Bright Futures for Families is your online resource for health and fitness related issues. Online health portals have come a long way in physician - patient education; they not only provide information to the patients but also are a valuable source of information to the physicians. Bright Futures team consists of qualified health professionals, dietitians, researchers and fitness enthusiasts. Our goal is to study the research objectively (without bias) and provide the most authentic reviews and information to you.
Dr. Ben is the Senior Medical Reviewer. Thanks to his experience as an emergency physician, Dr. Ben offers our site a unique expertise in any health related subject. His very particular working environment allows him to be confronted with a very wide variety of cases. Indeed, given these working circumstances, he shares with us a unique experience in the medical field (concerning pathologies and their treatment) as well as in other fields related to this environment (like the management of energy, stress, emotions and other aspects of psychology). Before fully devoting himself to the medical career, Dr. Ben was also a tennis player with several regional and national competitions at his palmares. He graduated as tennis coach in 2015. Dr. Ben is also a travel and fitness fan. He is an adept of the doctrine that a healthy lifestyle is the basis for good health, and he believes that conveying this belief to his patients is much more beneficial to them than just dealing with their physical issues.
Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic is a medical doctor, with extensive experience in and specialized in CVS and diabetes drugs. He has been a faculty of medicine for 8 years at Belgrade University. He has been associated with Institute of Occupational medicine “Serbian Railways”. This Institute was founded by Serbian Railways Company 130 years ago. Although they still provide specific medical services to rail personnel, Institute is nowadays a primary care medical facility responsible for more than 100.000 patients all over Serbia (approximately 50.000 patients in Belgrade branch). Also he attended attending Radiology residency and working on a project of preparing educational materials for the Internal Medicine board exams in the US as well as for the USMLE step 1 and 2. For more than a year, he is also working as a freelance medical writer. Most of his articles are for lay people (by September 2018 he wrote 250 articles). Also as a medical writer, he has only one goal in his mind – to bridge the gap between doctors and patients point of view by breaking down complex medical topics and presenting them in lay people language. Also knowing that his writing might help someone out there connect the dots is what gives him motivation.
David is a NASM certified personal trainer, NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist, fitness workshop leader, and health and fitness writer featured in No Time Wheysted, Workout Labs, Body Vision, and Amino Z. David brings to Brightfuturesforfamilies.org, over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry along with a vast knowledge of exercise science, human bio-mechanics, proper nutrition, and motivational techniques.
Kyle is a project manager and engineer by training. He is passionate about writing, editing, and conducting researches (academic & market). His interests also range from eBooks creation to article writing, ghostwriting and general content creation for individuals and companies as required. With adequate knowledge and skills in these contexts, he demonstrates optimum professionalism to deliver an incredible and next-to-none expertise.
Jeremy Tomlinson is an antiaging expert and his research has been focused on the role of steroid hormones and their metabolism in the development, assessment and treatment of metabolic diseases including NAFLD, obesity and type 2 diabetes. His qualifications are MB BCh, PhD. Checkout his profile on Keble College.
Jared Rhoads writes about healthcare, with a focus on issues involving markets, choice, and innovation and with the goals of improving the patient-doctor relationship and creating a more effective healthcare delivery system. He believes the role of medical ethics within its world of practice and study deserves due recognition. He is an advocate of the principle that morals in medicine should be a subject consistently extolled in the corridors and halls, drummed into the minds of health care practitioners of all status and levels.
Ali Cudby writes on breast health to address the general needs of all who have been touched by breast cancer, including newly diagnosed patients and long time survivors, as well as their friends, family members and coworkers. She focuses on providing useful information to women aiming for better breast health, finding the perfect fit for their lingerie, corsetry, bras and to breast cancer survivors with accurate information about everything from post-surgery options, breast care and intimacy issues. She is also a strong advocate of feeling positive about your own body image. She has also been associated with Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Dr. James Pomonis has been actively involved with Algos, a drug discovery and R&D firm. Responsible for Algos’ scientific oversight, Dr. James Pomonis, PhD has been conducting research in pain and behavioral pharmacology for 17 years. Most recently, Dr. Pomonis directed clinical research activities for multiple pain management programs for Empi, Inc. Prior to that, he worked as a senior research investigator and program leader at Purdue Pharma in Cranbury, NJ. His extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry allows us to empower our website readers with the information they need for critical decision making.
Monica Canilao lives in Oakland and is a textile artist, painter and printmaker. The subject and material her work explores is the refuse that dominates our time and place. Moving across media, sometimes with friends and sometimes alone, Canilao makes a delicate visual record of the personal and communal. She received a BFA from California College of Arts and has shown in galleries, community spaces, abandoned places and worldwide. Canilao will collaboratively create work for the Picket Fences exhibition/installation with her partner Harrison Bartlett. Recently, they collaborated on the renovation of a dilapidated house in Detroit where they created a monumental multi-room art installation as part of the Power House Project, which was documented by Juxtapose Magazine. Monica has been an active participant in Femina Potens gallery. Femina Potens, which means “powerful woman” in Latin, is a community-building multidisciplinary arts organization conducting programs that authentically explore the experiences of queer women, transgender people and others living outside the female-male gender binary. Femina Potens originated in the Do-It-Yourself arts movement that first appeared at Cell Space around the Millennium. Madison Young first founded Femina Potens in 2000 at the age of 20. The organization quickly started providing art exhibits, workshops, film screenings and poetry readings in venues that ranged from laundry mats to large warehouse spaces.