August 13th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight: Katherine

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is spotlighting Women’s Health and Postpartum Depression Health Activist, Katherine!

Katherine

Women’s Health, Health Activist Katherine began her journey as a Women’s Health, Health Activist after the birth of her first child, when she battled postpartum depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. She created Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit organization, to provide mothers with postpartum depression a place to receive support and information. You can learn even more about Katherine on her personal website and you can follow her through her Twitter handle @postpartumprog

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August 8th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup

by WEGO Health

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!

What It’s Really Like to be Chronically Ill

Are there things that people around you don’t realize or understand about living with chronic illness? If so, what are those things? Has your chronic illness taught you anything about yourself or any life lessons? What are they? 

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August 8th, 2014

Q&A on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome!

by WEGO Health

WEGO Health is excited to present a Q&A on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), hosted by Autoimmune and Chronic Illness Health Activist Ilana and Dr. Santa Maria!
On Friday, August 22nd at 2 p.m. EST, tune in to watch the Q&A Google Plus hangout. Ilana and Dr. Santa Maria will discuss POTS, as well as other relevant related conditions (for example, gastroparesis, mast cell activation, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). They will be taking questions prior to the Google hangout, and you can submit them via email to POTSResearchGroup@Yahoo.com, or via Twitter to @doctorBocaRaton or @ilanajacqueline.
Don’t forget to tune in to watch the Google Plus hangout!

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August 6th, 2014

WEGO Health Employee Spotlight!

by WEGO Health

Andrew

Title: VP Technology

Explain what you do at WEGO Health!

I build and manage technology to help discover, connect and empower Health Activists through programs like Health Activist Awards and Sharing Hubs.

How have Health Activists affected your outlook on health?

They’ve helped me better understand the critical role patients are going to play in healthcare going forward.

If you had one super power what would it be? Why?

Hmm, this is a hard one. I would love to be able breathe underwater. I love scuba diving and boating and would love to be able to explore the ocean more.

What are your hobbies/what activities put a smile on your face?

Anything on or near the water is my happy place. I love boating, waterskiing, diving and anything else near the water.

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August 5th, 2014

OAC Your Weight Matters Convention Ticket Giveaway: Winners Announced!

by WEGO Health

The winners of the OAC Your Weight Matters National Convention are Kaleb and Valerie! Kaleb and Valerie now have the opportunity to attend OAC’s Your Weight Matters National Convention, document their experiences and gain insights on weight and obesity management!

Your Weight Matters National Convention 2014 is hosted by The Obesity Action Coalition. The event will feature industry leaders who will be discussing weight, nutrition, exercise, weight bias, emotional struggles with weight and more! If you’d like to attend, it’s not too late! You can register and learn more about the event here.

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July 31st, 2014

Health Activist Chat on Financial Management

by WEGO Health
This week, our Health Activist Twitter chat was centered around finances and managing your illness. If you missed the chat, you can read the recap of it here!

July 30th, 2014

Winners of “It’s an Extraordinary Life” Book Giveaway!

by WEGO Health
Congratulations to the winners of this month's WEGO Health book giveaway! Five winners will each be getting a copy of “It’s an Extraordinary Life” by Randall Broad.

July 25th, 2014

Health Activist Weekly Roundup!

by WEGO Health
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!

July 23rd, 2014

Health Activist Twitter Chat on Lyme Disease

by WEGO Health
In this Health Activist Twitter chat, Lyme Disease Health Activist Christina discussed with community members how they manage their symptoms, doctors and diets! Get the recap here.

July 18th, 2014

WEGO Health Weekly Roundup

by WEGO Health
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! Read more.