As we end the year, we give you the last 2008 video from PatientsLikeMe and the first of our new fibromyalgia community. We asked this newly launched community to tell us “How are you overcoming fibromyalgia?” This is what they had to say: Thanks to all of you who contributed your “voice” to this video. […]
Living with a health condition? On the PatientsLikeMe blog, find helpful health information and patient stories about being diagnosed, trying different treatments, and living day-to-day with a chronic condition.
PatientsLikeMe members share health data on the site adding their own individual-level health experience to a repository of structured outcome data. The result? An unprecedented data set that informs medical conversation not only within the patient community but also with the larger scientific one. Earlier this fall, the venue for this conversation was the annual
PatientsLikeMe’s David S. Williams sits down with well-known blogger, triathlete and fibromyalgia patient, Minnie Lee. Lee, an early member of our new fibromylagia community which launched this week, has a public profile on the site. *** (David) When were you diagnosed with fibromyalgia and when were your first symptoms? (Minnie) I was diagnosed in late
It’s exciting times for PatientsLikeMe! Today, 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. If you haven’t
World AIDS Day is a milestone in so many different ways. It has marked the persistence of HIV and its impact on our world, but we hope that we are approaching a turning point where World AIDS Day will come to mark progress. What this day marks, however, is that being HIV positive doesn’t mean
PatientsLikeMe believes in the benefits of openly sharing health information. That is why we are happy to spread the word about National Family History Day, which had its fifth anniversary on Thanksgiving 2008. As families gather this holiday weekend, National Family History Day encourages families to become familiar with the health history of previous generations.
Openness. Privacy. These philosophies stand in direct opposition in the question of which is better for consumer health. Should people be open with their health information or private? Certainly there are times for both, right? Not according to some privacy advocates. On October 22, 2008, Deven McGraw from the Center for Democracy and Technology cited
You’ve spotted us again! This weekend, PatientsLikeMe was a proud sponsor of the AIDS Walk/Run at Grant Park in Chicago on September 20, 2008. The event, benefiting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 70 other local organizations, brought together more than 7,000 people on this warm, sunny day to show their support in the fight
PatientsLikeMe was recently one of the sponsors for the 2008 MS Challenge Walk on Cape Cod, a three-day, 50-mile event held on September 5-7, 2008. More than 620 walkers participated, each raising a minimum of $1,500. Overall the event raised close to $1.4 million to benefit Multiple Sclerosis (MS) education, support, advocacy and research. The
Over the weekend, PatientsLikeMe was an exhibitor at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance’s 2008 National Conference, which took place September 11-14th in Norfolk, Virginia. The theme was “The Power of Peers.” While I spent most of my time at our sponsor table answering questions about PatientsLikeMe, I overheard other attendees discussing a concept I