October 20th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup!

by WEGO Health

We’ve collected a roundup of some popular health articles that we saw on the web and shared on our WEGO Health social media sites. Check them out here!

Hospital Cancer Program Confronts the Existential

Dr. Arash Asher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA started a rehabilitation program that focuses on the emotional fallout of cancer treatment. The name of the program is Growing Resiliency and Courage with Cancer, or GRACE. It focuses on helping patients cope with their diagnosis by sharing experiences and creating a significant bond with others battling a similar fight.

Check out one of the patients experience in the program in this article! Have you heard of other programs like this?

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October 16th, 2014

Breast Cancer Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health
This week, Renee spoke with other Health Activists about her breast cancer journey. Check out the chat below!
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October 15th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight: Tom

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is highlighting Down Syndrome Health Activist, Tom! 

 

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October 14th, 2014

Winners of the “Two Bipolar Chicks” Book Giveaway

by WEGO Health

 

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October 13th, 2014

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Metastatic Breast Cancer

by WEGO Health

Health Activist Julie provides her list of tips and ideas to better handle the emotional roller coaster of your metastatic breast cancer journey.

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October 13th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup!

by WEGO Health

We’ve collected a roundup of some popular health articles that we saw on the web and shared on our WEGO Health social media sites. Check them out here!

Mental Illness Stigma: Overcoming the “Scarlet Letter” of Our Times

Emily Grossman talks about overcoming the stigma of mental illness, comparing it to wearing the “Scarlet Letter”. 

If you are experiencing issues surrounding your mental health well being, seek out support from those close to you, as well a health care provider. There is no shame in asking for help! 

Get Your Doctor to Stop Using Medical Jargon

Ever had a trip to the doctor’s office, maybe to get test results, and after they told you those results, all you can say is “Huh?”

How do you get your doctor to stop using medical jargon, and give you a better idea/understanding of what is going on? Are there follow up questions you typically ask your doctor after getting test results? 

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October 10th, 2014

World Mental Health Day

by WEGO Health

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October 9th, 2014

Your Patient Journey – Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

This week, we took a look at the positive experiences we’ve had and the lessens we’ve learned from our patient experiences!

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October 8th, 2014

Shining a Light on Mental Illness

by WEGO Health

It’s crucial to continuously try to reduce the stigma of illnesses, especially for mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we’d highlight a great mental health resource, the This is My Brave blog.

 
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October 8th, 2014

Book Giveaway – “Two Bipolar Chicks”

by WEGO Health

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