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Inc. magazine announced that Health Union has been ranked No. 740 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. After steadily receiving awards and recognitions within the Philadelphia business community and life sciences industry over the past eight years, the Inc. 5000 represents Health Union’s first national recognition.
Debilitating. Frustrating. Devastating. When asked to describe their condition in one word, COPD patients’ choice of words reveals struggle, fear, misery, and helplessness in Health Union’s COPD In America 2018 survey.
People living with migraine recently gained another significant tool to effectively manage their condition when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment to target calcitonin-gene-related peptides (CGRP). However, only one-third of respondents of Migraine In America 2018, a national survey by Health Union, LLC of people impacted by the condition, are even aware of CGRP therapies.
For many people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment decisions can often be nuanced and complicated. In April of 2018, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released new guidelines about when to begin, change, and end disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for MS patients. MS In America 2018 results may help the healthcare industry gain a broader understanding of people’s experiences, or lack thereof, with DMTs and other MS treatment options.
Living with lung cancer is accompanied by a considerable level of anxiety, with 86 percent of respondents reporting at least a little bit of anxiety on any given day. However, what is often referred to as “scanxiety” – the anxiety, fear and worry associated with scans, specifically before the results are revealed – can exacerbate those feelings. Of those who experience scanxiety, three-quarters reported either “more” or “a lot more” anxiety around the time of scans than at other times.
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Health Union, LLC has been accepted for a poster presentation at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto. The poster, titled “Differentiating Characteristics of Patients Seeking a Second Opinion: A Survey on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients,” will be presented on Sept. 25.
Health Union, LLC has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego. The presentation, based on the abstract titled “Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: A self-reported survey,” will occur at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Despite the physical, emotional and social challenges faced, three-fifths of people living with blood cancer feel that their condition is under control with current treatment plans, according to Blood Cancer In America 2018, a national survey by Health Union, LLC of people diagnosed with the condition and caregivers.
“Asthma In America 2018” asked questions about diagnosis, medications, treatments and more to over 800 respondents. Surprisingly, the survey revealed four things people with asthma fear most about their future, all of which have a profound impact on the way they view their condition and rate their quality of life.
IBD In America 2018, a recent survey conducted by Health Union, revealed that 41% of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) say their household finances are significantly impacted by the out-of-pocket costs associated with their condition.
PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors, has named Olivier Chateau, CEO & co-founder of Health Union, LLC as one of the 2018 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Entrepreneurs category.
People living with skin cancer struggle with perceptions that their condition is less serious than other types of cancer despite significant physical and emotional impact, according to Skin Cancer In America 2018, a national survey by Health Union, LLC of people diagnosed with the condition.
“Parkinson’s Disease In America 2018,” an annual survey conducted by Health Union, recently revealed the experiences and perspectives of more than 1,600 patients and care partners who are impacted by PD. The survey shows patients turned to PD-specific websites nearly as much as their doctor to learn about or manage their condition.
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IBS can cause gastrointestinal symptoms that have a substantial negative impact on one’s life, which is often amplified by the condition’s impact on a patient’s emotional well-being. The “IBS In America 2018” survey conducted by Health Union gathered insights from over 1,500 people currently suffering from IBS to better understand the condition’s impact on their lives. The survey found that 45% of people with IBS are apt to experience anxiety or panic disorders, with stress also being a trigger for many patients.
The emotional impact of prostate cancer – from diagnosis to side effects from treatments – often outweighs the physical impact, according to “Prostate Cancer In America,” a national survey by Health Union, LLC of men with prostate cancer and their caregivers.
On March 26, 2018 Health Union opened the doors of its new event center in Philadelphia for the second annual HU Connexion, a conference for patient advocacy, to gather and thank the extraordinary network of patient advocates who share their experiences and journeys with thousands of people every day as moderators and contributors for its online communities.
Health Union was named the No. 1 business in the Small Employer category in the 2018 Philadelphia Top Workplaces program. Additionally, Health Union CEO and co-founder Olivier Chateau received a recognition award that honors employees’ confidence in his leadership.
Pharmaceutical industry veteran Adam Kesselman has joined Health Union, LLC in the newly created role of senior vice president of corporate development. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Kesselman will continue to build on the company’s growth and strengthen relationships with various partners.
Online communities fill a void for people with chronic health conditions, offering information, emotional support and connection to others with common experiences. By fostering relationships with members of these online health communities – through relevant content and engaging social conversations that touch on and validate the personal experiences of living with certain chronic conditions – Health Union has the rare opportunity to more accurately understand the concerns of people with these conditions.
Today, Health Union, LLC was named a 2018 Philadelphia Top Workplace by Philadelphia Media Network (parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com). The Top Workplaces in Delaware Valley, announced today on Philly.com, recognizes companies that excel in creating a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work, but have a competitive advantage compared to peer organizations
“Bladder Cancer In America” survey shows need for more support, resources – Many diagnosed with bladder cancer believe their healthcare providers can do a better job connecting them with support networks and other resources, according to findings in Health Union’s latest survey which accompanied the launch of its newest online community, BladderCancer.net.
While people with type 2 diabetes understand what steps are needed to manage their condition, many are challenged by the demands of doing so, according to a new Health Union survey, “Type 2 Diabetes In America.” Respondents used words like “frustrating,” “challenging,” “annoying,” “difficult,” and “inconvenient” to describe the condition …
Explaining the “invisible” aspects of psoriatic arthritis often presents a challenge, according to “Psoriatic Arthritis In America,” a newly released Health Union survey of patients diagnosed with the condition. Survey respondents said they often experience difficulty in making others understand that despite a lack of outwardly visible symptoms, they have a chronic condition that can cause fatigue and affects their entire body.
“Hepatitis C In America,” a new Health Union national survey of 609 individuals diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C infection, shows that more than one-third of uncured respondents were not currently under the care of a healthcare provider (HCP), typically due to financial concerns. The survey also found a desire to know more about the condition, with most respondents wishing they had more information at the time of diagnosis, particularly about Hepatitis C’s impact on their bodies and long-term complications of the virus.
In addition to the physical symptoms of atopic dermatitis such as intense itching and dry, scaly skin, people suffering from the condition often wrestle with feelings of embarrassment and frustration, according to “Atopic Dermatitis In America,” a new Health Union survey. The online survey was conducted May 3-July 11, 2017 and accompanied the launch of Health Union’s newest community, AtopicDermatitis.net.
More than either in 10 (85 percent) of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) said they found it difficult to explain the “invisible” aspects of the condition to others, according to Health Union’s latest “Rheumatoid Arthritis In America” survey. “Pain and fatigue are not always obvious,” said RheumatoidArthritis.net patient advocate, Kate Elton. “That’s one of the biggest challenges people have around explaining their disease.”
A new Health Union survey of people currently diagnosed with migraine finds nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of respondents report their education and/or career had been affected by the condition. Among the 4,500 respondents to the Migraine In America online survey, migraine negatively affected all aspects of life, including their ability to work, attend school, and participate in social activities.
A new Health Union national survey of more than 1,000 individuals diagnosed with psoriasis reveals that each person’s symptoms and treatment journey is different and some patients’ paths are more circuitous than others. Psoriasis In America 2017 was conducted online between April 4, 2017 – May 26, 2017 and released through Health Union’s online community, PlaquePsoriasis.com.