Archive for November, 2012

November 30th, 2012

Have you shared Multiple Myeloma & Your Bones?

by Amanda

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new Sharing Hub – Multiple Myeloma and Your Bones – and share new content with everyone in the Multiple Myeloma Online Community.

 

These shareable videos feature inspiring Health Activists Jack Aiello, Lori Puente of Riding the Wave – Multiple Myeloma, and Linda Baker of Walking with BigEZ offer topics that will interest patients and Health Activists alike. We know education is a key step toward empowerment so in addition to Lori, Jack and Linda, Dr Suzanne Lentzsch, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Program at Columbia University Medical Center will discuss information on a treatment option. The videos provide an inside look at bone lesions and a Q&A section led by Lori, Jack, and Linda.

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November 30th, 2012

Nominate for: Best in Show

by Amanda

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

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November 28th, 2012

Nominate for: Best Ensemble Cast

by Amanda

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

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November 27th, 2012

Today’s #HAchat: Alternative and Natural Medicine

by Amanda

Conversations about alternative treatments and natural remedies come up occasionally in our community – but likely occur more often in your individual health communities. When it comes to feeling better – just about anything seems worth trying. But, as we know, miracle cures are easily peddled online – with little to no vetting – and this can be a real problem. How do you know what to trust? How do you know which practices are really worth integrating into your daily regimens and how can we work together across conditions to raise awareness about the positive effects that alternative and natural medicine and treatments?

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November 26th, 2012

Nominate for: Advocating for Another 2012

by Amanda

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

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November 23rd, 2012

Give Back: Charity Sunday

by Amanda

As the year comes to a close – the holiday season is here! Now is the time for to see those we love, exchange gifts and goodies, and create memories. It’s also a great time to reflect on the year, our accomplishments, and how we can help and support others.

 

This weekend starts the official gift-buying portion of the season. But alongside Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday is a day of gifting that has a heart-warming addition: Charity Sunday. This Sunday, November 25th, is a day when holiday shoppers can put their spending to good use by supporting charities, non profits, and causes. It’s an opportunity to open your wallet and your heart to purchase gifts in a way that will also help others. The intent behind Charity Sunday is to highlight good causes that offer items that people can purchase to support a great cause. And, by buying an item from these causes – you’ll be donating right to the cause and other fundraisers that will really make a difference.  You can also give a donation in your name or a loved one’s name. Not only will you be finding a unique gift – you will also be giving back. It’s definitely a give/give and win/win situation – and one that will last long past Christmas morning.

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November 19th, 2012

Featuring Health Blogs Day 19

by Amanda

In honor of National Health Blog Post Month – we’re featuring health blogs and the bloggers who write them!

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Trials & Tribulations of Being Type 1 Diabetic

@kellywpa

“I have several complications from diabetes.  I write about my health because I struggled for a long time trying to figure out how to manage blood sugar while dealing with gastroparesis.  I wanted to be able to share the things that I have learned with others.  Although there are a lot of bloggers writing about diabetes, not very many of us are writing about our struggles with complications.”

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November 19th, 2012

Roundtable Recap: ADHD

by Amanda

Last Friday we talked about ADD and ADHD with leaders in the community who had a ton to say about awareness, stigma, treatment, and what it’s like to find yourself in such a misunderstood (and often-shamed) condition that affects each person differently. –Amanda

 

Roundtable Recap: ADHD

by Marissa

 

Image source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20441463,00.html

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November 16th, 2012

Interview with: Coach Nicole of Acacia

by Amanda

It’s Fitness Friday and we have a new interview with Coach Nicole of Acacia . Nicole and her team focus on helping their community live healthy, joyful lives.

1.       Tell us how you became a fitness advocate and why it’s important to you?

I have been an advocate for fitness and health most of my life! Healthy living is one of my passions and I believe that health is the real key to lifelong happiness. It helps you live longer, stay independent, and enjoy life’s greatest pleasures and experiences. When you have good health and fitness, you hold the key to a happy life. That’s why I care so much about helping others achieve better health and improved fitness.

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November 15th, 2012

Featuring Health Blogs Day 16

by Amanda

In honor of National Health Blog Post Month – we’re featuring health blogs and the bloggers who write them!

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Crohnological Order

@kathfantastic

“I try to express how I live with Crohn’s Disease using humour and light hearted stories. I want people who already suffer, are new to the disease or have a loved one who suffers, to know there is light at the end of the colon! “

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