Archive for July, 2009

July 30th, 2009

Have you joined a Group?

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Our goal here at WEGO Health is to be the home of Health Activists: a place for those passionate members of the online health community, who love to help others with information, resources and support. Many of our members tell us they are looking to connect with other Health Activists who are passionate about a particular health condition, issue, disease or topic. For these Health Activists, we’ve created 40 Groups, including:

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July 29th, 2009

We Love: Frozen Pea Fund

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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.

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July 17th, 2009

Alzheimer’s News is Good News

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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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July 14th, 2009

Seeking Migraine Webinar Topic Ideas

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As you may know, WEGO Health recently began a series of webinars on Twitter (Twitter Fundamentals for Health Activists and Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists). We’ve heard from all of you that you’d also be interested in webinars about specific health topics.

We’re currently working to put together a webinar about migraines, with a physician presenting information and hopefully some time for Q&A with the physician as well.

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July 13th, 2009

Spotlight: Endochick

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Spotlight: Endochick
Website: Endometriosis: The Silent Life Sentence

Twitter: @Endochick
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

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July 9th, 2009

Spotlight Interview with Dawn Stacey from About.com: Contraception

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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.

Where to find her: About.com: Contraception since 2007 and on Twitter @Dawn_Stacey
Occupation: Writer, Advocate, Professor, Stay-at-Home Mommy

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July 8th, 2009

We Love: Running a hospital

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=&0=&Running a hospital Don’t worry, we’re not looking to get in to the hospital business, we just really enjoy reading Paul Levy’s blog, Running a hospital. Levy is the President and CEO of Boston’s renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His blog offers a surprisingly transparent look into the inner workings of a large teaching hospital. He shares everything from nurse Tere McCarthy’s monthly birthday cakes for the OR staff (Go Red Sox!) to internal budget reports sent to hospital staff. He addresses some of new ways hospitals around the country are using social media (like live-Tweeting surgeries), recognizes employees, and even shares some poems written by caregivers. And that’s all just in the past few months. Levy has been writing “Running a hospital” since 2006. There are a lot of amazing Health Activist blogs out there, and certainly no shortage of excellent caregiver blogs either, but patients and doctors don’t exist in a vacuum. “Running a hospital” is an excellent blog for anyone looking to add another point of view to their reading about medicine, health, and healthcare. Wondering what other sites we love?
July 7th, 2009

Spotlight Interview with Gabrielle Peterson (aka Peanut Free Mama)

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“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=&
July 1st, 2009

We Love Twitter

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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.

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