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TAMH Editor in Chief


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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, mrdad.com. You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.
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TAMH Deputy Editors


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Ramon holds a Masters in Public Health degree with an emphasis on health promotion and health education from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and a BS in biological sciences and biomedical engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the Men's Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association. His background includes health promotion at the US DHHS in Washington, DC and Director of Programs for Men's Health Network.
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John Lee has been a leader and author in men’s health issues for over a decade. Lee began his career as a professor at Austin Community College, the University of Alabama, and the University of Texas. He has written 18 self-help, psychology, recovery, creativity, or relationship non-fiction books that explore men’s health issues, like alcoholism and co-dependency. In addition to literature, Lee has advocated for the maintenance and improvement of men’s health in magazines, like Newsweek and on shows such as Oprah and 20/20. In 1986, Lee co-founded Primary, Emotional, Energy, Recovery (P.E.E.R.), a training program for counselors, social workers, and psychotherapists. Two years later, he founded and directed Austin’s Men’s Center, a counseling center that specializes in men’s issues. In the late 1980’s, he opened his own private practice in Austin, Texas specializing in men’s issues, relationships, adult children of alcoholics, and co-dependency. His latest two books, The Anger Solution and When the Buddha Met Bubba, are on sale now on Amazon.com. More information about John Lee can be found on his web site http://www.johnleebooks.com and on his daily blog at http://openingtheheartnow.blogspot.com.
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Luke grew up in and around Boston, Massachusetts before moving north to attend the University of Maine at Orono for his undergraduate degree. After living briefly in Portland, Oregon he is now working as a Research Phlebotomist and Grants Manager for the Psychiatry Department at the University of Southern California. His passion lies in travel and working internationally, especially in the Middle-East. He has spent time in Turkey, researching the Turkish Healthcare system and recently returned from Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia, assisting with the MedCHAMPS project, which is studying cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In the Fall he will be moving to Washington, D.C. to pursue a PhD and begin his career in International Relations.
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Dr. Perry Karfunkel is a physician in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, and the vast majority of his patients are men. He is a general Internist and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Society of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Men’s Health Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society and was Vice-Chair of that committee in recent years. He holds an MD from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale. He is also particularly interested in the issue of barriers to men taking care of themselves in ways they themselves know they should.
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TAMH Contributing Writers


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Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and professor of urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is a medical correspondent for the Fox News Channel's Medical A-Team. Learn more at roboticoncology.com. Visit Dr. Samadi's blog at SamadiMD.com. Follow Dr. Samadi on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Temple University. His work specializes in health behavior change, men's health, and audience segmentation. His most recent research developed the "Control Identity" Personality Typology that aims to assist health education and intervention efforts for tailoring messaging strategies. Dr. Rovito is a Fellow of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, and the Information Technology in Society Research Group. He is also a co-faculty advisor for the Public Health Graduate Student Council and Director of the Temple University Men's Health Information and Research Collaborative.
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Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD, is a board-certified urologist and medical advisor for Men's Health Network. He is currently practicing at the Florida-based PUR Clinic and is also the co-founder of the Drive 4 Men’s Health, a multi-day public engagement road trip that has encouraged millions of men to eat better, get active, and engage in preventative medical screenings. Dr. Brahmbhatt has a special interest in men’s health and has published several research articles on testicular pain and infertility. He is an active member of several local and national healthcare organizations. He is passionate about using science and technology to inspire our future leaders and has organized several robotics based internships for high school students. Dr. Brahmbhatt is co-founder of the national men’s health campaign, Drive 4 Men’s Health. Dr. Brahmbhatt has discussed a wide variety of health topics in the media, including Fox News, CBS Radio, & Yahoo Health, Men’s Fitness, among others.
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Dr. Richard Levin is a Urologist with training in: Oncology (NIH/NCI Fellowship trained), Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic & Endourology, Microsurgery & Infertility, Female Urology, Incontinence, Trauma, Perineal Surgery, Impotence, Urologic Stone Disease (Treatment and prevention) , Infertility, and the use of new technologies (Robotics, Laparoscopy, Cryosurgery, TUMT, Green Light PVP, Contingen, Brachytherapy and ESWL).
He grew up on Long Island, New York, where his family still live. He attended college at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where he obtained a BA and studied Biology and Computer Science.  He attended medical school at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.   After completing his second year of surgery, at the Washington Hospital Center, he was an NIH/NCI Fellow in Immunotherapy/Surgical Oncology, with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, at the National Cancer Institute.  He then returned to complete his residency in Urology at the Washington Hospital Center, including special training with a Female Urology Externship at the Columbia Hospital for Women. Since then he has had a private practice in South Florida, and is very busy both surgically and in consultation.
Dr Levin has been a frequent contributor to many cancer conferences and has even been recently published as developing a novel laparoscopic bladder stone procedure.
Men's Health has been a passion of Dr. Levin's, and he has been an advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of cancer and of quality of life concerns, such as impotence and low testosterone and male fertility. He believe patients deserve the best, most modern, technologically advanced and compassionate care, with the least risks.
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Eric Venker, M.D., is the Chief Operating Officer of Roivant Sciences.
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The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.
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Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school teacher, a clinical therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy. During his career he has been Executive Director of the Free Congress Foundation, a member of the staff of Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, the Senior Fellow on Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, then as founder and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at Family Research Council. Fagan now directs MARRI at The Catholic University of America. He is also the publisher and editor of Marripedia.org. He has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.

