UC San Diego researcher James Fowler, in his book , writes that a key factor in determining our health is the health of others.
“We are affected not only by the health and behavior of our partners and friends, but also by the health and behavior of hundreds or thousands of people in our extended social network.” So if you’re inside a network that’s purely focused on a chronic disease such as diabetes or perhaps late stage breast cancer, how is your health affected?
Adventurers are looking for cutting-edge information or tips on alternate therapies and treatments, such as off-label drug uses not offered by their clinicians or local hospitals.
Huh’s advice to newly diagnosed patients who are seeking an online resource for peer support is to investigate the websites of non-profit organizations.
However, when researcher Rebecca Marmor, MD, looked into the impact of online chat rooms on patients’ treatment decisions, Jolie’s name did not appear once.