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ALS Community and Innovation in Medicine

It sometimes feels strange to me that I am so interested in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I have no personal connection to this fatal motor neuron disorder. The only association I have had with ALS is I once worked in the area because of my job. Although it was a short period of time, it […]

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Learning from Patients

Last week Stanford Medicine blog Scope wrote about Experts by Experience, a collection of patient stories published on the blog in early 2012. I read patient stories almost every day as part of my job, but these candid accounts—written by patients with different conditions from the online community Inspire—still struck me deeply. The past Saturday […]

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