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As a coalition builder and network strategist, Rev. Dr. Que English joins HHS from the State of New York where she served as the Deputy Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Development Services.  Here she identified opportunities for the State of NY and HCR to elevate strengths and identify new opportunities to build relationships with the faith-based community.  She also conceptualized and was instrumental in forming the faith-based office in the Office of the Mayor of New York City.  She has brought together several roundtables and interfaith coalitions to create and implement strategic plans to tackle NY’s most problematic issues. She is the Founder and past President of Not On My Watch, an organization formed to combat human trafficking and domestic violence through education, training and community and policy advocacy.  Named 1 of 25 Most Influential Women in the Bronx, Dr. English brings to HHS a wealth of knowledge in working with the criminal justice system, substance abuse issues, health and mental health, human trafficking, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and more.  She received her masters and doctorate degrees from New York Theological Seminary where she was the recipient of the Excellence in Ministry Award, the highest award given to a graduating doctoral student.
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Rupal Christine Gupta, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and a medical editor with KidsHealth.org. Follow KidsHealth on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. When she is not at her desk or with patients, she enjoys the rollicking adventure of early parenthood with her husband and two young children and tweets personally from @Doc2Mom.
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Dr. Satish Pai is a New York-based dentist and has served as faculty at Columbia University. He believes that a perfect smile not only makes a person look great but feel great while boosting confidence.  As the founder of Putnam Orthodontics, he is dedicated to not only creating perfect smiles for his patients but also educating people with his engaging articles about all things related to a perfect smile and oral health.
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Zach Derhake co-founded Endurant Athletics, a company that helps young men boost their testosterone levels. In March 2022, Zach realized he had low testosterone and wanted to change it. He spent months researching the best ways to increase his testosterone, and after a year, his testosterone was around 900 ng/dl. While talking with a friend, Zach realized that the information being spread about testosterone is very confusing and unintuitive. That led Zach Derhake and Leighton Schur to start Endurant Athletics. Endurant Athletics aims to teach people how to increase their testosterone and a simple and easy way. Zach helps people who are on similar journeys boost their testosterone faster.
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Dr. Paul Turek is an internationally known thought leader in men’s reproductive and sexual health care and research. A fellowship trained, board-certified physician by the American Board of Urology (ABU), he has received numerous honors and awards for his work and is an active member in professional associations worldwide. His recent lectures, publications and book titles can be found in his curriculum vitae.
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Yale Medicine is the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine. We are the largest academic multispecialty practice in New England. Our doctors use innovative research to develop new cures to treat patients in the smartest possible way. For more health tips and research you can use in your daily life, visit www.yalemedicine.org/stories
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Robin Mather is a third-generation journalist with more than 40 years' experience working at major daily newspapers and national magazines. A Michigan native, she now lives in Arizona
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Dr. Giorgianni is an expert in men's health, is Senior Science Advisor to Men's Health Network, and is a registered pharmacist. He is a recognized expert in drug regulatory and US pharmaceutical policy as well as in organizational reputation management and strategic alliance development. He has authored, co-authored or presented some 200 works in health care, industry regulation and business. He is an advisor and board member to several health advocacy associations including: Men's Health Network; American Osteopathic Medical Foundation; Kappa Psi Scholarship Foundation; Nurse Practitioner Health Care Foundation and the National Association for Continence. He is a founding member of the Dialogue on Men's Health, a presenter at the White House conference on Men's Health, and a contributor to the SAGE publication, American Journal of Men's Health. Dr. Giorgianni had a 26 year career with Pfizer Inc, where he held positions in the medical, regulatory, training, public policy, business planning, sales and marketing groups. Most recently he served as Pfizer's Director, External Relations. He also directed several publications, including the Pfizer Careers In Health Care series and The Pfizer Journal: Perspectives in Health Care and Biomedical Research.
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Paul is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and a clinical medical assistant.  He is president of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation, and founder of FrankTalk.org, the largest online community for men’s sexual dysfunctions and maintains a private practice at theEDcoach.com.  He works in New York City with Dr. Michael Werner (www.wernermd.com) as a patient/sexuality educator.  Paul is an instructor at the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. He is an advocate for men’s reproductive health and has appeared on ABC News with Diane Sawyer, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the BBC, and the New York Times. Paul is a member of the AUA, ISSM, AASECT, and SMSNA.
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Mark Sherman is a professor emeritus of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. After receiving his Ph.D. in psychology, he taught for 25 years at SUNY New Paltz, soon specializing in gender issues. By the early 1990s, his principal interest was -- and remains -- the crises facing boys and men (especially young men). He is a member of the multi-partisan coalition for the establishment of a White House Council on Boys and Men, and writes regularly for Psychology Today, principally on issues facing males -- especially those under the age of 30. His strong interest in this comes not only from his academic background and his social concerns, but are quite personal as well: Sherman is the father of three sons and the grandfather of five grandsons.
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Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES - Washington, D.C. - As Executive Vice President of Men's Health Network, acting in the capacity of chief operating officer, she oversees the execution of various programs and services related to outreach and health promotion, and the organization's various web platforms. She also supervises the organization’s international activities and relationships. MHN is a national non-profit, educational health organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of men and their families, where they live, work, play and pray. As a certified health educator (CHES), Ana develops targeted disease education materials & programs for men and their families on various health topics and leads discussions with participants at various community events in an effort to reduce health disparities that exist in underserved communities in the US.
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Andrew L. Yarrow is a journalist, historian, policy analyst whose new book is Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life. He has been a New York Times reporter, a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration, a U.S. history professor at American University, and has been affiliated with several Washington think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Progressive Policy Institute. He has published four previous books, writes frequently for many major media, and also has worked or consulted for Public Agenda, Oxfam, the World Bank, UNICEF, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Export-Import Bank. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
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Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.
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Caleigh Findley is a fourth-year doctoral student in pharmacology and neuroscience and a regular contributor to Talking About Men's Health and Healthy Men, Inc. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in health communications
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Barb works with corporations, schools, senior centers, and community organizations to help people connect more deeply to themselves, to each other, and to the opportunities in their lives. Her workshops are geared to help people find strengths in their commonalities, sparking meaningful connections and kindling relationships. She's all about increasing happiness and profitability, and decreasing bullying and depression, helping friendships evolve, partnerships develop, and aha moments occur. Connect with Barabara on twitter @BarbAbramson or read more from her at: www.barbaraabramson.com
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Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy
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Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. For eye care professionals Emma recommends All About Eyes. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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Amy is an Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida where she works in an integrative medicine practice. She has studied abroad in Yunnan China under some of the nations top doctors. In addition she has extensive training in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Reiki, personal training and as a labor and delivery doula. Her experience as a NCAA Champion in field hockey influences how she approaches her personal and professional life- Go big or go home!
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Terry Brennan is a Father of two daughters, a CFO, and a Co-Founder of the international child advocacy organization, Leading Women for Shared Parenting (LW4SP).  He writes frequently on better public policy and fatherlessness.  You can connect with Terry on Twitter  @Terry Brennan 211 and learn more about shared parenting laws, research and polling at www.lw4sp.org.
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Dr. Selby is a family physician, clinical epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Dr. Selby has more than 35 years of experience in patient care, research, and administration. He is responsible for identifying strategic issues and opportunities for PCORI and implementing and administering programs authorized by the PCORI Board of Governors. Dr. Selby joined PCORI from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, where he was Director of the Division of Research for 13 years and oversaw a department of more than 50 investigators and 500 research staff members working on more than 250 ongoing studies. He was with Kaiser Permanente for 27 years. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Selby has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and continues to conduct research, primarily in the areas of diabetes outcomes and quality improvement. Dr. Selby was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2009 and was a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study section for Health Care Quality and Effectiveness from 1999 to 2003.
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For more than two decades, Carlos has been working to improve public health, by designing and implementing successful national and local prevention programs in the United States and abroad. He managed the nation’s largest capacity-building program on HIV prevention for Latinos. He developed a national HIV social marketing campaign in Australia and produced a documentary that chronicled the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community in the United States. Through a recent partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Walgreens, he implemented a $10 million vaccine voucher initiative, which also involved several Latin American consulates in the United States. Carlos was instrumental in helping to develop the first Cultural Risk Communications Model for the CDC.  He is the President of HMA Associates, a marketing and communications firm in Washington DC that specializes in multicultural communication interventions aimed at reducing health disparities and achieving health equity.  He serves on the Arlington County Human Rights Commission,  the Arlington County Commission for the Arts and is an active member of Toastmasters International.  You can also follow Carlos on twitter @jclatino. www.hmaassociates.com  
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Anne Holloway is an experienced government relations executive with a demonstrated history of working successfully in legislative and regulatory areas of the consumer goods industry. Anne is skilled in public affairs, grassroots organizing, event planning and government. She has exceptional writing and communication skills with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused on writing from Denison University. A former Vice President of Government Affairs with a trade association, Anne also worked as a Legislative Director for a Member of Congress. Creator of BreadandMother.com a food blog featuring a variety of culinary musings, Anne authored two books, View from a Train and Fear of Heights.
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Joy Franklin is a freelance writer and former newspaper reporter and editor. She is the author of "La Capilla de Santa Maria: A Spiritual Tapestry."
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Mark Teitell is a 50-ish guy on a mission to keep getting fitter, healthier, happier. He’s the Founder & Host of OlderBeast, a site with practical and inspirational content, tools & services, and community to help 40+ men “double down” on body-and-soul health for the 2nd half of life.
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Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber.
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Ivan Cole is a freelance writer and a fitness fanatic. He used to work as a personal trainer and is now devoted to helping others reach their exercise and nutrition goals through his articles. If he is not at the gym, you can find him hiking with his two dogs or practicing yoga and meditation.
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Alphonso Gibbs, Jr., LCSW-C, LICSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with significant experience in corporate settings prior to working in the human service field for over 15 years. He has Masters Degrees in Industrial Technology and Social Work, and is a contributor to Men’s Health Network.
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David Stanley, B.S., M.A., is a writer and voice-over actor. His book, Melanoma; It Started with a Freckle is due out in spring 2016 via McGann Publishing. Follow @MelanomaBook for updates. Stanley writes regularly for Dads Roundtable. His freelance work has appeared in Velo, Peloton, ROAD, and Bridge.com magazines. His VO work can be heard at Myvoiceovermasters.com. Follow him on Twitter @dstan58. He tweets early and often.

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Julie Katz is the content marketing manager for AgeFocus, a Long Island Medical Spa that offers “Age Management” solutions such as low testosterone treatment, hair loss treatment, bone density and neurocognitive exams. She loves to write blogs about how people can live a longer and happier life.
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Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, is Executive Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is a cardiologist and health services researcher with a distinguished career leading key scientific initiatives engaging patients, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders at one of the nation’s largest public health research funders. Throughout her career, Cook has worked to enhance diversity and equity in research and care delivery and been a leader in efforts to reduce disparities in health access and outcomes. She has received numerous awards for her excellence in clinical teaching and mentorship as well as her leadership of complex scientific initiatives and programs.
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Dr. Matthew B. Candelaria (PhD, U of Kansas 2006) is a freelance writer who works in a variety of science- and law-related fields, with special emphasis on medical and environmental topics. He is also an award-winning science fiction author and critic. He can be reached for hire or for comment at www.writermc.com.
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Patrick Banks is a Berlin-based entrepreneur and writer, passionate about health and nutrition. He loves motivating people of all ages create a leaner, stronger body and mind. You can connect with Patrick on Wingman Magazine.
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Shae Holland is a freelance writer based out of Bismarck, ND. She enjoys reading, gardening, and hunting with her two springer spaniels, Laurel and Hearty.
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Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. Hannah recommends Balance of Nature for your health and wellness coaching needs.
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Joshua Garner is communications lead at Men's Health Network
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Ted Stachulski is a former multi-sport athlete, Marine Corps veteran, traumatic brain injury survivor, creator of the Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Guide, Veterans Outreach Specialist, and an advocate for brain injury survivors, their family members, and caregivers. In 2007, he received the State of Vermont Governor's Certificate of Appreciation/Traumatic Brain injury Survivor of the Year award for his outstanding commitment, perseverance, and advocacy within the brain injury community on a local and national level. Ted is a member of the Krempels Center, a nonprofit organization located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke.
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Considered one of the key thought leaders in men’s health, Dr. Bonhomme, MD, MPH, is Founder of the National Black Men's Health Network and an expert on minority health, addictions, AIDS, and the effect that family relationships have on men and their health.
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Jeff served as a senior executive at Fortune 500 company and multiple Silicon Valley startups. He is a LinkedIn Top 25 Executive Health Coach and a Strength & Conditioning Trainer at the San Carlos Fitness Center. You can find out how to lead strong and lead longer at The Healthy Executive. image
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Mariya Cherk is a Communication Associate at Men’s Health Network (MHN), a Washington, D.C. based national non-profit whose mission is to reach men, boys and their families where they live, work, play and pray. Prior to working at MHN, Mariya worked at a private New York City fitness club, where she leaned tips and tricks to stay healthy on a budget. She is excited to share the secrets of the New York City’s top healthy living gurus with the TAMH readers.

