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Recent stories about DailyStrength and our members:
12.30.09: dailydem.com: "DailyStrength, at www.dailystrength.org, is an all-purpose support group site devoted to helping people with all sorts of afflictions and concerns find like-minded people."
06.19.09: modbee.com: "Mostly, people who are struggling with their lenders are looking for support, looking for people who have been through the same process, a shoulder to cry on," said Lars Nilsen, a vice president at Atlanta-based How Stuff Works International Inc., which operates DailyStrength.org."
06.04.09: TheOklahoman.com: "The women hailed from Oklahoma and various other states. Most did not know each other except from an online support group at www.DailyStrength.com..."
04.15.09: Living Lake Country: "For those of you out there looking for some additional information and/or support, here's a really neat website that offers both! They average 30,000 visitors a month and have all of the latest news and information on a lot of topics..."
03.20.09: Associated Press: "Sites like DailyStrength.org... offer resources, tools and connect users with others who are going through foreclosure. The portals cater to homeowners looking for more than advice about the financial complexities of losing a home. ..."
01.24.09: Tallahassee.com: "The Web site Dailystrength.org lists some reasons men won't see a doctor, and they include the dreaded testicular exam and the even more dreaded prostate ..."
01.15.09: NationalJournal.com: "On sites such as DailyStrength.org, for example, patients and caregivers can read about others' experiences with disease and treatments..."
11.14.08: Salisbury Post: "...She says of the site, "It has been very therapeutic. It has helped me to know what's normal".
11.06.08: ReadWriteWeb: "...the report states that there are currently almost nine thousand reviews of Zoloft and over five and a half thousand reviews of Seroquel on the site DailyStrength.org."
10.23.08: BizReport.com: "Doctors have traditionally been the top source of health information, but for the first time the Internet has become a more popular choice. Not only are sufferers seeking online facts and figures relating to their condition, they are also looking to social networks and blogs to link up with other sufferers and medical professionals....Product reviews for pills have arrived. The number of patients rating prescription drugs online is on the increase, particularly on websites such as DrugRatingz.com, DailyStrength.org, and WebMD."
10.16.08: Lincoln News Messenger: "...what I can say that is most helpful to me is talking to women who have experienced what I am going through. Those who have been in similar situations are my biggest support. I found many of these amazing women on a support Web site, www.dailystrength.org. Journaling is also very helpful. I journal a lot and write my thoughts down, no matter how crazy and out there they are..."
10.14.08: Rancho Santa Fe Review: "They laughed and cried and at times held one another to help ease the suffering they all know too familiarly."
10.09.08: CNN: "It's not just about support...You can go on and see what percent of the time has a certain drug worked for people like you."
08.15.08: STLtoday.com: "The appeal of sites like DailyStrength is easy to see, particularly for anyone suffering from a condition that carries any sort of social stigma."
04.10.08: ReadWriteWeb: "DailyStrength is a huge network of online support groups. The site lets users discuss medical conditions with people experiencing the same thing but with the anonymity of the Internet if they desire to stay hidden."
03.04.08: ArizonaHealthFutures.com: "The first panelist lost 80 pounds through Daily Strength . . . Ranae Whitmore, who is Heartgirl from Daily Strength, says she found Daily Strength because she needed to share her problems with weight . . ."
03.04.08: ICYOU: "Doug Hirsch, CEO of Daily Strength, talks with ICYOU about his company and the Health 2.0 experience."
02.13.08: Market Intell Now: "DailyStrength.org has a ton of momentum and one of the best management teams in Health 2.0. Here's the interview with their Grant Wedner, VP Partnerships & Corporate Development."
01.18.08: Market Intell Now: "The DailyStrength value prop is not just support groups, but tightly integrated search & news, a whip-smart view of pharmaceuticals, and proactive behavior modification programs so the sick can not only encourage each other but goal-set & goal-pursue in a proactive way."
01.03.08: Webware: "If you need extra help with becoming well, more than 500 online support groups at DailyStrength aim to tackle tough problems such as substance abuse and disease."
11.27.07: CNN (Cable News Network): "DailyStrength.org has more than 500 online support groups, including ones catering to military families, widows and widowers, and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder."
11.04.07: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Health care startups are modeling themselves after YouTube and social-networking sites such as MySpace in an effort to connect patients with each other . . ."
10.08.07: Market Intell Now: ". . . most PHR platforms are mired in Web 1.0. We expect this to change soon, as players like DailyStrength strike bizdev deals with the big PHR players."
10.01.07: San Francisco Chronicle: "At DailyStrength.org, people can choose among 500 support groups -- from celiac disease to pulmonary fibrosis -- create an online journal to chronicle their disease and send electronic hugs to other members."
