November 14th, 2012
Today is World Diabetes Day! So we wanted to share this recap of last Friday’s Roundtable with awesome Health Activists in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). How are you raising awareness this month? –Amanda
Roundtable Recap: Diabetes Awareness Month
In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, WEGO Health decided to highlight (and learn) about the disease that may seem a little taboo to those who are not directly affected by Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. We love to bring awareness and information to others who may be able to use the info to help themselves or those in their community. In Friday’s roundtable we focused on Diabetes. We found several amazing men and women who are also trying to spread the word about Diabetes, Jen (@BlueHeelSociety), Tarra (@msfirecracker22), Mark-John (@markjohn1 ), Sara (@saraknic), Tony (@type1rider), and Gloria (@GloriaLoring). These six incredible people shared their stories and their helpful advice about managing the disease, advocating for yourself, and facts about Diabetes.
November 12th, 2012
A few weeks ago we had the honor of co-hosting a panel discussion alongside Amy of Treatment Diaries. The discussion centered on the patient experience and how social media and online resources are helping change patients and caregivers’ lives for the better. It was an awesome chat that happened during the panel and on Twitter – and we hope to do more of these in the future! Thanks to Treatment Diaries for hosting and sharing this recap with us:
September 28th, 2012
We had an incredible Roundtable last Friday in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. While other cancers seem to get the spotlight – the symptoms of ovarian cancer are often mistaken for other things and misdiagnosis is common. As a woman I found the information absolutely invaluable. I’m so glad we got to know these three Health Activists – they are doing amazing things for the Ovarian Cancer and women’s health communities. –Amanda
September 27th, 2012
In the spirit of Invisible Illness Awareness, WEGO Health partnered with Christine Miserandino of But You Don’t Look Sick to host a series of Roundtables with Health Activists. In the first installment, Christine discusses “The Journey to Diagnosis” with leaders in the online health community: Amy Una Vita Bella, Rhiann of My Brain Lesion and Me, Andrea of The Great Bowl Movement, and Michele of Your Life After Trauma.
September 20th, 2012
You may have noticed that we did something a little different during last week’s #HAChat. #HAChat and #HARoundtable have combined forces to bring you a new and improved #HAChat 2.0. We brought a group of fabulous ladies from the Invisible Illness community together for a live discussion while also hosting our weekly twitter chat. The result was incredible. Not only did we hear from some wonderful voices of the invisible illness community, we saw lots of new twitter handles in the chat as well! In honor of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, here are some highlights from last week’s discussion.
August 30th, 2012
Continuing with A4A month, Monday’s HA Roundtable focused on parenting and caregiving for a special needs child. The role that a parent or caregiver has with a special needs child is a very complex one. During Monday’s roundtable, Michele Julis-Gianetti, Adrienne Bashista (@easytolovebut and @adriennegail) and Caroline McGraw (@awishcomeclear) shared their life, experiences and helpful tips in regards to caring for their loved ones with special needs. Below are some highlights that I would like to share. The discussion was definitely a compelling and interesting chat!
August 22nd, 2012
We’re hosting Roundtable chats every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Noon ET in August. This Monday’s chat focused on the topic of “Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness.” Here were Monday’s panelists:
Scott Benner – http://www.ardensday.com/
Christina Ghosn – http://www.stickwithitsugar.com
August 10th, 2012
In honor of Advocating for Another month we’re hosting Roundtable chats every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon Eastern. Our first chat was this Wednesday and focused on the topic of “Writing about Your Children Online.” We hope you’ll be able to join one of the chats – you can RSVP here on our Facebook event to see who else will be attending.