September 15th, 2014

The Phases of a Lipedema Diagnosis

by WEGO Health

Lipedema and Lymphedema Health Activist, Sarah talks about the different stages of being newly diagnosed! Check out Sarah’s article for her advice on living with a chronic illness. 

It has been a decade since I was diagnosed with lipedema. During that time I have learned a lot about the condition, about treatment options, and insurance coverage. More importantly, I have learned a lot about myself, about how to make myself a priority, how to advocate for my needs, and how to cope with living with a chronic condition.

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September 12th, 2014

Invisible Illness Takes Its Toll!

by WEGO Health

This is a great article by Health Activist Kelly Fricke on battling an invisible illness.#invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness 

“Most people are taught that if they don’t physically see something that it isn’t there and doesn’t exist. With invisible illnesses, a person may look fine on the outside, but inside they are fighting a war against their own body, fighting to survive.”

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September 11th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is spotlighting Mental Health, Health Activist Jared!

Jared

Jared founded I Am Not Crazy, an organization aimed to reduce the myths around mental illness. Jared and his team help push an accurate representation of mental illness to the forefront through increasing awareness and promoting social dialogue. His journey with mental illness began when he was first diagnosed at 19, where he experienced stigma first hand. I Am Not Crazy allows for anyone and everyone to participate in decreasing the mental illness stigma and increasing awareness!

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September 10th, 2014

Support Systems Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

This week we discussed support systems, advising the newly diagnosed and online communities in our Health Activist Twitter chat!

 

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September 9th, 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!

10 Depression Myths We Needs to Stop Believing 

What stigmas surround your chronic illness? How do you battle those? 

“Battling the stigma surrounding the true origins of depression and how people with the disease suffer in distinct ways requires debunking myths and defying stereotypes that have incorrectly defined it for so long.”

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September 4th, 2014

Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health
Did you miss this week’s Health Activist Twitter chat? That’s okay! We’ve got you covered.

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September 3rd, 2014

WEGO Health Team Member Spotlight!

by WEGO Health

As we continue our series of team member spotlights let’s hear from Kristen!

 

Kristen

Title: Associate Director of Sponsor Programs

Explain what you do at WEGO Health! 

I’m an Associate Director of Sponsor Programs.  I work closely with our healthcare and pharmaceutical sponsors on a daily basis to create valuable and educational programs for online communities and Health Activists.

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September 2nd, 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!

You’re Not Sleeping Properly

Feel like you get plenty of sleep yet you’re still tired in the morning? That could be due to low quality sleep. Check out this infographic we found on how to have a better nights rest!

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August 29th, 2014

Health Activist Personal Story – Nicole Lemelle

by WEGO Health

Check out this brave and inspiring new piece from Multiple Sclerosis Health Activist, Nicole Lemelle.

One of the most recent additions to her blog features a heartfelt post about living with multiple sclerosis.

“I just kept saying, ‘I‘m sorry. I‘m sorry. I‘m sorry.’ From his hands and knees while crouching in urine, he looked at me and said, Don’t ever apologize for having MS.’”
 
 

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August 27th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is spotlighting Lupus Health Activist Tiffany!

Tiffany

Tiffany is active in her mission to raise Lupus awareness! On, Tiffany and Lupus, she blogs about her daily life and shares her experiences living with the illness. Tiffany has also been an an ambassador for S.L.E Lupus Foundation for over three years and even served as its Awareness Committee Chair in 2012! Tiffany believes that knowledge is power and aims to give power to other Lupus patients as best as she can! That’s why she runs the Friends Against Lupus Facebook page and a bi-monthly Twitter chat #LupusChat!

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