Unique health support group Web site allows patients to share health experiences and treatment tracking tools



    
    PatientApproach.com features over 500 health support groups with
    personalized treatment and symptom tracking
    

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - When battling an illness, sometimes the best
medicine is a good support group, to provide knowledge, camaraderie, and
humour.
    This level of support can now be found online with the launch of
PatientApproach.com, a free health support group Web site that lets users
connect with people who share similar health concerns and experiences.
    Upon joining, members gain instant access to communities of similar
patients to interact with. Patients, caregivers and anyone who wants to be
better engaged with their health can join over 500 support groups built around
different medical conditions. Some of the top conditions listed on the site,
based on initial user activity, range from Heart Disease and Cancer to
Osteoporosis and Depression.
    Upon first glance, PatientApproach.com could be described as a Facebook
or MySpace for patients and caregivers.
    In addition to social networking, the Web site offers free tools for
members to chart and track their treatment choices and related symptoms, as
well as benchmarks for their progress relative to other members in their
respective support groups.
    "The site serves to empower users with knowledge to speak to their own
health care providers and make informed decisions," says Ben Hum, President of
Xystar Technologies Inc. - the Web development firm behind
PatientApproach.com.
    "While not meant to replace the advice of a health professional,
PatientApproach.com is a valuable information and peer support resource.
Technology and new media are increasingly enhancing patients' lives. I believe
this is another big step in the future of health care communications."
    To learn more about the site, visit www.patientapproach.com

    About Xystar Technologies Inc.:

    Xystar Technologies is a new media firm dedicated to providing premier
online health community destinations. Our investments in new applied
technologies and knowledge sharing help organizations progress and build value
for stakeholders. Today, clear thinking, keen insights, and innovative ideas
are the qualities for success in today's global business climate. You'll find
them at Xystar Technologies.





For further information:

For further information: Ben Hum, (416) 628-4001 x 321, ben@xystar.com,
www.patientapproach.com

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