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Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a…

Jeffrey Redekopp
Jeffrey Redekopp

Jeff has lived with atrial fibrillation since 2011, and polycythemia since 2014. He has written for NewLifeOutlook since March of 2017. Jeff’s healthcare background as a registered clinical exercise physiologist and certified strength and conditioning specialist has provided him the opportunity to deliver care to people with a variety of heart and lung conditions as well as train competitive athletes.…

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed. She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities. She…

Lana Barhum
Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice…

Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu

Patricia Bratianu, RN, PhD, RH (AHG), is a nurse with 40 years of experience in an array of inpatient and outpatient settings. During those years Patricia came to realize that conventional healthcare was not meeting the needs of all patients. She became an herbalist and obtained a PhD in natural health. This affords her the opportunity to provide balanced, well-rounded…

Travis Van Slooten
Travis Van Slooten

Travis Van Slooten is a blogger, internet marketer and atrial fibrillation patient who has been passionate about providing knowledge, inspiration, and support to fellow AFibbers ever since his diagnosis in 2006. He has been familiar with the disease for a long time as his father was also diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In 2015, he underwent a successful catheter ablation surgery.…