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Who We Are

Patient’s Lounge is a community of patients sharing stories of their health journeys—from doctor visits and diagnoses to treatments and recovery. Do you have a rare condition? An atypical symptom? An uncommon side effect from taking certain medication? Maybe you have unique tips on how to manage a disease or care for someone with an illness. Sharing your experiences helps other patients learn about the realities of living with various health conditions.

Who We Are Not

We are not a replacement for your doctor, pharmacist, psychologist, or other health professional. The information on our site is written by patients and should not be used to diagnose or treat any illnesses.

Writing on Patient’s Lounge

Interested in sharing your story? To write on Patient’s Lounge, authors must first comply with HubPages’s Editorial Policy. In addition, because our content can potentially affect your readers’ health, a high level of authority and trust needs to be established.

What does this mean?

Discuss symptoms and treatments in terms of your personal experience and avoid recommending or advising treatments. General health information, including other symptoms and treatments, statistics, and research should be backed by reputable sources. Remember that you are an expert on your own condition, but you are not a medical professional.

Here are three other important elements to include:

  1. Use Your Real Name: Cute/clever monikers are great for personal blogs but not for building reader trust. Use either your real name or a pseudonym, and if applicable, your credential(s).
  2. Include an Author Bio: This is different than the profile bio you created on HubPages. The author bio is a short snippet that highlights your expertise on the topic you’re writing about. Here is an example:
  3. Choose a Tasteful Profile Picture: Although we prefer that you use a high-quality photo of yourself, if this isn’t possible, we ask that you choose something tasteful (e.g. a flower, pattern, or text)—a picture of Nicolas Cage or Snoopy doesn’t exactly convey authority or trust.

What We Like to See:

In addition to the guidelines above, we also look for articles to have the following qualities:

Here are some examples of articles on Patient's Lounge that we would like to showcase. These articles exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:

A quick note: All of the HubPages network sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you.

If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for Patient's Lounge, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our network sites like Patient's Lounge.

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