April 23rd, 2015

Health Activist Highlight: The Bipolar Mama

by WEGO Health

Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month – Lauren!

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Lauren is a Bipolar Disorder Health Activist who blogs to help eliminate the stereotype associated with bipolar disorder.  Aside from her own read more »

April 16th, 2015

Tech and Social Media Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

 WEGO Health talked about the roles social media and technology have played in peoples’ Health Activist journeys. 

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April 15th, 2015

Health Activist Highlight: ColitisNinja

by WEGO Health

Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month – Amber! 

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I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in February of 2011. I’ve been in a roller coaster battle ever since. Last year I had two surgeries (ileal-pouch anal anastomosis). In March of 2014 I fell in love with blogging and raising awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. My mission is to encourage, support and bring laughter to others who are suffering.

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April 15th, 2015

Living Above Cancer

by WEGO Health

By Steve Brown www.remissionman.com

 

I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I played three sports as a kid, attended college on a soccer scholarship, and hung on the fringe of a pro career but never quite broke through. I grew up healthy and happy and remained that way as an adult.

In the mid 1980s I discovered the world of multisport racing and was instantly hooked. My life got even better as a result of racing and the connections I made in the multisport community.

I gradually built my racing portfolio. Starting as many people do with shorter races, I worked my way up to marathons and then to ironman distance triathlons. I foolishly once told my wife that I only needed to do one marathon and one ironman just to get them out of my system. I miscalculated because that was 26 marathons and 12 Ironmans ago. read more »

April 10th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – My Heart Your Hands

by WEGO Health

We partnered with some great organizations for the Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. My Heart, yourHands is one of our partners that we’re highlighting in today’s blog.

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My Heart, yourHands was founded by Judy Bode and Stephanie Zimmerman, who both survived childhood cancers. With their organization they aim to share the story of potential late effects from childhood cancer treatments, as well as educate the public about organ donation. In their blog, “I am who I am,” the founders discuss what motivates their efforts.

“MyHeart, yourHands was founded to educate and equip survivors regarding potential late effects of cancer treatment, especially heart failure. It is our combined life experience that sparked our passion. Using our lives to the benefit of others. Not only does MHYH want lives to be spared by cancer, but we also want late effects of cancer treatment to become a thing of the past. As long as there is life and breathe in me, I will work to this end.”

You can connect with my Heart, yourHands on Twitter.

April 9th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Obesity Action Coalition

by WEGO Health

We’re highlighting the amazing work of our partners in this year’s Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards. Today Obesity Action Coalition takes the spotlight.

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Obesity Action Coalition combines advocacy, support, and education to make strides in the fight against obesity. Over the past decade, the Coalition has become a trusted source for updates in the obesity activism community, especially on public policy changes. You can connect with the Obesity Action Coalition on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

April 8th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Stigmama

by WEGO Health

We’re highlighting the work of one of our Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards partners, STIGMAMA.

Stigmama was founded by Dr. Walker Karraa as a way to help fight the stigma mothers face when coping with mental illness.

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April 2nd, 2015

Clinical Trial Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

This week we discussed clinical trials with CureClick.

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April 1st, 2015

Life Forever Altered

by WEGO Health

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I wasn’t always the kind of person who shares personal information – but things have recently changed for me.  In February 2014, I spent a week in the hospital and was diagnosed with gastroparesis.  I am guessing most people have never heard of this; I know I had not, prior to being diagnosed.

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March 16th, 2015

Weekly Health Activist Roundup

by WEGO Health

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12 Things You Should Never Say to a Thyroid Patient 

Great share by Dana, also known as HypothyroidMom. She’s highlighted a fellow thyroid advocate, Sarah Downing on her blog. Sarah volunteers as Blog Editor for the nonprofit organization ThyroidChange

What are comments or questions you wish people never asked you about your chronic illness?

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