Mariya is in progress of receiving her master’s degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She enjoys cooking, politics, thrift stores, hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting.

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Connect with Mariya on LinkedIn: mariyacherk

Visit website: www.menshealthnetwork.org

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Measure Up/Pressure Down™ is a national high blood pressure campaign led by the American Medical Group Foundation. The campaign leverages the coordinated delivery systems of nearly 150 organized systems of care to achieve a goal of 80 percent of patients in control of their blood pressure by 2016.Concurrently, it taps the resources and reach of national partners (including Men’s Health Network) and sponsors to raise awareness of what high blood pressure is, the risks it poses, and what people can do to prevent and manage it.  Follow Measure Up/Pressure Down on Twitter: @MUPDcampaign Like Measure Up/Pressure Down on Facebook: MeasureUpPressureDown
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Jerome Tokars MD, MPH, is currently the Associate Director for Science in the Influenza Division, CDC. Dr. Tokars has worked at CDC for over 20 years in the areas of healthcare-associated infections, informatics, immunization safety, and influenza.  He trained in Internal Medicine and was in private practice for 9 years.  Dr. Tokars has degrees from the University of Michigan Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
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Dr. Misialek currently serves as associate chair of pathology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA. Holding an academic appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor of pathology, Dr. Misialek regularly instructs medical students and pathology residents. He is a strong advocate for pathology and is an active member of the College of American Pathologists.
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James Wallace is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Men’s Health Network in Washington, D.C. He is from Killeen, Texas and graduated as a Communications Specialist from Baylor University in Waco, TX. Before working at MHN, James worked as a photographer and media coordinator on tour with a prominent music act. He has interests in writing, travel, photography, and videography. In his free time can be found taking his hound dog Roo hiking.
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Peter Mueller, Founder at Father's Rights Law Center and FathersRights.com. Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for 39 years and is licensed in California and Illinois. Graduating with honors from Loyola Law School in 1972, he was selected to associate with Chicago's leading corporate firm and was also invited to become a Visiting Professor of Corporate Law at Loyola Law, where he had held the position as Assistant Dean of the Business School during his law studies. At Loyola Law he taught upper class law students the core courses in business law while he worked for General Motors, American Oil Company, The Tribune Company, and the Catholic Bishop at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.
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Kristie Middleton is managing director of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States and the author of MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time. She’s a sought-after speaker and thought leader on the topic. Middleton has partnered with the nation’s biggest school districts including Los Angeles, Detroit, and Boston to implement plant-based initiatives such as Meatless Monday. Her work has been covered by national media, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and CNN.
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Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center, an Ophthalmology Center in California. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK. Aaron loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.
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Brooke Powell is an independent writer who frequently writes on substance use disorder. She has a passion for breaking the stigma around addiction and mental health issues with informative and reliably sourced content. When she isn’t creating content, she loves to get lost in a good book or puzzle.
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Janet de Jesus is Nutrition Advisor at HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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Savanna Maloney is Project Manager at Men's Health Network.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
 
