February 24th, 2015

Health Activist Weekly Roundup

by WEGO Health

 

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6 Ways to Help a Loved One Battle Cancer from a Distance

Know someone who is diagnosed with a chronic illness? Do they live far away? How do you show them support and that you’re thinking of them? 

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February 23rd, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner: The Annie Appleseed Project

by WEGO Health

Check out one of our partners in this year’s Health Activist Awards, Annie Appleseed Project

 

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February 20th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partners: The STD Project

by WEGO Health

We’ve been highlighting partners from this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today’s post is from The STD Project.

Jennelle, founder of The STD Project, has faced stigma and animosity since receiving her diagnosis. In a blog post that features the transcription from her placement in Now Magazine, she takes readers through her emotional journey after being diagnosed.

 

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February 18th, 2015

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Health Activist Highlight: Sarah

by WEGO Health

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Sarah Coglianese was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 33. A neurological disease resulting in paralysis, ALS has no cure or viable treatments, and the average life expectancy is 2-5 years from diagnosis. Now 36, Sarah balances her work as an ALS activist with her work as the mom of an almost-5-year-old. Her website, Speed4Sarah.com, is devoted to raising awareness of ALS through the stories and faces of people who are living with the disease.

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February 17th, 2015

Technology Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

Shakir, a Sickle Cell Disease Health Activist, spoke with last week’s #hachat participants about the benefits and drawbacks of technology taking a larger role in your patient journey. Check out the full conversation below!

 

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February 17th, 2015

#hachat Contest for World Rare Disease Day 2015

by WEGO Health

WEGO Health is hosting this week’s Health Activist Twitter chat on Thursday, February 19th, (rather than February 17th,) at 2pm EST.

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Joining us as hosts is Global Genes, one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy groups in the world. During the one hour chat, we will be testing your knowledge of rare disease facts, talking about how you will be celebrating Rare Disease Day and sharing rare disease resources. Winners will receive a WEGO Health gift card and some WEGO Health swag!

Don’t forget to join our chat at 2pm EST on February 19th: #RARETalk

 

February 16th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partners: Uncover Ostomy

by WEGO Health

Today we’re highlighting one of this year’s Health Activist Awards partners, Jessica of Uncover Ostomy Jessica celebrates 12 years with her ostomy and gives 12 reasons why you should love yours! uncover ostomy read more »

February 9th, 2015

Health Activist Weekly Roundup

by WEGO Health

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Going Red in 2015

February 6th was National Wear Red Day, and February is American Heart Month. Jen, who blogs at My Life In Red, shared 9 tips on “How to Go Red in 2015″.

Educate yourself and others on heart health & share this with family, friends, and other community members ‪#‎americanheartmonth‬ ‪#‎gored‬

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February 5th, 2015

Health Activist Twitter Chat on Overcoming Challenges

by WEGO Health

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February 5th, 2015

Health Activist Spotlight: Katie

by WEGO Health

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