August 30, 2016


Christopher Nystuen, MD

Dr. Nystuen reviews and updates articles for YourCareEverywhere for medical and scientific accuracy. He is a medical board member of the U.S. Army Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). He joined the US IDES after serving as an active duty soldier/physician, where he received his residency training in orthopedic surgery, completing his military service as a Major in the Medical Corps.

Janet O’Dell, RN

Janet reviews and updates articles for YourCareEverywhere for medical and scientific accuracy. She has been working as a nurse in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area for over 30 years. Her nursing professional career has included pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, quality assurance, clinical documentation educator, clinical support EMR analyst, and physician support regarding hospital and clinical processes. She is the mother of 2 children and enjoys family time, home decorating, and arts and crafts.


Rick Asa

Richard Asa is an award-winning freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. Specializing in health, medicine, and relationships, he has written for a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and Pulitzer Newspapers. He also has written many special projects for the University of Illinois, the American Dental Association, and trade publications. He lives in Westmont, IL.

Sherry Baker

Sherry is an Atlanta-based writer, specializing in health, medicine, and science. Over three thousand of her feature articles, investigative reports, and columns have been published in a wide variety of local, national, and international magazines, newspapers, and newsletters — including Discover, OMNI, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Health, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Mamm, Yoga Journal, Optometry, Atlanta, Arthritis Today, and many others.

Jennifer Dennard

Jennifer is a wife and working mom of two who can't seem to get her day started without at least one strong cup of coffee and 10 minutes of quiet time. She's been writing and tweeting about the healthcare industry for a variety of media outlets over the past several years. She welcomes reader feedback and new Twitter followers.

David R. Eltz

David is Managing Editor for YourCareEverywhere. His work about health, wellness, and science has appeared in newspapers and magazines and on the internet for 20 years. He lives on a sustainable organic farm in Eastern Tennessee.

Temma Ehrenfeld

Temma’s award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, and Fortune, and her essays, poetry and short stories in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, Skirt!, Writers Digest, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Hudson Review, Chicago Literary Quarterly, Catamaran Literary Reader, and Prism International. She has ghostwritten a memoir for a brain surgeon and is shopping her first novel, "The Wizard of Kew Gardens."

Michael Hedrick

Michael is a writer in Boulder, CO. He has lived with schizophrenia since he was twenty and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Week, and others.  

Laura High

Laura is a freelance writer and editor based in Denver, Co. In addition to developing recipes and writing articles about diets, nutrition, and exercise for YourCareEverywhere, she is a writer for the Mayo Clinic, develops case studies for a submersible pump manufacturer and is the editor of a bi-monthly water quality magazine. She has also been a newspaper reporter, media relations manager for the University of Colorado, and was the senior managing editor of Journal AWWA. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike and playing tennis, and she takes full advantage of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, hiking and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Michele C. Hollow

Michele works as a freelance journalist, editor, and author. She writes about health, pets, wildlife, and the environment. Her byline has appeared in The Guardian, Fusion, The New York Times, Parade, Family Circle, NY Daily News, DIYNetwork, and other publications. She is a regular contributor to, where she writes about health.

Leah Outten

Leah became a mom at 19 years old and standing short at 4 foot 11. She is now a mother of four and a birth mother in an open adoption. Not letting age or size stop her, she's conquering her dreams while being surrounded by yogurt-smeared walls and mountains of laundry. She has been published on several nationally known websites. You can find more from Leah on her blog, The Grace Bond.

Katharine Paljug

Katharine Paljug is a freelance writer who specializes in researched articles, business blogging, and helping small businesses improve their online presence. She can be found online at her website, Katharine Writes, where she shares advice and resources for business owners, or on Twitter.

Kristie Reilly

Over 20 years in publishing, Kristie has held staff positions at the University of Chicago Press, the Harvard Medical School, and In These Times magazine, among others. She has been a health writer and editor for more than a decade.

Richard Rende, PhD

Richard is co-author of "Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World" (Perigee/Penguin). He is a developmental psychologist, educator, and consultant, and his research has been funded by multiple branches of the National Institutes of Health.

Anna Karanina C. Tan, RN

Anna is a registered nurse, certified nutrition and wellness consultant, and seasoned writer. She specializes in exploring the hottest nutrition and fitness trends and updates to empower readers to take control of their health on a preventive level.

Stephanie Watson

Stephanie is a freelance writer specializing in consumer health. Over the past 20 years, she has written feature articles, books, and web content for WebMD, Harvard Health Publications, Healthline, Arthritis Today, and Lupus Now. She’s served as executive editor for Harvard Women’s Health Watch and Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus on Healthy Aging. And she’s written more than three-dozen books on subjects ranging from health to celebrity biographies.


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