#75 Eden Lord on My City Med

02.02.2018 - By DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

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We are kicking off Rare Disease Month, which leads up to Rare Disease Day (February 28th, 2018).

My guest is Eden Lord, Co-Founder and CEO of My City Med. The company is an online health and medical resource site that allows patients to search for a doctor and read reviews, and also connect with non-profit resources and online community support groups. On the show, Eden explains how both patients and physicians can benefit from My City Med’s services and resources. She also provides insight into creating MobiMedQR.com a service that allows patients/caregivers to create a medical profile accessible through QR codes.

My City Med and MobiMedQR were inspired by her own family’s needs to navigate the healthcare system. Eden is a mom to kids with rare diseases and during the episode, she shares her role as a caregiver and the journey her family has been through. She is also an advocate pursuing legislation to advance rare disease research.

Attend a Rare Disease Day 2018 event! If you are in Connecticut, join me at the two events. The first is Quinnipiac University’s event on their North Haven Campus on 2/27 at 1 pm or an event in Hartford on 2/28 at 8:30 am in the Legislative Office Building. Not in Connecticut? Find a local Rare Disease Day event here.

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