- very broad topics like the Parenting and Children’s Health Group and Women’s Health Group
- more niche health areas, like our Thyroid Group and Dystonia Group.
- our most recently created Autoimmune Diseases Group and Chronic Illness Group.
- Groups to connect with others using the same tools to share information, make connections and learn best practices – check out our Health Bloggers Group and the new Health Facebooker Group.
This week on WEGO Health Loves: Frozen Pea Fund
Ever wonder if Twitter can really be used to start a movement? Well it can.
Just ask Susan Reynolds. Self dubbed the “Nana” of Twitter, Susan is a breast cancer survivor and catalyst for the Frozen Pea Fund.
Frozen Pea Fund isn’t just another fundraising campaign, it’s a story of support and the creation of a community around a movement for awareness and a search for a cure.
In the last few weeks a handful of really interesting Alzheimer’s studies have emerged. These studies prove that, though there is still a long way to go in the treatment and prevention of this devastating disease, there are a lot of great things happening in the research community. Every advancement points in the right direction. Many new study results were shared recently at the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Vienna, Austria. And in addition to being informative—all of us at WEGO Health found these studies really fascinating. Here are the highlights:
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Blogging since: March 2007
Occupation: Freelance Writer, Freelance Correspondent for a local paper, an Aspiring Novelist, and a Part-Time Head Teacher at a Day Care. Above all, I’m also a mommy to two wonderful little kiddies
I would love to see everyone make safe sex choices and reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions. And I love educating people about their birth control choices and having seen firsthand how these decisions affect all of our lives.
“I wanted to hear about real life scenarios instead of sterile advice from medical sites…I wanted the next mom who got the peanut allergy diagnosis to find me and know that it is going to be ok, really, truly it is.” =&0=& Peanut Free Mama I’ve been blogging since 2002. I started a personal blog in 2002 at Gab’s House o’ Sass, then I started a blog for my daughter in 2004 which evolved into my current blog (where I devote most of my writing). =&1=& I manage the marketing department of a scientific publisher in Northern California. =&2=& When my daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy, I really felt that I absolutely had to live peanut and nut free as well. Partly as a sign of solidarity, but also I didn’t want to run the risk of causing a reaction by something I ate. So when I created a blog to document the journey we were on, “Peanut Free Mama” seemed like a natural choice. =&3=&
This Week on WEGO Health Loves: Twitter
No really, we do. Seems like everyone is talking about Twitter these days and everyone has an opinion about how best to use it. Though there is one thing we really love about Twitter – the people!
We’ve met some many wonderful health folks, including:
And those are just a few! Please visit our growing community – there’s something for everyone, migraines, food allergies or something different all together there’s a Health Activist there offering tips, treatment options and support.