Archive for May, 2012

May 31st, 2012

Setting the Record Straight: Lyme Disease

by Susan

May is Setting the Record Straight month here at WEGO Health and we’re excited to hear from YOU about the myths & misconceptions that irk you most.  We recently reached out to some Health Activists who participate in the Lyme Disease community and asked them to share their top myths & misconceptions about Lyme …Read More

May 31st, 2012

#HAchat Recap: Finding Identity in Diagnosis

by Caitlin

When you’re getting to know someone for the first time, there are certain things about yourself that you want them to know. You may not even realize that you’re doing it, but there are certain key pieces of information that whether consciously or subconsciously, you need them to know. Maybe it’s your profession, or where you’re from, or the names of your children. Maybe it’s that …Read More

May 30th, 2012

What Depression Health Activists Want You To Know

by Caitlin

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, WEGO Health conducted a Health Activist Roundtable with several members of the online Depression community – Tiffany, Corey, Dani, Will, and Patrick.  They shared some very honest and important feedback based on their experiences within the community and we wanted to make sure you had a chance to hear …Read More

May 30th, 2012

Celiac Disease – A Health Activist Perspective

by Susan

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, WEGO Health recently got in touch with Celiac Disease and Diabetes Health Activist Bridget who blogs over at Bridget Writes.  As someone who focuses on both diabetes and gluten-free, Bridget had some great things to share with us about Celiac Disease.

 
What do you wish …Read More

May 29th, 2012

Today’s #HAchat – Identity in Diagnosis?

by Amanda

Image credit: inkytwist on Flickr
To wrap-up our month of identifying, confronting, and correcting myths – today’s chat will center around the idea of identity. Last week we got literal: sharing myths and truths about ourselves as patients, e-patients, and Health Activists. Let’s continue with that …Read More

May 24th, 2012

Mental Health Month – Focus on Bipolar Disorder

by Susan

 
WEGO Health recently held a Health Activist Roundtable discussion focused on the bipolar disorder community and had the chance to discuss bipolar disorder with 3 awesome Bipolar Disorder Health Activists – Carlton, Cimmerian Ink, and Julie.  They shared some very honest and important feedback based on their experiences within the …Read More

May 23rd, 2012

The Final Showdown: Myths vs. Truths!

by Caitlin

 

Image credit: ejbsf on Flickr
In honor of our Myth Mugshots Photo contest, in this week’s #HAChat, we encouraged Health Activists to put it all out there.  No pomp and frills, just stating the myths and then debunking them with truths that we, as empowered patients in the online community, are all too aware of.  It is your job as Health Activists to wear these …Read More

May 23rd, 2012

Food Allergy Awareness Week – Health Activist Recap

by Susan

Did you know that last week marked 2012’s Food Allergy Awareness Week?  To honor the week, and to help Food Allergy Health Activists to raise awareness, WEGO Health held a Health Activist Roundtable with active members of the community.  We learned a ton from these dedicated Health Activists and know you …Read More

May 22nd, 2012

Health Activist Mentors: Blogger in Residency Program

by Amanda

We often discuss the idea of “becoming a Health Activist” and how patients (and caregivers) go from empowered to advocating. That journey, itself, is unique to the individual but still has things in common across the board — and noting and drawing upon those commonalities is a great way to perhaps inspire others to become Health Activists, too. One of the ideas we’ve  mentioned frequently …Read More

May 21st, 2012

This Week’s #HAchat: Myths about Social Media, e-Patients, and More!

by Amanda

In honor of our Myth Mugshot contest going on this week over on our Facebook page – we’re dedicating this week’s Health Activist Tweetchat to talking about myths… and truths.

 

Similar to our first chat of the month – which focused on defining a “myth,” discussing where myths comes from, and some of the most common myths we’ve heard …Read More