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World's First-Ever Vitamin D3 Article Spawns a Career for Covington Nurse Practitioner's Son
Roughly eight or nine years ago, Covington, Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Pamela Egan wrote an article about a particular form of vitamin D known as D3. This article inadvertently led to a very successful career on the web for her son Peter.
Peter Egan Jr. founded the Egan Medical Ebay Store (now defunct) in September of 2005, just a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina has flooded New Orleans, putting the Ebay business he'd been operating to help pay tuition and other bills out-of-business.
The Egan Medical online store was in immediate success, growing continuously for more than eight months until Peter decided to step down and return to college, leaving the e-commerce business under the supervision and authority of Egan Healthcare Services, his father's healthcare enterprise.
Not long after he had finished college, Mr. Egan founded Domain Names by Fat Lester [http://www.fatlester.com/]
It was his success with his mother Pamela's website that pointed him in the direction of website traffic generation.
Covington, Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Pamela Egan Writes World's First Vitamin D3 Article
Pamela Egan is a nurse practitioner, diabetes educator and health columnist who is widely considered to be among the world's leading experts in clinical nutrition, disease prevention, anti-aging and women's hormones. Roughly eight or nine years ago, Pam wrote an article about a particular form of vitamin D known as D3. D3, according to Nurse Practitioner Egan, was more easily absorbed by the human body than the other form of the vitamin that at the time was being sold as a supplement.
Back then, literally no one in the entire world of health and medical media had gone on record distinguishing between the different forms of vitamin D. NP Egan did just that in an article from the early part of the previous decade, drawing a clear line in the sand between vitamins D2 and D3. She was unapologetic in proclaiming D3 the superior of the two forms, at a time when writers within the world of health media were afraid to make controversial claims about anything.
Some of her peers distanced themselves from her. Some simply kept quiet and pretended to be unaware of the article or the massive response it generated. Others outright ridiculed her. It was NP Egan, however, who had the last laugh.
Just a few short years later, scientists from around the world started to release the results from a barrage of studies on vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency, with a significant number of those conducted between 2004 and 2007 acknowledging the differences between the two forms of the vitamin, and many of those acknowledging the superiority of D3.
This spawned a nutritional renaissance within the media, with seemingly every health publication, website and blog wanting to get in on the vitamin D3 fever, and every mainstream/general news publication sending out reporters and columnists to get the scoop on D3. The result of this widespread media craze can be better understood by checking out the graph found here: www.lamesubdomain.blogspot.com/
There are now question & answer sites devoted entirely to vitamin D3-related questions [http://vitamind3.qhub.com/
Anyway, not long after the lines on the graph from the previous paragraph began trending upward, the amount of web traffic to be had from people searching for vitamin D3 grew and grew until it had reached a point where major health and business organizations found it to be worthwhile to target the search phrase. Some of these include: WebMD, the Mayo Clinic, Wikipedia, the Vitamin D Council and the Vitamin D Group.
NP Egan's original article about D3 was among the first pages to return in search when someone queried the phrase. Little did she know it, but she'd become an instant healthcare celebrity, her website going from a few dozen visitors a day to several million uniques each year.
In an effort to maintain this position, Pam's son Peter Jr. made every effort to learn how to compete with the other sites desiring to rank for the same phrase. He was successful in this effort. To this day, Pamela Egan's website is still among the most commonly referenced sites associated with vitamin D3. Her article about vitamin D3 (which can be found here: http://www.pamelaegan.com/
Finally, after seven years of working in the field, Peter Egan Jr. felt he needed a bigger challenge, so he re-founded Egan Medical, in hopes of making it a permanent addition to the Egan family of companies. The site has been live since May of 2011.
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Egan Medical is a retail vendor of durable medical equipment, medical supplies, orthopedic braces and supports, compression socks/stockings, mobility equipment and bathroom safety equipment. Egan Medical is a subsidiary of Egan Healthcare Services, Inc.