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The 2017 healthcare policy roller coaster ride — and what’s around the bend

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:06:16 +0000

It’s been a year of wild ups and downs related to the proposed U.S. healthcare policy changes and unknowns around the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), Medicare and CHIP (an insurance program for kids). See a legislative recap and what could be next. 2017 ACA repeal efforts recap Having trouble keeping track of what […]

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PatientsLikeMe names 2018 Team of Advisors

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:28:54 +0000

  CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 14, 2017—PatientsLikeMe has named 13 members to its 2018 Team of Advisors, a patients-only group that collaborates with the company on new research and product development, advocates on behalf of patients, and provides real-world perspectives to industry and PatientsLikeMe partners. “This is now our fourth Team of Advisors, and its members […]

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Weed 101: How and why patients use medical marijuana

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:21:09 +0000

Medical marijuana is a hot topic in the news (and here in the PatientsLikeMe community). So we took a closer look into what it is, how it works, and what members are saying about it. Take a look: Do you use medical marijuana? Head to PatientsLikeMe to join the conversation and share your experience.   Share this […]

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Finding answers from the community: Members helping members

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:07:08 +0000

Offering words of encouragement. Sharing advice. Just being there to listen. Over the years, we’ve seen countless examples of members supporting each other (did you know there’s more than a 100K posts that mention the word “thank you”?). Check out some of the ways members are stepping up and lending a hand. Life-changing advice: Get […]

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Treat yourself: 6 self-care tips for the hectic holiday season

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:22:30 +0000

The holidays are stressful enough for people living without illness. When you have a health condition, or care for someone who does, the hustle and bustle of this time of year – plus the sky-high expectations for a magical time – can be physically and emotionally draining. We’ve rounded up self-care tips to help you […]

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Amplifying the patient voice on health care: Real people, real change

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:20:43 +0000

In 2017, patients like you participated in research, attended conferences and took action on important health care changes. Check out some of the ways the PatientsLikeMe community is raising a unified voice on health care. “Patients are a key piece to healthcare’s puzzle” Back in May, PatientsLikeMe, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Arc […]

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How to find a therapist: Tips from a psychologist

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:13:22 +0000

So, you’re thinking about going to therapy — what are you supposed to do next? We got in touch with Registered Psychologist Sean Keating to ask his advice. Sean has been a practicing psychologist for six years, and currently works as an early psychosis clinician. He focuses on early intervention for young people between the […]

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How many kinds of diabetes are there? Lots. Explore type 1, type 2, LADA and more

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:44:09 +0000

Confused about the different types of diabetes? Never heard of other forms of diabetes beyond “1” and “2”? You’re not alone. As American Diabetes Month comes to a close, we’re shedding some light on this topic. Overall, more than 30 million Americans (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) have diabetes. Here’s a guide to help you and […]

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