BROWSING through some of the many comments our readers leave for us every day, we started to feel just a little bit pleased with ourselves.
It’s wonderful to be told you’re doing a good job, and the number of glowing comments we receive not only puts a big smile on our faces but also spurs us on to keep delivering the best medical content on the web.
So, this week’s blog entry is going to involve a small amount of polite boasting in the form of a selection of quotes from our readers – some of them top medical experts and others some of the thousands of people who visit our sites each day looking for information and support on a huge range of conditions.
“The reason for this note is to thank you for your invaluable service. If you had not published that article (on breast cancer) and I had not nagged, my darling wife of 43 years may not have been alive to see our 44th anniversary. Thank you, for there is not much else to say. I hope you will continue writing your articles and I will continue reading them.”
“Just a HUGE humble THANK YOU to you good folks for the EXCELLENT, WONDERFUL, HELPFUL medical/health information website you good folks provide. It’s a gratefully appreciated, easy-to-use resource of important health information and news.” (67-year-old AIDS patient, Los Angeles)
“Thank you very much for your outstanding medical site. It is the best of its
kind on the web. You care about health and human welfare.”
“I just wanted to let you know that this is the best site for medical info I have ever used. I use your site daily on the job and I love it.” (President of a local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders)
“I think your website is absolutely terrific. I cannot even begin to pay you enough compliments. In my many years in my fields of expertise, I have seen many sites come and go and used many different spell-check/reference programs purchased for ridiculous sums of money or embedded in software programs purchased for transcription. Yours is, by far, the very best I have ever used. I have been in the medical transcription field for over 30 years.”
” Just wanted to let you know how much I truly appreciate this site. You have helped me so often that I cannot even count the number of times I have visited to look up an acronym or definition. Thanks so very much! Keep up the good work! “
“I rely daily on your site. You and your staff deserve high praise and great credit. It is a pleasure to use your site – a reliable information resource in a cacophony of poor or misleading information. “ (By a doctor)
“Another year goes by and Medical News Today is still the only web site that I check on a daily basis. I dial in each morning before I leave the house. As a vaccine specialist I have to be up to date with the latest news on viral diseases and anything relating to wider health issues. The variety and worldwide content are great. I love the simple design of MNT, it’s so quick to check the contents and load up what I want to read.”
“I want to send a note of thanks to your staff for this great website. I have a severe case of Crohn’s Disease and I use the Internet to keep up with the latest medical news on my condition. Your website was recommended to me by my GI and along with www.ccfa.org is the best medical website I have ever used. I take articles I get on your website with me to my medical appointments to help in my treatment. Your service has made a positive difference in my life and I appreciate it greatly! Keep up the excellent work for all of us who suffer from serious illness.”
“Your site is the one that kept popping up so I read, and read, and read. I have learned more from your site than anywhere, including the doctor. So I just wanted to thank the staff for a job very well done and I look forward to all the great reading and learning in the future”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for this site. I don’t have to run across the building for help anymore. Fabulous!!!” (medical professional)
“I am the Program Director for Michigan Cleft Network, a non- profit organization that serves Michigan families. I have been reading your articles in the Cleft Lip and Palate section and I love all the information you have to offer. I have shared two of your articles on our website and would love to keep sharing them.”
“Medical News Today is a wonderful source of news and information. I truly appreciate your service.”
“This is an American website which provides hourly updates of health news from sources such as JAMA, BMJ and The Lancet. You can register with the website and customize the homepage to show news relevant to you, or you can register for weekly emailed updates. There is a search engine, which brings up articles in chronological order and which includes links to Wikipedia and a medical dictionary. The website processes around 170 articles a day and has 100,000 in the archive. It also provides patient information on common disorders such as cancer and obesity. But this is probably not the best resource for patient information. There is the option of adding Medical News Today as a Facebook application so that you can receive updates this way. Using this website is a straightforward way of accessing many health news providers through one website” (From a review by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
I think you’ll understand why we’re so pleased!