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Adam Curtis is a student at American University, majoring in Public Relations & Strategic Communication and minoring in Marketing. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, though as a D.C. sports fan, it gets harder and harder every year. Because of his passion for sports, men's health is an important issue in his life. In the future, he would love to work in the sports world, preferably as a professional athlete, but more realistically working behind the scenes.
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Dominic Tiberio is a 2019 Summer intern for Men's Health Network. Dominic is pursuing a bachelors in Health Services Administration at James Madison University.
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Janice Russell believes the only way to survive parenthood is to find the humor in it. She created Parenting Disasters so that parents would have a go-to resource whenever they needed a laugh, but also to show parents they aren’t alone. She wants every frazzled parent out there to remember that for every kid stuck in a toilet, there’s another one out there somewhere who’s just graced their parents’ walls with some Sharpie artwork! 
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Dr. Bill Miller has been a physician in academic and private practice for over 30 years. He is the author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome. He currently serves as a scientific advisor to OmniBiome Therapeutics, a pioneering company in discovering and developing solutions to problems in human fertility and health through management of the human microbiome.
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Nancy C. Lee, M.D., is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Women's Health and the Director of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At OWH, Dr. Lee oversees a staff of about 30 who work together to accomplish the OWH mission: provide leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs. Dr. Lee also chairs the Coordinating Committee on Women's Health (CCWH), which was formed in 1984 to advise the Assistant Secretary for Health on activities across HHS that safeguard and improve the physical and mental health of women and girls. The CCWH includes senior‐level representatives from each of the HHS agencies.
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Rhys is a Houston native who started in HIV outreach and sexual health education at the Houston Health Department. He joined the non-profit sector as the inaugural director of advocacy for Impulse Group Houston. In addition to his professional work, Rhys is a community organizer, activist, and advocate. He has worked with the Black Lives Matter movement and around the Sandra Bland case in Waller County. He has worked alongside BLMHTX, a collective of activists, artists, and educators. Rhys founded the Black Queer Magic Empowerment Brunch, an annual event honoring Houston’s Black LGBTQIA+ community members. In 2017, OutSmart Magazine named Rhys one of the Top Black LGBTQ leaders. He is currently featured in the “Declaration of Independence” exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Rhys received a bachelor’s from Prairie View A&M University.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Rear Admiral (RADM) Paul Reed’s primary responsibility is to advise the Assistant Secretary for Health on disease prevention and health promotion programs and policies pursuant to Title XVII, Section 1701, of the Public Health Service Act. Additionally, RADM Reed provides direction and oversight for national health initiatives such as Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
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Naveed Saleh, MD, MS, is a full-time medical writer and editor who has written for a variety of national publications and content-marketing teams. He’s also an expert blogger with Psychology Today and the “Medical Treatments” expert at About.com. Naveed is also the author of The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets (F+W Media/Writer’s Digest Books). Naveed attained a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a master’s degree in science and technology journalism (STJR) from Texas A&M University in College Station. In his spare time, Naveed likes to collect animation art, collect pens, play golf, garden, walk along the beach, watch movies, listen to music, and love his beautiful wife and 4 little boys. Visit him at http://www.naveedsaleh.com
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David Foreman RPh, is a pharmacist, author and media personality known to consumers nationwide as “The Herbal Pharmacist.” Well versed on the healing powers of herbs, vitamins and other natural supplements and how they interact with pharmaceutical drugs, Foreman’s career as a registered pharmacist gives him the foundation to now impart his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and integrative medicine to educate consumers on cutting edge approaches to natural health and healing. His shift from traditional pharmacist to herbal pharmacist was based on his belief that education is the key to understanding that natural health plays a vital role in mainstream medicine and he has dedicated his entire career to educating consumers about the benefits and power behind natural herbs, supplements and functional foods. Foreman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, currently serves on Organic & Natural Health Association’s Scientific Advisory Board and is author of, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.” Twitter: @Herbalrph Facebook: facebook.com/TheHerbalPharmacist
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Dana is an ORISE Health Policy Fellow in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), where she assists in the coordination and development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Previously, Dana was an ORISE fellow at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the FDA. Prior to her federal work, Dana conducted nutrition research at UNC Greensboro, studying the underlying mechanisms of obesity.
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We are Audrey, Bianca and Binja, and together we own and run Fearless. A space dedicated to educating, motivating and inspiring women to become the architects of their own lives. We hope that by sharing our varied and honest experiences, you will be empowered to challenge the status quo, break down barriers, dream beyond your borders and live without limitations. ​ Join us as we discover and embrace life’s unforeseen roller coasters! You can see all our latest stories here: http://www.thefearlesself.com/
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Written on behalf of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). For evidence-based information about managing your weight all year long, as well as information about diabetes, kidney disease, and related health issues, visit the NIDDK website and follow NIDDK on Facebook and Twitter.
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Amanda Wilks is a writer and editor for ShavingMachine.org. She’s also a contributing author for numerous online magazines and publications. You can check out more of her work @AmandaWilks01.
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Christian J. Lamoureux is a Research Associate at Men’s Health Network and resident of Woodbridge, Virginia. As a James Madison University Alumni, Christian received his B.S. in Health Services Administration with a minor in Business in 2018. In August 2020, he will earn his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Shenandoah University located in Winchester, VA. Prior to his position at Men’s Health Network, Christian served as a Peace Corps intern and has studied abroad as a university medical translator in Valencia, Spain and San Jose, Costa Rica while learning about international healthcare delivery systems and emergency medicine. This and his Eagle Scout background fed Christian’s desire to lead in public service while supported by his parents, Lieutenant Commander (R) Joe Lamoureux Jr., USN and East Carolina University Nursing Graduate Lisa Lamoureux, and sister Nicole Goble, MOT, OTRL. Christian’s goal is to earn an advanced degree in the field of public health, where he can encourage and inspire future healthcare leaders in an academic setting to fight for equity of underserved populations in U.S. healthcare.
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James is an avid designer and coder since he was 12, James has normally written on web development and advanced languages with a particular focus on mobile. However after enough years stuck behind a screen and keyboard James became trapped behind self-esteem issues, weight issues, and some medical addition. It took over a year with help from friends and family for James to finally accept help and receive treatment. Since James became enthralled in fitness and exercise to improve his health. He has become a half marathon runner and crossfit member, 2 things that seriously changed his health for the long term.
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Ken Harvey grew up in Austin, Texas. Shortly after attending U. C. Berkeley, he was selected for the first round, 12th overall, of the 1988 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. There he played six seasons until signing with the Washington Redskins in 1994. He was selected to his fourth straight NFL Pro Bowl in 1997 and ended his career with 89 sacks, averaging 8.6 per season. Ken retired just prior to the start of the 1999 season. In 2002, Ken received the prestigious honor of being nominated in the Washington Redskin¹s highest accolade as one of “80 Greatest Redskins.” Shortly after receiving that honor, he was chosen and inducted into the “Redskins Ring of Fame at Fed Ex Field.” Ken has also been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame several times. Ken currently works with Fellows Financial Group where he is an Advocate for Companies and individuals.
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Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is the director at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences at the University of Arizona.
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Dr. Chaing is the Associate Program Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Research Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). His primary responsibilities are to assist the program director in the implementation of strategic objectives and direction, contribute to the program’s portfolio development, and identify and build new partnerships in facilitating the execution of all scientific program activities. Before joining PCORI, Chiang was acting director of Center for Outcomes and Evidence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In that capacity, he assumed the center’s strategy planning, scientific development, budgeting, and staff mentoring responsibilities, and oversaw the Center’s daily research program operations and management. Prior to joining AHRQ, Chiang held a number of positions at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Among his primary responsibilities and research projects were Medicare risk adjustment studies, Medicare HMO evaluations, Medicare Choices demonstration, and two Congressional studies assessing the effects of health care reform.
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Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND, known as America's Health & Wellness Expert™ is a registered dietitian nutritionist, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She is Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine and is a Diplomate of the ABLM/ACLM. Stoler earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers School of Health Professions. She completed her residencies at Rutgers University Athletics and ABC News Medical Unit. She has served as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University where she teaches exercise physiology, nutrition and communications courses. Stoler has extensive media experience and hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, “Honey, We're Killing the Kids!” which targeted unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author of, “Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great” (Pegasus, 2010), featured as a “must have” book in USA Weekend. Stoler authored the American College of Sports Medicine’s “Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.”
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Brittney Le is from Southern California and is currently studying at the University of California, Davis. She is majoring in managerial economics with a minor in public health. Brittney is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare management. While interning at the Men's Health Network she hopes to learn more about public health, public policy, and communication practices.
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Harsh Trivedi, M.D., is president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System based in Baltimore, Md., and a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees.
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Dr. Judson Brandeis is honored to have been voted Top Urologist in the SF Bay Area by SF Magazine from 2014 to 2020. In February 2019, he opened his comfortable office in San Ramon, where he focuses his practice entirely on Men’s Sexual Health and Rejuvenation. BrandeisMD is a national leader in technology and innovations in sexual medicine. Dr. Brandeis is the National Director of Clinical Excellence for GAINSWave and created and runs the SWEET Study, the largest study of Shockwave Therapy for ED ever performed. BrandeisMD was one of the first offices in California for offer PT-141, Oxytocin, and Apomorhine for erectile dysfunction. He's also the author of the multi-award-winning new book, The 21st Century Man: Advice from 50 Top Doctors and Men's Health Experts to Help You Feel Great, Look Good, and Have Great Sex.    
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Bob is just an average guy.  More specifically he is a retired corporate executive, husband, father, grandfather, volunteer with several  historical and preservation organizations, amateur genealogist and chief putterer around his country property in Vermont.  Drawing upon his many experiences as a patient and men he knows he hopes to bring some attention to an issue which for some men is a real barrier to seeking medical care.
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Thomas Newell, 64, lives in Randolph, MA with his wife, Andrea, and retired from Verizon in 2015 after working for 34 years for the company.  He has two sons, Terrell and Jerel. A nephew, Alex Newell, on Broadway, in the Musical “Once Upon This Island,” whose father passed away in 1999 from colon cancer.

