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Healthfully is the ultimate resource for your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Getting in shape takes consistency and effort, and while on your fitness journey, you will have questions – everything from calculating your resting heart rate to training like an Olympian.

We’re here to provide information about health and fitness. Whether you're practicing yoga for better sleep, wondering how steroids affect your body or hydrating with infused water recipes, Healthfully will quickly become your go-to on all things health and fitness.

Our Contributors

Dr. Tina M. St. John

Dr. St. John is a medical writer and editor with more than 15 years experience in the field. She is a former medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Meeta Shah

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Meeta Shah is a board certified-emergency medicine physician with 10 years of clinical experience. After years of countless patient interactions and treating various conditions, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with readers.

Dr. Bob Goat

Dr. Bob Goat is a health and fitness writer. His research experience includes embryology, immunodiagnostics, genetic engineering and stem cells with expertise in gene and protein expression modification and embryonic development. He has had work published in academic journals, presented research at several national and international conferences and received numerous awards. He has a Ph.D. in medical science.

Dr. C. Richard Patterson

C. Richard Patterson is a retired surgeon and chief medical officer with special interest and experience in gastrointestinal, breast, cancer and trauma surgery. He is the author or co-author of 17 scientific publications, including textbook chapters.

Dr. Steve Tuggle

Dr. Steve Tuggle has been writing dental, health, fitness and wellness articles since 2007. He has been published in the “Journal of Endodontics” and is the author of “The Relaxed Root Canal” ebook. He completed his dental degree and endodontic residency at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.

Dr. Heidi Moawad

Dr. Heidi Moawad is a neurologist and author of "Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine," a career guide for physicians. Dr. Moawad teaches human physiology and Global Health at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Tanya Kormeili, MD, FAAD, Dermatologist

Dr. Tanya Kormeili is a nationally recognized, board-certified dermatologist. She is a clinical professor in dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine, as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kormeili has appeared on national television, has been featured in "Dermatology Times" and has been quoted extensively in the media as an expert.

Dr. Daya Perkins

Based in Los Angeles, Dr. Daya Perkins began writing professionally in 2005. Her articles have appeared in journals focused on biological chemistry, neurochemistry, pharmacology and therapeutics and nutrition.

Dr. Mahdi Malekpour

Dr. Mahdi Malekpour holds an MD degree along with an independent Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology. He has been writing health-related articles since 2005. His professional works had appeared in top-notched medical journals such as the "New England Journal of Medicine" and "JAMA." He has completed fellowships in Vanderbilt University and IUPUI.

Dr. Thomas L. Halton

Dr. Thomas L. Halton has been a nutrition researcher since 2004. He authored “The Weight Loss Triad” and has been published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." His research has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Time Magazine. Dr. Halton graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in nutrition.

Dr. Rick Kattouf II

Dr. Rick Kattouf II has been writing health/fitness articles since 1997. His articles have appeared in "GO Magazine," "Velo News," "Chicago Athlete," "Champion Nutrition.com," "New O.D.," "TrainingPeaks.com," and "Florida Racing Magazine." Kattouf received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1997 and is a food psychology coach, wellness and nutrition consultant, sports nutrition consultant, MMA conditioning coach, and an ITCA triathlon coach.

Dr. Tom Iarocci

An independent writing and editing professional since 2007, Tom Iarocci received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also studied antibiotic resistance. His contributions to cancer research were acknowledged in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Isobelle Galeon

Isobelle Galeon is a physician scientist with clinical training in Internal Medicine. She earned her Graduate Certificate in Public Health Sciences and Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Colorado Denver. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Sciences and training in translational medicine at the same university.

Dr. Joseph Maroon

Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS is Professor and Vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to being a renowned neurosurgeon, he is a sports medicine expert, health and nutrition expert and Ironman triathlete.

Dr. Mary D. Daley

Based in Houston, Texas, Dr. Mary D. Daley has been writing and editing health and medicine articles for more than 20 years. Daley holds an MD degree, as well as an MSc in biomedical writing. She is also a board-certified anesthesiologist in the United States and Canada.

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