If you live with a chronic condition, like IBS, you probably spend a lot of time researching and learning as much as you can about your situation.
Since learning that I have IBS, I have spent hours on the internet trying to find new solutions for my digestive issues. I devour new research and hope that it could work for me.
In my many searches, I came across NewLifeOutlook. NLO is dedicated to sharing information about chronic illnesses. Their site is inviting and informative, and I was overjoyed when I became a part of the writing team for their IBS community.
In early June, NewLifeOutlook is launching a browser extension for Chrome that will make it so much easier to access information about IBS and other chronic illnesses. I had the opportunity to preview the browser extension, and I’m excited to share some information about it with you today.
NewLifeOutlook Browser Extension
You can access the extension in early June by searching for it in the Chrome web store.
Once you install the browser extension, you will see it every time you open a new tab.
It will ask you for your name so that it can greet you personally.
Next, you will choose which chronic illnesses you want news about. I chose IBS, as well as some other conditions that I have either a personal or professional interest in.
Finally, you choose your news feeds. I appreciated the opportunity to select sources that I find reliable. I also learned about a few new ones.
Once you’ve made all of those selections, your screen will look like the one below. You can click the settings button on the right to change your background. I love the forest photo and feel a little bit more serene each time I open a new tab. You can also change your news sources and selected conditions in settings.
Access News and Information
Under the search bar, you’ll find a recommended article from NewLifeOutlook. I love this because I can see when a new article has been published without checking all of the different communities every few days.
You can also click the NLO button on the left side, which brings up a screen where you can access news, articles, and inspiration.
News pulls in articles from your selected sources about the chronic conditions you chose when setting up the browser extension.
Articles allows you to scroll through posts exclusively from NewLifeOutlook on the chronic illnesses you’re interested in.
And Inspiration is a collection of funny and encouraging images about chronic illness to get you through a difficult day.
A Helpful Resource
I’ve really enjoyed having access to the NewLifeOutlook browser extension. It’s a resource that I don’t even have to remind myself to use because it’s there when I open a new tab, which happens dozens of times each day.
I encourage you to visit the Chrome web store in early June to install the browser extension – I’ll update here with a direct link. Let me know how it goes if you do!