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A retired customs agent with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Clarence Ancar underwent triple coronary bypass surgery in March 1999, before even celebrating his 50th year of life. After his procedure, Mr. Ancar committed to making heart-healthy changes to his lifestyle. He adopted a lower-sodium diet and developed an exercise plan, which includes walking 2-3 miles per day. Now at the age of 65, Mr. Ancar attributes adopting a heart healthy lifestyle to enabling him to have a second career as a fraud inspection analyst for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and to enjoying more years with his beloved wife in New Orleans.
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Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, is Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center.
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Kermit Heid is an 18-year prostate cancer survivor who has played various advocacy roles since he was treated in 1998. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the President’s Elite Council of the National Patient Advocacy Foundation. Kermit has participated in three review panels at PCORI and is currently serving as a Mentor.
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Zak Hines is a rising senior at Boston College. He has spent the last 10 years working and volunteering as a counselor, mentor, and advocate for Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater (FACT), a local Virginia Beach non-profit that assists children with autism in their families through community outreach and fundraising. In his spare time, Zak plays for the club baseball team at Boston College and volunteers as an assistant coach with his youngest brother Jonny’s AAU baseball team.
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Dr. Barb DePree specializes in midlife women's health, ages 40-65, and women's sexual health. 
Dr. Barb is certified through the North American Menopause Society as a provider, and was named the 2013 NAMS Certified Menopause Provider of the year. Dr. DePree created MiddlesexMD.com essentially to share practice-tested, clinically sound information with women.
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Gary Fitzgerald is managing editor with Allergy & Asthma Network, a nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization dedicated to ending the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. Visit www.aanma.org
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Jerry Punch, MD, is a physician and nationally-recognized sports announcer. He also spent 14 years as director of emergency room services at a Florida hospital and served two terms as chief of staff. Dr. Punch is highly respected in the sporting world and often called upon for his expertise as an M.D. to discuss and explain sports related injuries. He merges his experience behind the Emergency Department doors with his career as a sports reporter; which allows him to provide both accurate and concise explanations of injury mechanisms and treatment during live sports events, at the track or on the playing field.
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Sophia is a rising senior at Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia. She is pursuing a B.A. in Peace and Social Justice with a focus in public policy, a combination of politics, sociology, and environmental studies courses. She will also graduate with minors in Spanish and Politics. As a participant in the Bonner Leader Program, a national leadership and social justice organization, she has directed an after-school tutoring program for at-risk youth. Through her studies and professional life, Sophia has experience in a variety of policy research, such as the Affordable Care Act, the Common Core State Standards, and the science and politics of GMO’s. She deeply values interdisciplinary approaches to addressing any type of social issue, as each issue effects and is effected by the larger community.
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The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the narrative to achieve healthy aging and equitable access to care. The Alliance strives for a culture that embraces healthy aging as a greater good and values science and investments to advance dignity, and independence. For more than 35 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers.
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Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan
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Dr. Howard K. Koh served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. He is currently the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also Co-Chair of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.
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Tyrus Jackson grew up in Washington, DC before going to Rutgers University, where he is majoring in Health Administration and Political Science. He is an active member in Rutgers student government and Student Life department. Mr. Jackson hopes to make this country healthier through his strong passion for government and politics.
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Corey Kalish, NASM-CPT,CES brings more than 10 years experience as a certified personal trainer in the Health and Fitness industry. He is the owner and operator of CK Balanced Fitness in Orlando, FL., and specializes in designing customized functional fitness programs for clients that have individualized goals, needs, and abilities. When he is not busy helping others achieve better health through better fitness, he spends time with his wonderful family, raising his two amazing kids. Corey is a true Floridian that appreciates the warm weather and all of the surrounding water. He enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and being active with new physical challenges. You can connect with Corey on Facebook  
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Olivia Casey is a former journalist with the Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News. She resides in Dallas, Texas and currently works in public health.
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Sameer Ather is an MD, PhD, cardiologist based in Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently undergoing an in-depth investigation of heart-related issues. He founded XpertDox wishing to make his knowledge and research results available to as many people as possible. For more details, kindly reach him through your favorite social media platform: Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin
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Denise A. Hines, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert in intimate partner violence against men.  Over the past 20 years, she has directed several national and international studies aimed at understanding the relationships of men who are victims of partner violence, the health consequences of being in these relationships to both the men and their children, and the help-seeking experiences of male partner violence victims.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
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George Kalantzis is a personal trainer and massage therapist at Equinox in Boston. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, possesses an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and spends his free time with his wonderful wife and daughter. He maintains a fitness related blog at www.sgtkfitness.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgtkfitness Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/george.kalantzis.5
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Joe Gilmore is a creator on behalf of illumiflow, a brand dedicated to helping both men and women overcome hair loss and restore self confidence.
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Dr. Phil Febbo, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer at Genomic Health.
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Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, is the Associate Dean for Pediatric Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; and Director and Principal Investigator of IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), a care, research, and advocacy program focused on under-resourced and largely minority children with asthma. You can learn more about Dr. Teach’s PCORI-funded project here.
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Dr. James Underberg, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of medicine and clinical lipidologist at New York University Medical School and the NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He is also a member of the board of directors of the National Lipid Association.
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Dr. Luks is the Chief of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at New York Medical College and University Orthopedics, PC
He maintains a strong presence in social media via his blog, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter account, with the ultimate goal of being able to educate a global audience in pursuit of education about their Orthopedic Conditions.
He maintains an office in both Hawthorne, NY and Fishkill, NY and specializes in the management of injuries of the knee and shoulder in weekend warriors, organized athletes and Ironmen alike.
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Roland C. Warren is the former President of the National Fatherhood Initiative and currently the President & CEO of CareNet, the nation’s largest network of pregnancy resource centers. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” CNN, “Focus on the Family,” “Dateline NBC,” BET, Fox News Channel, “Janet Parshall’s America,” and others speaking on issues of marriage, fatherhood, and family. His writing has also appeared in numerous publications such as “The Washington Post,” “Christianity Today,” and “The Wall Street Journal.” He is the author of “Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid“.
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Andrea Maddox-Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, an organization that she has led since 2016.  Andrea has more than 25 years of experience within the voluntary health space and 30 years as a non-profit impact leader.
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Dr. Eigner was born and raised in Dover, Ohio. He attended Stanford University where he graduated “with distinction” and received a degree in human biology. He attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was elected vice president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Eigner spent his internship and a second year of general surgery training at Stanford University Medical Center, and then completed a four-year urology residency. He served as the Gallo Research Fellow in prostate cancer and ultrasonography in 1989 through 1990. He served a chief resident at Stanford in 1991 and 1992. After residency training, Dr. Eigner moved to Denver where he joined Urology Associates in 1992. His practice interests and expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, using da Vinci robotic surgery and open surgery when required. He treats all stages of disease. Other interests are incontinence, enlargement of the prostate (BPH) and stone disease. Dr. Eigner served as chairman of The Department of Surgery at Porter Hospital and Chairman of Credentials at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He is presently the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He is board certified in urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In his spare time, Dr. Eigner enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf or skiing. He also takes a special interest in history.
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Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, is a neurologist, neuroscientist and an internationally recognized expert in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine. She earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine; completed her internship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and neurology residency at University of California San Diego (UCSD). Chaudhary is the author of “The Prime” (Penguin Random House, 2016) and “Sound Medicine” (Harper Collins, 2020); is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and is a highly sought-after speaker, researcher and adviser for Healthy Directions. She is the former director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital, where she successfully combined conventional treatments with Ayurvedic practices of detoxification, diet and lifestyle management to help patients effectively manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches. Her program was so successful that it is now used for a wide range of health concerns, including weight issues and chronic disease. Through her integrative approach, Chaudhary teaches her patients about the connection between mind, body and spirit, which impacts every aspect of health both physically and mentally. Learn more at www.DrKChaudhary.com. Twitter: @DrKChaudhary https://twitter.com/drkchaudhary Facebook: drkulreetchaudhary https://www.facebook.com/drkulreetchaudhary
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Barry Schatz is Associate Director of Administration for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center of Loyola University Medical Center.
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Dennis is a Nutrition Advisor for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, specifically supporting efforts related to infant and child nutrition as well as women who are pregnant or lactating.  Previously he served 2 years in the Office of the Surgeon General and he also worked on national and regional public policy the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program for 10 years.
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Mark P. Trolice, M.D., is a Board-certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist who founded and directs Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Fla. He also is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL.
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Over the past 10 years, Dr. Stephen Scionti has developed the largest and most experienced practice for prostate cancer treatment using minimally-invasive thermal ablation technologies such as HIFU, Cryoablation and Prostate Laser Ablation. He has achieved global recognition for his experience, skill and groundbreaking clinical contributions in the field of MRI image-guided prostate cancer ablation with HIFU. He is also an internationally recognized authority in innovative prostate cancer diagnostics. To learn more about Vituro Health and comprehensive prostate care, visit www.viturohealth.com.
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Aaron Spitz, MD, is a leading expert in male sexual health and fertility.  He is the director of male reproductive and sexual medicine at Orange County Urology Associates and is the author of The Penis Book (Rodale,2018), an unflinching comprehensive guide to everything from normal penis size to sex-change surgery and everything in between.  Spitz also serves as the lead delegate representing all of America’s urologists to the American Medical Association, and he has served as the president of the California Urological Association.
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Bryan Karas, originally from Buffalo, New York, is a senior at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Arts, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Government and Spanish studies. He runs a men's website called TalkJaw that covers several important topics such as boys and men in education, men's health, and book reviews.
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Kai Stinchcombe is co-founder and CEO of True Link Financial (https://www.truelinkcard.com/), which offers a financial protection service to help seniors live happily and independently longer. With fraud, financial entrapment, and predatory marketing to seniors on the rise, True Link enables older adults to spend their money safely, using a caregiver-managed debit card with on and off switches to block unwanted charges. Before True Link, Kai was the co-founder and CTO of Aktana, a sales management software company, and then the head of analytics at LendUp, a socially responsible small-dollar lender.
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Department of Urology USC School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA
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Romana Hasnain-Wynia, MS, PhD, is Director, Addressing Disparities Program, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Tom Rogers, MD, FAARM is a board certified family medical doctor with over 28 years of experience. After completing further studies and receiving board certification and fellowship training in sports medicine and anti-aging medicines, Dr. Rogers formed his own company called Performance Medicine. His passion for fitness and nutrition, along with his experience raising two Type 1 Diabetic children, led him to promote healthy lifestyles to his patients. In 2013, Tennessee Men’s Health Network named him “Doctor of the Year” for his work in men’s health. He is a national speaker for male hormone replacement, and the author of “Total Health Guide." In addition to seeing patients in all three of his clinics each week, Dr. Rogers serves as the Team Physician for the Dobyns-Bennett High School Football Team. Dr. Rogers lives in Kingsport, TN, with his wife Jenny. They have 3 children together, all of whom have worked with their father at Performance Medicine.
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Janet Newman, Ph.D. is a consultant and the author of Living in the Chemical Age. Her longtime interest in health and nutrition has led her to explore the damage that hidden environmental toxins can do and to discover ways to reduce or eliminate their impact. Janet has a Ph.D. in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She is the mother of two active boys and enjoys organic gardening, writing, yoga, bike riding, and cooking healthy meals for her family.
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Laura Anthony, PhD, a clinical and developmental psychologist, and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, a neuropsychologist with Children’s National Health System and co-principal investigators on a research project comparing interventions for low-income children with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Ben Hannson is a health blogger from Maryland. A certified dietician and nutritionist, Ben has an MS in exersice sience and over 15 years experience in training fitness. He has been happily married for 13 years and currently has a deep interest in family psychology.
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Mark Ratner, MD, is the chief science officer at Theralogix, a health and wellness company founded by a team of physicians and scientists committed to developing evidence-based, independently certified nutritional supplements. Prior to joining Theralogix, Ratner ran his Washington, DC-based practice for 30 years focused on male reproductive health. He has been an investigator for dozens of clinical trials, and served as the director of male reproductive medicine for one of the largest IVF practices in the country. Additionally, he has spoken at dozens of national meetings, covering topics across a wide range of medical specialties including nutrition, male and female fertility, rheumatology, OB-GYN, urology and pain management. Ratner completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where he also did graduate work in Nutritional Biochemistry. Following graduate school, Ratner attended the Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Adult and Pediatric Urology at the Tulane Hospital system.
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For the past twenty years, Dr. Preston Mason has severed as a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Mason is also President and co-Founder of Elucida Research, a biotechnology research institute. He has received many awards for his research in cardiovascular pharmacology and teaching over the past 30 years, including an honorary doctorate in science. Dr. Mason serves as a consultant for industry including for Amarin, Corp.
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Dr. Stephen Sinatra is one of the most highly respected and sought-after cardiologists whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness. He has more than 40 years of clinical practice, research and study, starting his career as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. Here, he then went on to serve as chief of cardiology, director of medical education, director of echocardiography, director of cardiac rehabilitation and director of the weight-reducing program. He is known as one of America’s top integrative cardiologists, combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging and psychological therapies. He is an author, speaker and adviser for the research and development of nutritional supplements with Healthy Directions. Sinatra is a best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including,  “Heartbreak and Heart Disease,” “The Great Cholesterol Myth,” “Reversing Heart Disease Now,” “The CoQ10 Phenomenon,” “Heart Sense for Women,” “The Sinatra Solution,” and “Metabolic Cardiology.”
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Dr. Bryan R. Luce is Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is responsible for leading the development and implementation of PCORI’s patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) agenda. Luce previously founded the outcomes research firm MEDTAP® International, serving as its chairman, president, and chief executive officer, and was the senior vice president for science policy at the United BioSource Corporation. Earlier, Luce was director of Battelle’s Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation; director of the Office of Research and Demonstrations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and a senior analyst at Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress. Luce’s research has focused on improving methods and related policies for more efficient healthcare decision making. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications, including three textbooks on health technology assessment, health policy, and health economics. In 2008, Luce founded the Pragmatic Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Initiative, which studies novel methods to conduct analytical efficiency comparative effectiveness trials. Previously, he founded the Bayesian Initiative in Health Economics and Outcomes Research. He has been an advisor to numerous government and nonprofit agencies, as well as pharmaceutical and device firms worldwide; a member or chair of socioeconomic and public health policy advisory boards for leading biopharmaceutical companies; and a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC). Luce is also a past president of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and in 2008 received the Society’s Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. He has held adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, and the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. A former Special Forces Officer, Luce is a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army Reserves. He holds MS (public health) and MBA degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD in health services research from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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Dr. Julius Johnson is a clinical associate professor at the New York University Rory Meyers School of Nursing and teaches in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctor of nursing programs. He serves on the board of the directors for the National Black Nurses Association, is the immediate past president of the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association, and specializes in creating healthy equity through community interventions and translational science projects. In his spare time, he coaches tackle football for the Brooklyn Skyhawks, spends time with his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brothers, and is a loving father.
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Ilisa Halpern Paul has more than 20 years of experience in government relations, advocacy, and policymaking in non-profit, academic, federally funded, and government settings. Ilisa leads the firm’s Lobbying & Advocacy team as managing government relations director and is president of the District Policy Group. Ilisa’s practice centers on advising hospital and health systems, medical technology companies, national patient advocacy organizations, health professional societies, and other health care related entities with respect to advancing their federal legislative, regulatory and programmatic policy agendas. She works with clients to establish and strengthen relationships with elected officials and federal agencies, develop and implement government relations and advocacy programs, craft effective grassroots campaigns, establish coalitions and third-party stakeholder partnerships and effect the outcomes of appropriations measures, authorizing legislation, and federal regulatory actions.
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Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max
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Dr. Ron Scheib MD, FACC, is the Medical Director at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, and has had a vast and varied career in cardiology that spans four decades. While in private practice in Florida from 1968 to 2006, he held multiple hospital positions at the Miami Heart Institute. They included Chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, President of the Medical Staff, chairman and member of multiple committees involved in creating protocols and standards of care, and ultimately, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trust.
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Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO and often writes about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn't writing.
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Dai Manuel is a Dad, Husband, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Professional Blogger, Social Media Strategist, Brand Architect, CrossFit Athlete & Coach, and soon to be published Author of the “WholeLife Fitness Manifesto”. As a fitness retail entrepreneur, personal trainer, motivational speaker and all-around life enhancer, Dai Manuel has helped thousands of people reach their health and fitness goals through education, inspiration, and training. His wildly popular online exercise programs and online community have allowed him to share the idea that a sustainable healthy lifestyle is possible for everyone. You can check him out at www.daimanuel.com – as well as connect and interact with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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California Vasectomy and Reversal Center Mountain View, CA Medical director of the Men’s Health Program at El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos, CA.
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Dr. Janet Prystowsky, leading board-certified dermatologist and Founder of Livad Skin Care, LLC. Her websites are: janetprystowskymd.com/ and livadskincare.com/  
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Lauren Bennett is a freelance writer from San Diego, CA who specializes in educating the community on family, legal, and health-related matters. Check out and follow her on Twitter @Laur_Ben.
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Pamela Miller works as a content manager for Saint John's Health Center. She contributes health and wellness articles and participates in Cancer Awareness Campaigns in California.
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Shabbir J. Imber Safdar is the Executive Director, Partnership for Safe Medicines. www.safemedicines.org
 
