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About HealthCentral

About Us, LBLN Heroes

Our Mission

HealthCentral emboldens each of us to take daily steps to live healthier lives, no matter our starting point. Our focus is on people and their stories, whether they’re living with chronic health conditions, supporting someone who is, or are health care providers engaged in clinical care. We believe there’s no better guide than someone who has walked in our shoes and that intimate, revealing personal stories can inspire positive, sometimes lifesaving, health changes: at home, at the doctor’s office, at work, and in our communities. Armed with the latest medical knowledge and our own collective wisdom, we navigate life’s inevitable health challenges together and with confidence.

We deliver health information through:

  • Personal Stories
  • Collective Wisdom
  • Inspiration & Action
  • Expert Guidance

A Powerful Platform

HealthCentral’s award-winning website, narrative storytelling, and social communities go beyond lists of symptoms and treatments to also answer the other health questions that keep you up at night. You’ll find out how others before you have approached romance and friendships post-diagnosis; learn how to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s office; discover helpful hints and hacks that can help you manage #ChronicLife at work and play; and find out how to speak up for your community to battle stigma and improve your quality of life.

Powered by our passionate team of seasoned health journalists and videographers, beloved patient advocates, and respected medical professionals, HealthCentral proudly carries on its heritage of meeting people where they’re at with their health and wellness to help them blaze their own bold path forward.

  • Our Live Bold, Live Now storytelling initiative recognizes everyday heroes who inspire as they navigate life with chronic health conditions, from psoriasis and chronic hives to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma
  • Our thriving Facebook communities offer advice and insights from patient ambassadors who’ve walked your same path through life with multiple sclerosis, psoriatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and mental health disorders
  • Have a question? Ask HealthCentral. Our Ask a Question feature lets you ask medical experts and fellow patients for the lowdown on managing a healthy lifestyle with chronic conditions
  • Our caregiving column Candid Caregiver provides hard-earned wisdom from those who’ve cared for elders, for loved ones through cancer treatment, and for one another through lifelong chronic illness
  • Our free newsletters bring you expert advice and the latest lifestyle trends from HealthCentral’s award-winning team of contributing writers, many of whom live with one or more chronic health conditions and love to share their knowledge
  • We’re committed to covering the emerging needs of cancer survivors. From heart health to fertility preservation to managing relationships after the storm, our experts share the tips you need to navigate the emotional and physical challenges of survivorship

We’re glad you’re here. And we’d love to hear from you. Share your story. You just never know who you will inspire to live bold.

Awards and Recognition for HealthCentral

2017

2016

  • MM&M Awards, Gold, Best Healthcare Consumer Media Brand

2015

  • PM360 ELITE Patient Advocate Award, Lene Andersen, HealthCentral Rheumatoid Arthritis Social Ambassador

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Meet Our Editorial Team

Amy Keller Laird

Amy Keller Laird

Senior Vice President, Brand & Audience Development

Amy works closely with editorial, social media, SEO, analytics and across various Remedy departments to transform content, drive audience growth and build distinctive health brands that are recognized for their excellence and style.

Nikki Cagle

Nikki Cagle

Social Media and Managing Editor

Nikki Cagle is the Social Media and Managing Editor for HealthCentral. She is the lead contact for all HealthCentral contributors and is often referred to as the "mom" of HealthCentral. Her passion for infusing HealthCentral with the patient voice comes from her own desire to find a community that "gets" her and her life with chronic illness. Mixing business with pleasure, Nikki lives with and writes about her own chronic conditions (hypothyroidism, childhood obesity, and infertility), as well as her passion for health and fitness on her personal blog and Instagram.

Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Senior Editor

Ayren Jackson-Cannady is a senior editor for HealthCentral. Previously, she worked as the Washington, D.C. editor of RedTri.com; and before that, she covered skin and hair health as a beauty editor for several publications. She’s written for the New York Times, Health, Allure, WebMD, Self, Real Simple, and more.

Andrea Peirce

Andrea Peirce

Senior Editor

Andrea is Senior Editor of Custom Content for HealthCentral. Previously, she worked as a writer and editor for Memorial Sloan Ketting Cancer Center, and was the Director of Editorial Communications for the Lupus Research Institute and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation.

Kelsey Pillischer

Kelsey Pillischer

Photo and Production Editor

In Kelsey’s 5th Grade yearbook, she wrote “Photographer” under “Future Career,” and her path has been fairly unwavering. While attending the School of Visual Arts she realized her actual dream of becoming a Photo Editor, and the rest (positions at Women’s Health, Weight Watchers Magazine, Topix Media Lab, and About.com) is history. She’s so excited to be a part of Remedy Health Media, where she is responsible for all imagery on HealthCentral, The Body and The Body Pro. She has a silly podcast about a Canadian teen drama, bartends at “the cheapest bar in Brooklyn” on Saturday afternoons, and doesn’t regret any of her weird tattoos.

HealthCentral’s Medical Review Board

Our team of medical professionals ensures you’re getting the most up-to-date, accurate health information so you can make important decisions with confidence.

Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrea Eisenberg, M.D.

Andrea Eisenberg, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Aaron S. Farberg, M.D.

Aaron S. Farberg, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Michael Hunter, M.D.

Michael Hunter, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS
Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S.
Alireza Meysami, M.D.

Alireza Meysami, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dennis Moledina, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., P.C.
Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Holly Singletary, M.D.

Holly Singletary, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

James Thompson, M.D.

James Thompson, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Frieda Wiley, PharmD

Frieda Wiley, PharmD

Medical Reviewer

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