Since I started working at UAMS, I have been paying closer attention to healthcare and medical sites. I ran across an interesting website last night– patientslikeme. Basically it’s a social network for people diagnosed with serious illnesses. The site says
Thousands of patients with ALS/Motor Neuron Disease, Devic’s NMO, HIV, Mood Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), MSA, Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and PSP use PatientsLikeMe to better manage their overall health, treatments, and symptoms.
It’s truly an amazing concept for an online community where people can share everything from diagnoses and treatments to how their families are handling their condition.