Health 2.0

Health 2.0 Strikes Again (Some More)

More new stuff on the web for us patient-types — wow, there’s a lot of them!
* Last week over at Diabetes Daily, Elizabeth and David launched DailyHealth.net — a new “health community covering chronic conditions, dieting, parenting, dating & marriage, yoga,” and a whole lot more. Interestingly, the site will include some free promotional opportunities for doctors and other health professionals. If you’d like to promote your practice, go on over there and contact…

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Grand Rounds – Plug In Here

Thanks to our fearless leader Nicholas Genes, Grand Rounds is going strong. That’s the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the medical blogosphere. I’ll be hosting here next Tuesday, Feb. 5, with an emphasis on… you guessed it, Health 2.0.
This means we’re showcasing anything having to do with:

Consumers & health care providers working together in new and powerful ways
Helping consumers become empowered and knowledgeable
Making health care more cost-efficient
Price and quality…

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My Turn on Newsweek.com (!)

Who says bloggers don’t need mainstream media? Come on, what’s cooler than being able to tell your story to a larger audience? Especially if your story is a “health triumph” like our day-to-day conquest over diabetes (most days
What I’m getting at is that this “one sick mom in California” is featured on Newsweek.com this week! My very own “My Turn” was even showcased on the front page for most of Saturday.

“Health Triumphs” is…

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NEWS FLASH: Plot Your Health Politics

This just in: HealthCentral.com (where I also appear) has just released an extremely cool new tool you can use to plot where you stand vis-a-vis the presidential candidates on healthcare issues, called Healthcare ’08. Check it out!

A simple quad chart shows where all the candidates — 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans — stand on the biggest national health issues: Healthcare Reform, Drug Prices, Prevention, Technology (electronic medical records, etc.), and Stem Cells.
The neat…

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Some Musings on… the Widget

Along with the plethora of new health-related web tools and communities popping up like daisies at the moment are a ton of associated health-related widgets — those little “icons” anyone can post on their sites, which house small applications providing functionality and content. Widgets are neat. Widgets are cool. But are widgets just free advertising?
I’ve been approached by a number of Health 2.0 companies asking about my level of interest in posting their widgets.…

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