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Open Thread Thursday: Patients like me

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Check out patientslikeme.com. It's an online community that encourages you to share your healthcare experiences. And rather than a privacy policy, like most sites have, they have an "Openness Philosophy" page instead. You can view user comments on specific drugs or treatments that patients used for a variety of symptoms, illnesses and diseases. Communities exist for specific illnesses, like HIV/AIDs and Multiple Sclerosis. Scientists and researchers post their research projects, findings, and presentations.

Would you join and participate in this online community or others like it? Why or why not?

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adrienne - I'm a graphic designer at Red Hat during the 9 to 5. I enjoy photography, reading, nutrition, running, cycling, traveling and cooking. In my spare time, you'll find me perusing the farmer's market or reading food blogs.