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Today’s Photo: 2012 Ride for Dads in Minnesota

Earlier this month, we shared a video interview with PatientsLikeMe member Wayne Sticha, who founded the Ride for Dads in 2010 to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Since September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to close out the month by sharing one of Wayne’s photos from 2012 Ride for Dads, which involved …

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E-Patient Dave’s Top Internet Resources

We first introduced you to E-Patient Dave – a well-known blogger, author and keynote speaker in the healthcare space – last summer.  Given our similar views on many health matters, we see a lot of E-Patient Dave at the conferences and events we attend.  Case in point, our President and Co-Founder Ben Heywood was on …

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Let Patients Help: The Undying Mission of E-Patient Dave

“Patients know what patients want to know.” – Dave deBronkart Blogger, author and international keynote speaker Dave deBronkart is a familiar name at PatientsLikeMe, as his writings and health talks tend to strike a chord with us. You see, “E-Patient Dave,” as he calls himself, has a story that underscores exactly why we founded PatientsLikeMe. After …

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Remembering Jimmy V

If you’re a longtime college basketball fan, you definitely know Jim Valvano (“Jimmy V”), the beloved former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster. Valvano’s battle with bone cancer galvanized the sports world, leading to the creation of the The V Foundation for Cancer Research by ESPN and Valvano in 1993. 18 years later, the foundation …

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Taking It to the Streets: The Spring PatientsLikeMeInMotion Report

Every year, PatientsLikeMe sponsors run/walk/bike teams around the country through PatientsLikeMeInMotion. Led by a three-star member – someone with a complete health profile at PatientsLikeMe – each team receives bright blue PatientsLikeMe t-shirts, business cards and a donation towards their fundraising goal. Some of the events our members participate in include the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, …

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