October 8th, 2014

Book Giveaway – “Two Bipolar Chicks”

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October 7th, 2014

Health Activism Health Activist Twitter Chat

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In last week’s #hachat, we discussed how Health Activism affects the patient journeys of Health Activists!

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October 6th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup

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We’ve collected a roundup of some popular health articles that we saw on the web and shared on our WEGO Health social media sites. Check them out here!

Life Can Change in An Instant 

Such an inspiring read! Ally, whose mother was diagnosed with #breastcancerand was also told she was BRCA2+, shares with readers her thoughts and journey of tough decisions. We encourage you to take a look at her post, featured on Nancy’s Point, a blog about breast cancer and loss. 
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October 3rd, 2014

From One Survivor Club to Another …

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Ovarian Cancer Health Activist, Jenni, writes about her journey to start a family, 19 years after cancer. 

 

 

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October 2nd, 2014

WEGO Health Team Spotlight!

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As we continue our series of team member spotlights let’s hear from Kristin!

Kristin

Title:Community Coordinator  

Explain what you do at WEGO Health!

Hey there, Kristin Mraz here. I am one of the Community Coordinators at WEGO Health. As part of the Community Team, I engage with Health Activists, patients, and caregivers every day. That connection could be made through emails being sent regarding an upcoming speaking opportunity that we have or via our social media channels that I help manage. I do help out on a lot of recruitment for our programs, such as finding panelists for conferences or attending Patient Summits. You can also find me helping out the Truvio team or our Sponsor Programs team with presentations and research. Also, I’m the girl that talks in a Southern accent from time to time or is caught dancing to Beyonce.

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September 29th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup!

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We’ve collected a roundup of some popular health articles that we saw on the web and shared on our WEGO Health social media sites. Check them out here!

When My Son Spotted Another Cancer Fighter in Public

We love reading about the connections patients make with one another!

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September 25th, 2014

Winners of “Sickle” Book Giveaway!

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Congratulations to the five winners of our Book Giveaway! Health Activists, Julie, Carol, Antanyah, Joanne and Elle will each be receiving a copy of “Sickle” by Dominique Friend. We asked participants to tell us how they’ve raised awareness for sickle cell and the responses were not only informative but inspiring too!

 

Sickle

Thank you to all of the participants, and stay tuned for the next WEGO Health book giveaway!

September 24th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight

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This week WEGO Health is highlighting Mental Health, Health Activist Wendy! 

Wendy

Wendy

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September 23rd, 2014

6 Causes Of Cancer That Can Be Prevented

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A recent report, released by the American Association for Cancer Research, presented how certain lifestyle choices contribute to, or even cause, cancer. 

Check out the AACR’s graphic in this article. Are there any statistics that stood out to you the most? If so, what one and why?

 

 

 

September 22nd, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup

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We’ve collected a roundup of some popular health articles that we saw on the web and shared on our WEGO Health social media sites. Check them out here!

Prostate Cancer Test

Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? One in seven American men will have prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed.

Check out this article about a new test for prostate cancer which could lead to new treatment development! How are you spreading awareness this month?

Understanding Someone with Chronic Pain 

As a family member or caregiver to someone with chronic pain, what advice would you give to others to help them understand and support those who suffer from chronic pain?

As someone struggling with chronic pain, what would be the one thing you’d share with others to help them understand?

10 Inspiring Books 

Health Activist Sarah, shares with readers the 10 books that have stuck with her. Check our her list on below on her blog “Seriously, Sarah?”

Are any of the books shes listed your personal favorite? What books have inspired you? What books would you recommend to others that are battling a chronic illness?

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

Great article from artist and bipolar advocate Ellen Forney.  Ellen does a fantastic job outlining what bipolar disorder is, how it affects people, and what it feels like to experience a mood disorders.

Using art to explain your condition to others is a great exercise. Share with us your artistic endeavors that incorporate your health and illness experiences!