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NurtureLinks is dedicated to improving health by sharing support, encouragement, recommendations and insights.

This mobile and web platform offers a trusted community of friends, families, parents and patients to connect with others and help manage health challenges.

Valuable knowledge resides in the members of this free network, and we all benefit as the network gets smarter. Explore with others to find and share effective ways to cope with disabilities or medical conditions.

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Disabilities, rare diseases or chronic medical conditions can all be challenging. Others are concerned with similar issues, learning to navigate the health & education systems, exploring alternative treatments and taking greater control of their health. 

NurtureLinks offers a way to collaborate and help each other with health and learning issues. Learn about clinical trials, best practices and care planning. Join the conversation.




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Sasha commented on Jim Fitchett's blog post Clinical Trials for experimental treatments
"Thanks for posting this. A friend has a rare condition and is not responding to available medicines. I hope he can find a clinical trial of a promising new drug in development. "
Apr 30, 2013
Jim Fitchett posted a blog post

Unbiased info on treatment options

The U.S. federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has just released an interesting Facebook page offering patients and their families help in finding unbiased information on treatment options for several key health categories. The categories include diabetes, heart conditions, mental health, muscle, bone and joint issues, men's health and women's health. More information can be found at .See More
Apr 28, 2013
Jim Fitchett posted a blog post

Clinical Trials for experimental treatments

May 20th has been designated as "Clinical Trials Day" by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Nurturelinks offers assistance in finding clinical trials for rare and chronic conditions for interested family and patients.See More
Apr 26, 2013
Milton Richards posted a blog post

Children with asthma should exercise without fear.

Respiratory specialists are recommending that children with asthma should play hard and stop worrying they might have an asthma attack. Physical activity by people with asthma isn't harmful and may even be helpful in treating the condition. The Cochrane Database Systems Review study concluded that people with asthma respond well to physical activity. The results ranged from showing no difference in patients' asthma control to an increase in symptom-free days with a decrease in asthma severity.See More
Apr 23, 2013

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Unbiased info on treatment options

Posted by Jim Fitchett on April 28, 2013 at 5:41pm

Clinical Trials for experimental treatments

Posted by Jim Fitchett on April 26, 2013 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Posted by Jim Fitchett on February 18, 2013 at 8:48pm

Crowdsourcing a diagnosis

Posted by Jim Fitchett on August 13, 2012 at 9:59am

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