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Boston Globe On Health Social Media

Today's Boston Globe joined the long line of media outlets to feature the patientslikeme web site and community. Founders the Heywood brothers and their team in Cambridge deserve the attention; their goal of harnessing patients' self-reported experiences to accelerate clinical research is game-changing. Check out the full story, "Through website, patients creating own drug studies"…

Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Board Update

We had a great session on Wednesday night with some of the Health Activists in the Alzheimer's disease community. We talked a lot about what new features WEGO Health should be focusing on to better support the caregiver community. Participants want us to bring together caregivers, patients, doctors, folks who run facilities (both hospitals and…

Some Alzheimer’s disease research and inspiration

I'm getting ready for the Alzheimer's disease community advisory board session we're having tomorrow night and I've been doing some research on the Alzheimer's disease blogging community. There are many great writers out there.YOY at Alzheimer's Moments documents his journey caring for his mom. Check out this conversation.Krista at Alzheimer's Team cares for her dad…

What’s a placebo?

More on pills: The BMJ released the results of a survey of 673 doctors that found that about half prescribe placebos to their patients.Not literally sugar pills but vitamins and headache pills. Medicines that aren't typically used for a given condition that might benefit the patient, is the way the survey question was phrased.Questions abound:…

How sick are we?

The notion that economic crisis is forcing some to cut back their prescription medications put me in a mood just thinking how dependent we've become on meds in general. I have nothing but questions:We know we're fatter than our grandparents, but are we sicker? If so, why?If not, then why so many meds? And better,…

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