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No one understands what you’re going through with your health better than someone who has already walked in your shoes. Our HealthCentral community of patient advocates, medical experts, and professional health journalists helps you navigate the days, months, and years after diagnosis with answers to questions that can improve your quality of life. We believe 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. From autoimmune conditions to heart health, cancer survivorship to caregiving, we’ve been there, we’ve lived it, and we’re ready to help you.

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The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.

Conditions Covered:ADHD, Brain & Nerve Health

Alan W. Partin, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins.

Conditions Covered:Prostate Cancer

Alex Eriksson
Guest Contributor
Guest Contributor

Alex Eriksson is the founder of AnabolicHealth, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research-backed advice for optimal male hormonal health.

Conditions Covered:Food & Nutrition

Alice Williams
Guest Contributor
Guest Contributor

Alice is a freelance writer who specializes in health, business and tech. Passionate about wellness and helping others, she blogs about health and fitness over at Honestly Fitness

Conditions Covered:Healthy Aging, Sleep Disorders

Alireza Meysami, M.D.
Medical Reviewer
Medical Reviewer

Dr. Meysami is the interim Division head in rheumatology division at Henry Ford Health System and clinical assistant professor of Medicine at Wayne State University.

Conditions Covered:Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis & Joints

Alisha Bridges
Patient Expert
Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Conditions Covered:Psoriasis, Skin Health, Sexual Health, Mental Health

Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.
Health Professional
Health Professional

Allen Blaivas, FCCP, DABSM, is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a quadruple board-certified physician practicing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Conditions Covered:Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Lung & Respiratory, Restless Legs Syndrome

Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.

Conditions Covered:Pulmonary Embolism, Food & Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Bone Health, COPD, Heart Health, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Health, Epilepsy, Genital Herpes

Allison Janse
Patient Expert
Patient Expert

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Allergies, Asthma, and Cold & Flu.

Conditions Covered:Allergies, Asthma, Common Cold, Infectious Diseases, Flu (Influenza)

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.

Conditions Covered:Allergies, Common Cold, Infectious Diseases, Lung & Respiratory, Skin Health, Sleep Disorders, Lupus