Keeping Up with Research 

Ever been amazed by how some people always seem to know what’s going on with the latest advances in research and testing for their particular disorder? Want to be one of those people? You can spend everyday googling, going to pubmed and the NIH performing keyword searches and hoping you come up with the latest information, or you can just do what I do; have someone else perform your keyword searches and deliver your results to your inbox daily.

I use Stork. Stork is a very simple service that only requires a few moments to sign up for and complete the process of choosing the keywords you’d like them to sniff out. Simply follow this link and the very simple prompts to complete the process.

Not sure what keywords to choose? Consider what’s most important to you. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, POTS, and migraines, you might start out with keywords that look something like this:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Widespread pain
  • Pain syndromes
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Migraines
  • Migraines with Aura
  • Chronic head pain

Once you begin receiving your Stork reports, you may decide that some of these terms don’t return results that you’re interested in seeing. That’s okay. You can simply return to the site using the link above, login and adjust your keywords at anytime by adding and deleting anything you like.

As you can see from the list above, you can follow researchers as well as topics, which can be helpful when you know of a researcher that specializes in certain conditions or aspects of a condition and want to make certain you don’t miss the results of their work. There’s even more Stork can offer, so take a look around and get to know this powerful tool. Part of staying healthy is staying informed!

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