Patient Empowerment and the World Wide Web

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Now more than ever before, you and other patients are realizing the importance of taking charge of your personal health. What does it mean to be an empowered patient? How can the internet help, or hinder, your search for valuable health information? Whether you’re a newly diagnosed cancer patient or looking for how to treat a sports injury, chances are you’ll be searching the Internet for answers. Navigating the muddy-filled waters can be difficult for anyone, particularly when it comes to deciphering the credible information. On this unique Patient Power Health Issues program, hosted by Patient Power Founder Andrew Schorr, and co-host Medical Industry expert Peter Frishauf, special guests Gilles Frydman, founder of and Dave DeBronkart, also known as "e-patient Dave," an outspoken patient blogger, all weigh in on what it means to be an empowered patient. Learn how the power of the internet is changing the way health information is shared and, if used correctly, can put you – the patient – in the driver’s seat.

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