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Dr. Bethany Cook is the author of For What It’s Worth: A Perspective on How to Thrive and Survive Parenting Ages 0 – 2.  She has been called in as an “expert” for Parade Magazine, Today, WGN-Morning News, PureWow, and more.  She is “officially” a full-time parent of two, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Health Service Psychologist, and a Board Certified Music Therapist.  Currently, she is working on developing and producing TV shows centered on families and mental health among other things.  The goal of these endeavors are to help others build strong family systems and encourage them to live their truth in order to strengthen their human connections through self-awareness and positive communication.  Bethany is also a freelance writer and provides parenting articles on her own blog, https://doctorbethanycook.com/, posts and interacts daily with followers on her Facebook group – A Perspective on Parenting and enjoys making fun and engaging content on her TikTok account (@DrBCook
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John Hayes is a blogger and entrepreneur who helped launched MyTennisLessons.com in Austin TX. His mission is to help people stay active by making tennis a more accessible and affordable option for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
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Mary Toscano is a contributing writer to Probioticshub.com . She is a mother of two toddlers and enjoys volunteering for animal shelters. When Mary is not busy writing about health and wellness, she is exploring tips and tricks about healthy living and clean eating. She is a great resource for probiotic foods and fitness lessons that you can follow all year round. Her inspiring approach to health will keep you motivated to pursue your wellness goals.

