For patients with debilitating diseases, the Internet has become a vital source of information about treatment options and a place where sufferers, along with their loved ones, can come together to increase their knowledge and power in their quest to curtail suffering. But until recently, there have not been social networks dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from specific ailments, thus relegating message boards, forums, and other decentralized nodes to form the core of an online ecosystem for managing diseases. But Healthy Labs, founded and led by CEO Sean Ahrens, is out to change that.
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via The Atlantic