CBS Evening News, BusinessWeek, Fibromyalgia: Oh, Just Your Typical Friday

Posted December 5th, 2008 by

It’s exciting times for PatientsLikeMe!

fibronew.pngToday, our new community for people with fibromyalgia goes live on our site.  Spread the word!  Let’s bring a new level of understanding to this disease in a way that nobody else can.  Next week: a blog series regarding this new community and the people in it.

bw_255x541.gifIf you haven’t checked out the most recent issue of BusinessWeek yet, you’re in for a treat. Senior writer Catherine Arnst takes an in-depth look at how PatientsLikeMe is “changing the nature of drug research and the practice of medicine” in her article –  “Health 2.0:  Patients As Partners.”

picture-5.pngFinally, turn your channel to CBS Evening News with Katie Couric tonight to see PatientsLikeMe featured in a segment with medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  Part of a week-long series about patients finding medical information online, our piece will include interviews with a patient member, as well as our founders.

We have lots happening, and lots more to come!  Stay tuned…literally.

PatientsLikeMe member lscanlon


  1. I watched the CBS Evening News with a live feed on their website as I don’t get a lot of stations on my TV (no cable) and the local news was still on my CBS channel.

    I guess I just wanted to say that video on the internet is a lot more accessible than it ever used to be. I watch most of my favorite shows that way, too. With the popularity of Youtube, I just think that videos are a very effective way of attracting attention, as a general statement. 🙂

    I’m so glad you folks have the site open and are getting a lot of registrations!

  2. Thanks Heather!

  3. Dx of FMS/CFS… 17 years ago… worse than ever although I have gone to many, many doctors, “specialists”. Always had hope, but is now fading. I had a Vagus Nerve implant (clinical study) at UMDNJ- had it removed one year later as it was of no help to me what so ever. So much testing, “abnormal findings” too much to write. I keep trying my hardest every day, but don’t know if I want to anymore- lost hope. PLEASE HELP!

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  5. I was Dx with Fibromyalgia nd Mixed Connective Tissue Disease back in 2003 by Mayo Clinic and I have been dealing with this for all these years on all kinds of medication I would just like some serious help with this so I can enjoy life insstead of being pain all the time your quality of life diminishes, Iam 47 years old and I need all the help I can have so I can enjoy life maybe I need a doctor who deals directly with Fibromyalgia doctor Iam trying to hang in there but it gets hard sometimes and depression.

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