October 13th, 2014

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Metastatic Breast Cancer

by WEGO Health

Health Activist Julie provides her list of tips and ideas to better handle the emotional roller coaster of your metastatic breast cancer journey.

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October 13th, 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!

Mental Illness Stigma: Overcoming the “Scarlet Letter” of Our Times

Emily Grossman talks about overcoming the stigma of mental illness, comparing it to wearing the “Scarlet Letter”. 

If you are experiencing issues surrounding your mental health well being, seek out support from those close to you, as well a health care provider. There is no shame in asking for help! 

Get Your Doctor to Stop Using Medical Jargon

Ever had a trip to the doctor’s office, maybe to get test results, and after they told you those results, all you can say is “Huh?”

How do you get your doctor to stop using medical jargon, and give you a better idea/understanding of what is going on? Are there follow up questions you typically ask your doctor after getting test results? 

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October 10th, 2014

World Mental Health Day

by WEGO Health

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October 9th, 2014

Your Patient Journey – Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

This week, we took a look at the positive experiences we’ve had and the lessens we’ve learned from our patient experiences!

tweetchat-update

 

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October 8th, 2014

Shining a Light on Mental Illness

by WEGO Health

It’s crucial to continuously try to reduce the stigma of illnesses, especially for mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we’d highlight a great mental health resource, the This is My Brave blog.

 
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October 8th, 2014

Book Giveaway – “Two Bipolar Chicks”

by WEGO Health

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October 7th, 2014

Health Activism Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health
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

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!

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 …

by WEGO Health

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!

by WEGO Health

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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