The Rise and Role of Patient-Generated Research

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a relentlessly progressive disease affecting the nervous system and leading to an inevitable decline in voluntary muscle use around the body. Currently, only one drug, riluzole, has been FDA approved to treat ALS and it has limited efficacy. So when a prestigious medical journal published a…

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Who Are We on our Journey of Health – Patient, Consumer or Health Seeker?

In my SuperSmartHealth Resource Center I’ve mentioned that this resource is offered to healthcare providers and patients. I’ve wrestled over the use of the word “patients.” I’ve used the term simply because it is well recognized, but at the potential expense of the full spirit for whom the website is intended: people who want to…

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Rise of the Smart Patient in the Global Health Market

One of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare industry is medical tourism, where for a number of reasons, more and more patients are electing to travel away from their local healthcare systems to seek healthcare. Here navigating the healthcare system takes on a global context, with additional skills needed to do this safely and…

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Welcome to the SuperSmartHealth Blog!

Welcome to the SuperSmartHealth Blog! by Daniel Friedland | Oct 21, 2008 05:47:00 PM We’re delighted you’ve found your way to our site, especially since we’ve just flipped the switch on October 22nd to put SuperSmartHealth online. We welcome any feedback you may have how we can improve any aspect of the site. Our website…

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