Creates trusted environment
to share experiences, information, resources, lifehacks and support
San Francisco — June 20, 2018 — MyHealthTeams today introduced MyOsteoTeam, the social network for those living with osteoporosis. It is the 29th social network created by the company, which is founded on the idea that health outcomes improve when people facing the same condition are able to learn from each other. More than 1.4 million members have come to rely on MyHealthTeams’ social networks for information, resources, lifehacks and support that help them better manage their condition and live their life.
Approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, which places them at higher risk for developing osteoporosis. By 2025, experts predict that osteoporosis will be responsible for approximately three million bone fractures and $25.3 billion in related healthcare costs annually. Additionally, the disease often decreases mobility, which can lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
“People diagnosed with a chronic condition such as osteoporosis want two things: trusted information and authentic connection,” said Eric Peacock, co-founder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. “MyOsteoTeam makes it easy for people to find others just like them — people who know the challenges of osteoporosis firsthand. There, they can share the unfiltered truth of their experience and get the practical tips and day-to-day validation that are otherwise hard to find.”
The new social network is a member-led online community. After just a few weeks in its pilot program, MyOsteoTeam has already attracted more than 4,000 registered members. MyOsteoTeam is available online and via mobile app for both iOS and Android.
MyHealthTeams believes that if you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, it should be easy to find and connect with others like you. MyHealthTeams creates social networks for people living with a chronic health condition. More than 1.4 million people have joined one of the company’s 29 highly engaged communities focusing on the following conditions: Crohn’s and colitis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, pulmonary hypertension, spondylitis, eczema, hyperhidrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, hemophilia, depression, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, COPD, chronic pain, migraines, food allergies, obesity, HIV, PCOS, endometriosis, breast cancer and autism. MyHealthTeams’ social networks are available in eight countries.