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Steve has been a fitness coach and business owner for 17 years and runs SingleDadFitDad.com, which is a site dedicated to helping dad’s get and stay fit. You can download his free book, The Fat Dad Solution, and start getting into the best shape of your life beginning today
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Adam West has been a content writer for the past five years. He is active and health-conscious, and enjoys assisting others in achieving their health goals. He is particularly interested in men's health issues, fitness, and general well-being.
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Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, is the Deputy Chief Science Officer in the Office of the Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Before PCORI, Walker was assistant clinical professor in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she saw patients in a primary care setting, taught medical students and residents, and pursued health services research. Her research centered on improving healthcare delivery through integrated care, with a special interest in vulnerable populations. In particular, she developed new survey measures to assess the patient experience of integrated care while on faculty at UCSF. During her fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at University of California, Los Angeles, she designed and conducted a survey of South Los Angeles older residents to understand the effect of closure of a large safety net hospital, and worked with community partners to provide policy recommendations to reopen the hospital. During that time, she was trained in community-based participatory research methods and obtained a MS in health services.
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Chief, Public Liaison and Education Branch at the National Eye Institute, NIH
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The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses. The university has more than 250,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.
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Anne Di Gregory is a Programs and Communications Associate at Men's Health Network. She has a Bachelors of Science in Global Health Studies from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, with a focus on community health and sex education. Anne has a background in public health and policy work with both private sector and government agencies.
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Dr. Daniel Minier is the author of Getting Older... It's Avoidable!. He is also a dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and a member of the Jury for the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Daniel and his family live in Quebec, Canada.
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Emese Taylor is a Psychologist and Coach and founder of the London Love School. She provides professional support with dating, sex and relationship through individual 1-2-1 tuition and group workshops. Courses included Dating skills, Problems with Sex, Sexual Confidence and overcoming Anxiety and Depression. She holds BSc Psychology & Behavioural Analysis and an MA in Cognitive Psychology. https://twitter.com/EmeseTaylor https://www.facebook.com/London-Love-School http://www.londonloveschool.com
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Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC is the current Executive Director of the Million Hearts Initiative for the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  He is the Founder and was the Director of The Heart Disease Prevention Center at Emory since 1997.  He is currently the Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health. He served as the President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology from 2014-2016, served on the writing committee of 2018 the ACC/ AHA Guideline on the Management on Blood Cholesterol, and served as Chair of the World Heart Federation writing group on the Roadmap for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention among People Living with Diabetes. Dr. Sperling was the recipient of the 2017 Award of Honor from the Alumni Association of Emory University School of Medicine. He has received awards for excellence in teaching (including 4 Golden Apple Awards and The Dean’s Teaching Award), mentorship (Emory SOM 2018 Mentorship Award), and the R. Wayne Alexander Research mentor award. He has authored over 350 manuscripts/ abstracts/ books, and has been an invited speaker on every continent except Antarctica.
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Dr. Alfred O. Bonati revolutionized the field of spine surgery. He developed a new set of treatments based on his work with lasers, e.g., Holmium YAG, and received FDA approval for the use of that laser for the first time on the human spine as part of his patented procedures. The Bonati Spine Procedures are highly successful and reflect over 94% patient satisfaction. More than 45,000 successful procedures have been performed at The Bonati Spine Institute since 1981. Dr. Bonati continues to lead the way in the study of laser technologies to treat cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine problems. Outside of his professional duty to look after the well-being of his patients, Dr. Bonati seeks to better the lives of the members of his community through his commitment to charitable service.
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Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the author of The Clarity Cleanse: 12 Steps to Finding Renewed Energy, Spiritual Fulfillment, and Emotional Healing. He is the co-founder of the Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center in Los Angeles and is the publisher of the health and well-being journal, MegaZen. Learn more about Be Hive of Healing at BeingClarity.com.
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Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr. is an internationally renowned perioperative and pain specialist, well-versed in multiple issues confronting patients and caregivers in acute and chronic pain. He runs a highly regarded pain center in Naples, Florida; is chairman of the Abstract and Poster Selection Committee for PAINWeek; and is a member of the CHANGE PAIN Board. Additionally he has been awarded the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Commendation. Early in Pergolizzi’s career, he was concerned that pain patients “had no voice” and were unnecessarily suffering in silence, worried about the side effects of common pain treatment options. Pergolizzi has since devoted his time, working tirelessly, to overcome that fear and get his patients on the road to recovery by offering a variety of treatment options, including holistic approaches, best suited to each individual’s needs. As a physician, inventor, research scientist and advocate for pain patients, Pergolizzi has leveraged his medical, regulatory and business acumen to build a strong track record of success within the healthcare industry. Additionally, he works with Healthy Directions as an adviser and educator on natural solutions for pain management. Pergolizzi has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations, and book chapters. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical chemistry from St. John’s University and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine with the highest honors. He completed his residency in anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Website: www.drpergolizzi.com 

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MassMen.org is a comprehensive resource for Massachusetts men and their loved ones, offering statewide mental health information, resource and online self-assessments.
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Ray Bullman is the Executive Director of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)—a non-profit coalition of diverse member organizations working together to promote the smart and safe use of medicines through trusted communications. In concert with the FDA and the American Pharmacists Association, Ray oversaw the launch of Be MedWise, a national, research-based campaign that works to educate consumers about the seriousness of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products. In addition to his role at NCPIE, Ray was also a founding member of the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition, a group of 10 leading consumer, patient, and healthcare provider organizations committed to the safe use of acetaminophen—a popular pain reliever and one of the most common drug ingredients in the U.S.
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Adriana Mathews is a child psychologist who loves helping parents solve typical growing-up problems and teach them how to help their kids deal with difficult situations and changes in life. She also enjoys writing and has written several short stories for her kids. Adriana’s big dream is to publish a book with stories for children.
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J. Richard Choi, ScD, MD is a diagnostic radiologist specializing in virtual colonoscopy, and currently works at Fairfax Radiological Consultants (FRC) in Northern Virginia. He received his Doctor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in 1995, and completed his residency and a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School.
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Karen Margolis, MD, MPH, is executive director for research at HealthPartners Institute.
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Roslyn Holliday-Moore, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity
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Vincent Del Gaizo is the father of three, including one son diagnosed with a systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. For the past 12 years, he has been actively involved in the field of pediatric rheumatology research, directly contributing the patient voice and perspective to research initiatives in these rare diseases. He serves as a member and co-chair of PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Rare Disease.
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David E. Frost is a NFPT-certified Master Fitness Trainer, rowing coach and award-winning adjunct professor. He is the author of KABOOMER: Thriving and Striving into your 90s. He founded and leads Well Past Forty LLC to actively promote both wellness and fitness for athletes of all ages and abilities. He specializes in nutrition, endurance and strength training for people who deal with cancer, MS, PD, CP, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Dave is a non-profit executive and volunteer for America Rows. Learn more about David and his KABOOMER life’s work at https://wellpastforty.com.
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Laurie Larson is a freelance writer from NC. You can find her work on reviews for Mattress Advisor. When she isn't busy writing, she enjoys finding a great new read or spending spare time outdoors.
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Pat Woodard is a freelance writer who takes occasional breaks from high country hikes in Colorado to chase golf balls, rainbow trout, and full-bodied red wines. He's also a longtime radio and television broadcaster, documentary producer, and runner-up on “Jeopardy.”
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Shakia Baskerville, MPH, is a Public Affairs Specialist in FDA’s Office of Minority Health
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Dr. Babak Dadvand grew up in Philadelphia and went on to pursue an Ivy League education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he double majored in chemistry and​ fine arts.​ Later, he attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, followed by the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Soon after, he became double Board-Certified and was accepted to the top-tier plastic surgery program at Indiana University Medical Center.​ ​Currently he is Medical Director at Beverly Hospital and Olympia Medical Center, where he also stands as Chief of Surgery in Los Angeles, CA. Today, Dr. Dadvand​ has his own practice in Beverly Hills and​ is an expert in men’s cosmetic surgery procedures including gynecomastia, liposuction, and more.
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Matt Zajechowski is a content strategist at Digital Third Coast, located in Chicago. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Caroline James and her husband, Jim, created ElderAction after becoming caregivers for their aging parents. Caroline enjoys providing valuable information to seniors and their caregivers.
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Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in California. She has more than two decades of journalism experience and expertise in financial writing. She can be reached at riskletters@lrp.com.
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Dr. Ronald A. Primas is a board-certified and a doubly re-certified internist, a preventive medicine specialist, and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive  Medicine.  He is also  board certified by The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Blending the best of Western & Eastern medical concepts, Dr. Primas utilizes both modalities in preventing and treating illness. He emphasizes promoting health, preventing illness and raises awareness of dis-ease rather than merely managing symptoms. Dr. Primas is the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Home Care Physicians House Call Doctor of the Year Award, a recipient of the AMA Physician Recognition Award, a Castle Connolly and US News and World Report Regional Top Doctor in Internal Medicine annually. He is also listed in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians and is a New York Super Doctor in internal medicine and has been chosen annually as one of the Top Docs in Concierge Medicine.
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Warren Farrell, Ph.D., is the author (with John Gray) of the just-released The Boy Crisis. He has written books published in 19 languages, including two best-sellers, Why Men Are the Way they Are and The Myth of Male Power. Dr. Farrell was chosen by The Financial Times of London as one of the world’s top 100 Thought Leaders. He chairs the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. He has two daughters, lives with his wife in Mill Valley, Ca., and virtually at www.warrenfarrell.com
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Erik P. Hess, MD, is an emergency medicine physician and health services researcher with the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hess' research program focuses on improving the diagnosis, management efficiency and patient experience of care for acute cardiovascular conditions in the emergency setting.
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Marcus is the Community and Content manager at ComputerPlanet.co.uk, creating and sharing content to their community and beyond. Computer Planet design and build custom gaming PC’s, CAD workstations and desktop computers.
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Dr. Paul S. Anderson is a nationally recognized educator and clinician who has decades of experience with cancer and complex chronic illness. As head of the interventional arm of a human trial funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Dr. Anderson oversaw research into integrative therapies for cancer patients. Dr. Anderson was the founder of a number of clinics specializing in the care of people with cancer and chronic illness and is now focusing his efforts on training other physicians and writing. He is the co-author of Outside the Box Cancer Therapies, with Dr. Mark Stengler and the anthology Success Breakthroughs, with Jack Canfield.
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Brad Krause graduated from college in 2010 and went straight to the corporate world at the headquarters of a popular retail company. But what started as a dream job soured quickly. After four years of working 15-hour days and neglecting his health, he decided enough was enough. Through aiding a friend during a tough time, Brad discovered his real calling-helping people implement self-care practices that improve their overall wellbeing. He created SelfCaring.info to share his own knowledge and the many great resources he finds on his self-care journey.

