Archive for ‘how to’

October 25th, 2011

Health Activist How To: In Person Events Part 2

by Amanda

Get ready to hear even more about in person events from our own super-sociable public-speaking extraordinaire Bob Brooks.

In our first video of the series – Bob discussed what you need to do when you’re planning to attend an in-person event – what you should say, who you should plan to talk with, and how to get your elevator pitch down.

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September 19th, 2011

Health Activist How To: In Person Events Part 1

by Amanda

Every day, it seems there are more in person events for Health Activists and their communities. Whether it’s a conference, an awareness event, a tweet-up, a networking event, or something in our Speakers Bureau Program – there are so many important offline events to attend. By getting involved, it’ll help solidify your identity as an advocate and really uncover new ways for you to take your efforts to an elevated, professional level. You never know the opportunities that may arise from networking events – which is why it’s so important to get the most out of them.

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July 12th, 2011

New Webinar! Health Activist How To: Video

by Amanda

We’re really excited about our new WEGOHealth.tv channel and how it’s shared the mission of Health Activists in a new, interactive way. There’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite blogger share their thoughts in action. Video is a huge component of the online world and growing daily in how it is being integrated into health communities!

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May 26th, 2011

A Health Activist’s Guide to Effective Online Advocacy

by Amanda

Whether you’re a seasoned Health Activist ready to take everything to the next level of awesome or just starting out on your advocacy adventure – I’ve compiled a Health Activist’s Guide to Effective Online Advocacy with some things you should always keep in mind as you interact with your health communities!

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February 10th, 2011

Guest Post: February, Family, and Friends

by Amanda

Today’s post is a wonderful Guest Post (and must-read!) by Health Activist Julia Olenik blogger at the awesome blog Reasonably Well. In her guest post she shares her experience with that third relationship conflict mentioned in our theme: your condition vs. your family (and friends). Julia offers real, honest advice and I know you’re going to enjoy reading this as much as I did. –Amanda

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July 30th, 2009

Have you joined a Group?

by admin
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 1st, 2009

We Love Twitter

by admin

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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June 9th, 2009

Silent Illnesses: How to Explain it to Others and Find the Support That’s Right for You

by admin

Modern biomedicine is rife with dilemma. Cells and DNA, hormones, lesions and blood counts are agents of the biomedical diagnosis that often explain a condition as if it were analyzed outside of the patient’s body—like a weed that can be uprooted before it begins to envelop the garden. Yet illnesses are not just pathological processes to be understood and explained solely through the lens of a microscope or the language of science.

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