so I may help others in honor of my 33 year old brother with terminal brain cancer (who has a wife, a 2 and 4 year old) through awareness and support. Also, as a first grade teacher, I am deeply interested in how the brain and learning intertwine. What I learn about the brain will...
Communities: Brain Health, Cancer

hetty4christ

Chander, Arizona
I have had epilepsy almost my whole life. First from a high fever-febrile seizure. About a year later, came back hard...now back in the 70's fewer options, especially small town in MI. So Phenobarbital was the answer. My whole childhood had atypical absence seizures-felt them coming on. They took a brief turn in my teens (hormones) And with stress after I got married 1st time-they started to...
Communities: Exercise, Yoga, Sleep & Dreams , ...

johnnyinkslinger1

sierra vista, Arizona
misdiagnosed with epilepsy for 20 years.  10 million dollars worth of medical bills and 7 bankruptcies. brain surgery to remove a begnine tumor caused by mercury in measel vacine. 457 jobs none paying over minimum wage  all ending on the result of a seizure. still strugleing to put food on the table for myself.  had to retire on social security since my employer ,...

Gumfoot

Saskatoon, Canada
I was a Computer programmer and Systems Analyst for 15 years while fighting uncontrolled Epileptic seizures and the multiple medications I was taking to try and control the seizures. I had a Temporal Lobectomy at the end of 2004 which ended one type of seizures and created a whole new set of different types of seizures. I continued the medication without controlling my seizures. Since my brain...

Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Orange County, California
Dr John Di Saia is a "real" plastic surgeon not one of the many online "dime story phonies." He completed Medical school at UC Irvine in 1990 and started a General Surgery residency that year at UC Irvine. He completed General and Plastic Surgery Residencies at UC Irvine in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Dr Di Saia became board certified in by the American Board of Surgery in...

Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook

Encino, California
Michael A. Zadeh, M.D. is a Board Certified General Surgeon practicing in the San Fernando Valley area. Dr. Zadeh’s passion for surgery is reflected in the wide variety of procedures he performs, including a special interest in laparoscopic surgery which was a large part of his surgical training. His expertise in minimally invasive techniques, along with the application of...

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...

SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience from the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester.  I found myself getting tired of working with rats all day, and so I attended medical school, then completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was an anesthesiologist and pain doc for about 8 years,...

Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Missoula, Montana
I am an active 44 year old from Missoula Montana. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 months ago and spent the winter recovering from bilateral mastectomy/oophorectomy surgeries and chemotherapy. I was able to continue running (albeit fewer miles) during chemo. I started doing yoga during chemo for the relaxation and conditioning benefits.

Beth Morton Health Maven

Canada
Recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and off work while I go through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). I am 43, married for 17 years to Brad, and we have 2 boys - Zach is 14 and Carter is 11. I run outdoors year round and have done 3 half marathons (one in the snow). I want to do a full marathon at least once. I plan to spend time outdoors walking or running as I go through my treatments.
Communities: Cancer, Breast Cancer