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Melanie Valenzuela has been writing about business topics for several years and currently writes on behalf of EHR software specialists at Omni MD. When not writing, she can be found working on her world perspective through travel; or challenging her heart rate through tennis, running or attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game. You can find her at www.linkedin.com/in/melanieval.
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Richard Duque, a Registered Dietitian, is a Renal Dietitian at Satellite Healthcare, one of the country’s leading providers of dialysis and kidney disease services. He specializes in working with patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, and has experience in medical nutrition therapy, weight loss, sports nutrition, geriatric nutrition, and diabetes management. He holds a B.S. in Nutrition & Food Science from San Jose State University. You can learn more about him at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/RichardDuqueRD.
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Cendy Moliere works for Disability Benefits Center, an independent organization dedicated to helping people of all ages and conditions receive Social Security disability benefits. If you have any questions on how to qualify with prostate cancer or about the disability process in general, feel free to reach out to our team at help@ssd-help.org 
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Philip L. Fava, II, DMD, MDSc , partners with Dr. Robert A. Levine at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, located at Einstein Center One, Suite 211-212, 9880 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115. The Center offers “All-on-Four™ dental implants, SameDay Smile®, esthetic (or “Smile Zone”) dental Implants and crown and bridge implant restorations in addition to laser treatment of periodontal disease and reconstructive dental surgery.
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Jack Lucero is a rising second-year medical student at The George Washington University School of Medicine, and Health Sciences and a Health Policy Research Intern at Men’s Health Network
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Nicole Greene serves as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH) and acts as the primary advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health — Women's Health. A former Council for Excellence in Government Fellow and a graduate of the prestigious Leadership for a Democratic Society program through the Federal Executive Institute, Ms. Greene leads change management in the office. One of her first projects at OWH was to lead the restructuring of OWH, improving the efficiency and effectiveness by aligning the mission of the Office so it can better serve American women and girls. Read the rest of Ms. Greene's bio here.
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Nutrition and fitness are Ryan Collins’ two big passions … make it three, if you count the World Cup. Oh, yeah, then there’s sleeping in on Sunday, too.
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Dr. David Minkoff is board certified in pediatrics and served as codirector of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center in San Diego, California. With his wife, Sue, he cofounded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, and in 2000, he cofounded BodyHealth, a nutrition company that offers a unique range of dietary supplements to the public and medical practitioners. A forty-two-time IRONMAN finisher, Dr. Minkoff is passionate about fitness and continues to train on a regular basis. He and his wife reside in Clearwater, Florida.
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Eugene Ford is an employee of MV Transportation at Microsoft, he has lived with and been treated for asthma for more than 50 years. His doctor referred him to participate in a PCORI-funded study.  
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Marilyn Davin is a writer, political columnist, and former news reporter who lives in the Bay Area.
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As a dental blogger, Shen Chao posts regularly at www.joshuahongdds.com, where he frequently shares tips and insights into a wide variety of dental problems.
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Brad is a freelance health writer who loves learning more about fitness and putting his theories to the test. When not exercising he can be found drumming, reading or perusing the local farmers market.
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Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Director, Division of HIV Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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J. Parrish Lewis writes. He is also the author of The Goblin Road, a fantasy novel, and The Rabbit List. He was born and raised in Maryland.  In his youth there, he and his brother had many adventures in the dogwood forests near his home.  His nostalgia for these adventures has strongly influenced his characters, their relationships, and their perspective on the world they inhabit.  He moved to California’s coast to earn his degree in communications and now lives with his family in the San Joaquin Valley.  Lewis is profoundly deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate.  He enjoys hazelnut coffee, captioned movies, and walking his dog.
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Robert Bossarte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Director of the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. His work has been funded by PCORI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
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Charles Barriball was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, at age 66. He lives in Porter, IN, and recently retired from his job as quality director at a major international steel company, after 43 years. The last time he was in a hospital was for a hernia operation, nearly 40 years ago.
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James H. Rimmer, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Lakeshore Foundation, is leading a PCORI-funded study testing the effectiveness of a home-based complementary and alternative exercise program delivered through telerehabilitation and comparing key health outcomes to the same program delivered in a clinical setting for patients with multiple sclerosis.
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Ken is the CEO of 2Dogs Games Ltd. and the Creative Director of Destiny’s Sword. 

Ken has been creating online video games for over 25 years in the UK and North America.

He is also an award-winning sculptor and advocate for social and environmental issues.

Twitter: @KenHallArt

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Dr. S. George Kipa, MD, is a deputy chief medical officer and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan provider. For more health tips, visit AHealthierMichigan.org.
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Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and the founder, and CEO, of FullWell, a fertility wellness and education brand. Her entire career focus has been to advance the health and empowerment of practitioners, patients and families through nutritional science, functional medicine and evidence-based holistic solutions. Barmmer launched FullWell to provide all families access to the same evidence-based, effective, high-quality prenatal and fertility supplements that she successfully uses with her own patients. Barmmer earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut; a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University and has additional training in clinical nutrition, functional medicine, women’s health, herbal medicine and holistic and integrative therapies.

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Dr. Sobel earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, then completed his urologic training from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2005. He joined Urology Associates in February 2009. Dr. Sobel is board certified by the American Board of Urology in adult and pediatric urology and is a member of the American Urological Society and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He is also a founding member of the Denver Sexual Medicine Alliance. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Sobel spent several years as a corporate attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a concentration in religion. Dr. Sobel is also the founder of Emmi Solutions, LLC, a company that creates interactive, web-based programs designed to explain complex information to patients and to better prepare them for upcoming surgery. Dr. Sobel is interested in all areas of urology, including urologic oncology, treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BHP), stone disease and incontinence. He has a particular interest and expertise in sexual medicine and is the Director of the Denver Center for Men’s Health.
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Evelyne Tchagna is an MPH candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park and a fall 2018 intern at Men's Health Network.
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Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD is an attending physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
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Dr. Gittens is one of the country’s leading specialists in sexual function for men and women, hormone replacement, male infertility and wellness. He is a board-certified urologist, fellowship trained specifically in sexual medicine and male infertility. He is also a clinical associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology. He founded the Rockwell Centers for Sexual Medicine & Wellness in Philadelphia, New York, and Lehigh Valley (formerly Centers for Sexual Medicine) – to provide patients a place with expert care, where they can discreetly address their sexual medical concerns without being rushed or waiting hours to see a physician.
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Sean Kullman is an independent researcher and writer. He serves as the President of Global Initiative for Boys and Men, a non-profit that advocates for boys and men and the women who love them.
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Dr. Miles is a board-certified urologist and  Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and Baylor College of Medicine.  He specializes in urologic oncology, especially cancer of the prostate. He is also a Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at The Houston Methodist Hospital and the physician in charge of Surgical Robot Training. Having served as the Director of the Urology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine, he continues to educate and provide professional direction to medical students, urology residents, and fellow urologists. His primary focus and interest in clinical practice and research is in the detection and surgical treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer.  He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and is consistently listed in Best Cancer Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and Texas Super Doctor in Texas Monthly.
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George L. Askew, M.D., served as the first chief medical officer for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He is currently with the NYC Department of Health.
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Joseph Shega, MD, is executive vice president and chief medical officer for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. He is board-certified in geriatric and hospice and palliative medicine, and has been caring for, studying, and teaching about geriatric patients and end-of-life care since 1999. He joined VITAS in 2013 as regional medical director, was named senior vice president and national medical director in 2016, and was promoted to chief medical officer in 2018 and to executive vice president in 2021. Dr. Shega completed medical school at Northwestern University, with a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago.
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Michael Holtz is an 12-year survivor of StageIIIB rectal cancer and a passionate advocate for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. He is the volunteer fundraising director and sits on the board of directors for Man Up to Cancer, an organization dedicated to helping men facing cancer avoid isolation and find connection to improve their mental health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes. Holtz is a member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network National Advocacy Team, Fight Colorectal Cancer Research Advocacy Training and Support program, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Cancer Policy Advocacy Team. Holtz also represents the patient voice on the team revising the American Society for Radiation Oncology rectal cancer treatment guidelines. He is senior communications and marketing specialist at ORAU. Holtz lives in Knoxville with his wife, Sarah, and their rescue dog, Marley.
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Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in The Wall Street Journal. He’s the author of a new book, Fitter Faster: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day, from which this article is adapted.
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