TreatmentDiaries is Leaving a Lasting Impression with Those Touched by Chronic Illnesses — Connecting Those in Need Through Diaries and Treatments
1 in 2 Americans suffer from a chronic illness and over sixty-five million caregivers are touched by this harsh reality – TreatmentDiaries.com is a unique online community connecting these individuals around the globe and making a difference.
Berryville, VA (PRWEB) March 8, 2011
TreatmentDiaries (http://www.treatmentdiaries.com) announces media coverage by two major networks for the significant impact being made for their support of the chronically ill. FOX Small Business News, FOX DC and WHAG NBC out of Hagerstown, MD are all telling the story about one woman’s struggle with cancer and how her experience is changing the lives of others.
Amy Ohm, Founder of TreatmentDiaries.com left her corporate job to create a unique online community for anyone with a chronic illness and for those who care and advocate for them. Understanding first-hand the amount of support those dealing with complex medical conditions need, Ohm said she has created a Web site that can “build a support network for those who couldn’t find a physical support circle, or want a little more anonymity, or just need support on a more regular basis.” Members turn to her site to share their thoughts about the medical battles they’re fighting privately or publicly through condition-specific web pages that connect members sharing similar medical struggles.
The medical community approves, in fact hospitals are leveraging TreatmentDiaries and making the site available to patients as soon as they are diagnosed. The feature story presented by WHAG NBC on March 02, 2011, highlighted the ongoing growth of TreatmentDiaries and how the site is helping people by partnering with hospitals such as Winchester Medical Center. During the segment they also interview Janet Palutke, RN MSN Administrative Director, Nursing Support Services with Valley Health Systems who expands upon how much support the site provides and how it helps not only patients but caregivers, family members and condition advocates. “It’s nice to be able to vent to others who understand your situation, because sometimes you don’t want to tire out your family,” said Palutke, who uses the site and recommends it to her patients at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center. She also said, “It is such a pleasure to keep a diary and receive messages from others lending support and providing valuable information.”
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by 2020 about 157 million Americans will be afflicted by chronic illnesses. “Because of this, the mission of TreatmentDiaries is to help people make authentic, quality, lifelong, and if they wish anonymous connections, and inspire others to live life to the fullest, no matter what their condition” said Ohm.
TreatmentDiaries LLC (http://www.treatmentdiaries.com) delivers a unique online community resource, providing REAL information exchange between people coping with or caring for anyone with a chronic illness or rare disease. This virtual support group is free and always available; offering a safe place to anonymously keep diaries of your daily journey, across more than one condition – either privately or shared out with others, allowing for shared coping strategies, support for others and the exchange of information.
Established in September of 2010 with users in 112 countries and over 1,600 conditions available to its users and deployed in multiple hospital settings, TreatmentDiaries continues to grow and provide genuine support to those who need it most.
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