September 3rd, 2014

WEGO Health Team Member Spotlight!

by WEGO Health

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

 

Kristen

Title: Associate Director of Sponsor Programs

Explain what you do at WEGO Health! 

I’m an Associate Director of Sponsor Programs.  I work closely with our healthcare and pharmaceutical sponsors on a daily basis to create valuable and educational programs for online communities and Health Activists.

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September 2nd, 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!

You’re Not Sleeping Properly

Feel like you get plenty of sleep yet you’re still tired in the morning? That could be due to low quality sleep. Check out this infographic we found on how to have a better nights rest!

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August 29th, 2014

Health Activist Personal Story – Nicole Lemelle

by WEGO Health

Check out this brave and inspiring new piece from Multiple Sclerosis Health Activist, Nicole Lemelle.

One of the most recent additions to her blog features a heartfelt post about living with multiple sclerosis.

“I just kept saying, ‘I‘m sorry. I‘m sorry. I‘m sorry.’ From his hands and knees while crouching in urine, he looked at me and said, Don’t ever apologize for having MS.’”
 
 

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August 27th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is spotlighting Lupus Health Activist Tiffany!

Tiffany

Tiffany is active in her mission to raise Lupus awareness! On, Tiffany and Lupus, she blogs about her daily life and shares her experiences living with the illness. Tiffany has also been an an ambassador for S.L.E Lupus Foundation for over three years and even served as its Awareness Committee Chair in 2012! Tiffany believes that knowledge is power and aims to give power to other Lupus patients as best as she can! That’s why she runs the Friends Against Lupus Facebook page and a bi-monthly Twitter chat #LupusChat!

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August 26th, 2014

Winners of “Questioning Protocol” Book Giveaway!

by WEGO Health

Congratulations to the winners of this month’s WEGO Health book giveaway! We asked participants to tell us how they are their own and others’  health advocate and the responses were great. Five winners will each be getting a copy of “Questioning Protocol” by Randi Oster.

This month’s winners are: Lori, Janet, Rhia, Susan and Aaron!

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August 25th, 2014

Health Activist 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!

How Anxiety Influences Your Health

No one likes to experience bouts of stress or anxiety — and when it becomes a chronic occurrence, its impact can go from a little annoyance to a health hazard. Whether you’re experiencing an isolated, high-stress situation or you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorder, your physical reaction to the emotion can affect you in more ways than you may have realized. Read on to discover how anxiety changes your body, whether it’s your immediate reaction to stress or a long-term battle.

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August 22nd, 2014

What Is Your Normal?

by WEGO Health

IBD Health Activist, Brian, points out a common discussion among many patients and caregivers - how their illness affects their day-to-day life.

In June, Brian reflected on how IBD affects his daily life while sitting in New York City’s Central Park. He stated that while there are moments when IBD patients – and all chronic illness patients for that matter – have “normal” days, many non-patients don’t understand the behind-the-scenes planning that is necessary in order to make this happen.

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August 21st, 2014

Vacation and Travel Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

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August 20th, 2014

Health Activist Spotlight: Peachy Pains

by WEGO Health

This week WEGO Health is spotlighting Arthritis Health Activist Peachy Pains! 

Peachy Pains

 

Peachy Pains’s Health Activist journey began when she was diagnosed with arthritis in 2000 and began blogging in 2009! Peachy not only blogs about arthritis but everyday topics as well, like fashion, cooking and house projects! Her motivation for documenting her life is to give hope to those who are newly diagnosed that they can accomplish their goals, despite their illness. You can connect with Peachy Pains through Twitter: @PeachyPains!

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August 19th, 2014

Handling Embarrassing Diseases

by WEGO Health

There are lots of embarrassing conversations you never want to have, especially with your doctor. In reality, not having those squeamish talks with your HCP could land you in an even more uncomfortable spot later on.

Your doctor has seen it all, it doesn’t phase her/him. How can we get over our embarrassment and move forward to better health?

We think we all need a copy of the classic “Everybody Poops” so we can start having conversations that go beyond Google regarding taboo health subjects that shouldn’t be taboo in the first place!

“People don’t want to offend or hurt anyone’s feelings, but medicine is a customer-based process,” she said. “Find someone you are comfortable with. It’s essential so that getting information out of you is not a tug of war.”

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