Visit Medpedia’s Heart Disease Community

17 Sep

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  • “What can I do if medications don’t lower my cholesterol numbers?”
  • “Are drugs the only treatment available for treating heart disease?”
  • “What about alternative ways to reduce heart disease risks?”

These are some of the questions being asked (and answered) today on the Medpedia Heart Disease Community page. Not long ago, I’d never heard of Medpedia. Then one day I was approached by the folks who have been setting up the Medpedia website.  They had visited Heart Sisters, and wanted to know if they could feature my site on their site.  I was intrigued and, yes, flattered. Here’s what I learned.

The mission of Medpedia is “to openly share and advance medical knowledge, and that includes the knowledge of patients, caregivers and those looking to stay well.” By participating and giving our feedback, we can make Medpedia more useful to ourselves and to others.

This website brings with it some pretty weighty friends. In association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations, Medpedia will be “a commons for the gathering of the information and people critical to health care.”

Because I really like this focus (quite different than other websites that are just for patients, or just for care providers, or just for physicians), I’ve also become involved there as one of the Medpedia Community Adminstrators on the Heart Disease Community page. You’ll find on this online Community :

  • interesting articles
  • discussion boards
  • a question and answer feature
  • links to related Medpedia Communities of Interest
  • links to Medpedia medical/health groups
  • a section called News & Analysis where Heart Sisters and other selected blogs are featured daily

Jennifer Hawkins, a Medpedia Community Manager, adds: “We are also looking to implement a Clinical Trial feature in the Communities of Interest that makes that information on that topic readily available.  These Communities of Interest are new, but they are constantly growing and evolving.”

Please visit our growing Medpedia Heart Disease community and get involved in helping to make this exciting project bigger and better every day.


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2 Responses to “Visit Medpedia’s Heart Disease Community”

  1. jon September 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    I want to say – thank you for this!



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