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Chronic Disorders Network Core launches new web portal


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The Chronic Disorders Network Core provides health researchers and health care providers the opportunity to upload links to research articles that they believe would be helpful information to those affected by chronic disorders.

The Chronic Disorders Network Core (CDNC) provides health researchers and health care providers the opportunity to upload links to research articles that they have either written or read and believe would be helpful information to those affected by chronic disorders.

CDNC recently released its new online web portal where its members can access and share information about chronic disorders. The CDNC values quality research and information and supports knowledge sharing. Although the internet contains a wealth of information for those with chronic disorders and their caregivers, at times it can be difficult to locate the exact information on the disorder(s) of interest to them.

The new portal provides members with access to online libraries that include articles and reports, organizations and resources, as well as clinical trials. The information housed in these libraries was and will be uploaded by other members who are professionals in their fields.

The CDNC web portal also provides those with chronic disorders and their caregivers the opportunity to share information about their experiences dealing and living with chronic disorders, via survey questionnaires. This information can then be aggregated and summarized to help inform key stakeholders about the realities of how chronic disorders affect the lives of those living with them and perhaps shed light on contributing factors to the origin of these disorders. This information can also be used to help plan or structure resources that are aimed at improving the lives of those living with chronic disorders.

The web portal can be accessed at www.cdncore.com. Membership is free and different account types have different abilities, although all members can search the CDNC databases. Users are also invited to add helpful information to the CDNC libraries.

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