1 in 4 internet users make chronic medical condition connections online
For most of us, online social networks are a way to keep up with friends. But for some, online communities are an important part of their healthcare.
According to Pew Research, one in four internet users with chronic medical conditions goes online to connect with others who have similar concerns.
Joanne Pastel is a Minneapolis mother of a 4 year old with a rare neurological disorder. FOX 9 medical expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou, talks to Joanne about Facebook has been a support system and important source of information.