10.01.07: Download Squad: "DailyStrength is a collection of communities focused on users supporting each other in whatever hardships they are facing in life. From Lung Cancer to Depression to Parenting: there is a community for everyone."
10.01.07: California Academy of Family Physicians: "Do your patients, you and/or your staff turn to the Internet for medical information? The San Francisco Chronicle recently compiled a list of some of the more common sites, like . . . DailyStrength.org, accessed by patients and physicians alike."
9.29.07: Live 5 News: " . . . Theresa quickly learned she wasn't alone, through an online search she found the website dailystrength.org and found a group of women, who also knew the pain of losing a child."
9.25.07: JNJ BTW: ". . . and DailyStrength, which is a platform similar to Face Book for disease-state communities and which provides a way to find out what patients are saying about pharmaceuticals."
9.21.07: San Jose Mercury News: "This social networking health site aims to harness the power of patients who share their knowledge about treatments and living with diseases from asthma to tuberculosis."
9.21.07: San Jose Mercury News: "Chatting on DailyStrength.org, LuvNHope was giving migraine-prone EyeLoveDawn an e-hug while KansasGal posted a video-journal entry about her fibromyalgia. . . ."
7.20.07: Vital Juice Daily: ". . . A new site called DailyStrength is capitalizing on that by bringing the power of social networking to healthcare. A network of people (patients) share their advice, treatment experiences and support. It's a fast growing phenomenon."
6.18.07: Venture Beat: ". . . DailyStrength, the social network that connects people through their health problems, has recently closed its first round of venture financing with Redpoint Ventures."
2.20.07: Consultant: ". . . As these sites move into the mainstream, they're affecting how patients get health information and advice, how they manage their medical conditions, and how they interact with their doctors."
2.1.07: Digital Healthcare & Productivity: ". . . It hosts communities around particular diseases, and allows people to connect, message and share experiences within 600 online communities. DailyStrength's CEO Doug Hirsch says communities discussing depression, bereavement, divorce, cystic fibrosis, and autism are among the most popular. . . ."
1.27.07: NBC News: ". . . When she was recently diagnosed with an illness she turned to the internet for support. "I went on google and I looked for different websites what would help me on a daily basis." She found help on a site called DailyStrength.org. The site offers information about treatments, blogs, a place to write journals and talk to other people going through the same thing. "It's not uptight. It's not a medical point of view. It's a normal people point of view. And it makes me feel more comfortable...I think it's definitely going to grow in popularity . . ."
12.27.06: Wall Street Journal (subscription required): "At DailyStrength.org, patients and caregivers dealing with hundreds of issues, including asthma, celiac disease and depression, can join a support community, start a wellness journal, share advice and recommend doctors, link to news stories and Web sites with disease information, and even send other members a virtual hug. The social-networking revolution is coming to health care . . ."
12.13.06: Entrepreneur27: (interview with Doug)
11.27.06: VentureBeat: "DailyStrength is another one of those Internet sites you swear you've heard of before, because the idea sounds so obvious and the need so great."
11.15.06: Postbubble: "Daily Strength has really improved upon other similar communities, such as WebMD's efforts, by making it easy to traverse and use the site, and find exactly what you are looking for. It's obvious that a lot of work has gone into the site already and they're continuing to grow every day. (The site) gets a big float for giving people a place where they can realize that they're not alone, and reach out to help others, finding their own support system in the process."
11.08.06: punctuative!: "DailyStrength offers users both valuable information (e.g. users rate the efficacy of various treatment regimens) and a mental support network (hence the name) all within the confines of a well designed site...traffic, I expect, will quickly take off."
11.07.06: Techcrunch: "DailyStrength has the executive team and feature set to be a real player. I think it's a great example of a niche social network that provides topical value ads and executes the basics well too...I think that DailyStrength is a well constructed and useful site engaging with those market segments."
11.07.06: Technically Speaking: "DailyStrength is a new social network that that seems to actually tap the root of what social networking should be about."Recent press documents:
01.29.08 Press Release: CDC and DailyStrength Partner to Bring CDCs Health Expertise to DailyStrength
01.16.08 Press Release: Struggling With Those 2008 Resolutions? DailyStrength's "Goals" Program Makes Them Stick
12.02.07: Press Release: DailyStrength, the Internet's Leading Community of Support Groups, Expands Management Team
09.12.07: Press Release: DailyStrength Supports National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month With 24/7 Communities for Users, Caregivers
03.21.07: Press Release: DailyStrength Introduces People-Powered HealthCare
Company Backgrounder: DailyStrength Pioneering HealthCare Social Networking
Fact Sheet: Facts About DailyStrength