Month: September 2009


Spotlight: Laurie Edwards

Spotlight: Laurie EdwardsWebsites: A Chronic DoseTwitter: @achronicdoseBlogging since: 2006Occupation: Writer, consultant and professorFavorite vacation spot: Cape Cod, MA; Ireland; Napa/San Francisco, CA.What made you start blogging?I started blogging as a way to gauge my audience and connect with other young adults living with chronic illness. It was great to hear from people who were so…

Confused About the Obama Healthcare Plan? So Are Most Americans

The weekend after President Obama's healthcare address to Congress, WEGO Health partnered with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale to survey 1,042 members of the general public, and 102 Health Activists to find out how many people truly understand the plan.What we learned is that only 36.9% of Americans believe they understand the plan. Most respondents…

Wear Purple for World Alzheimer’s Day

A few of us here at WEGO Health headquarters wore purple to commemorate World Alzheimer's Day and help increase awareness about this year's theme, "Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner":See more pictures of WEGO Health at work, and share your World Alzheimer's Day pictures on our Facebook Fan Page.Our Community Leader Amanda also has some great…

Community Leader Ellen’s Recent Interview with Lisa Copen

Health Activist Lisa Copen joins WEGO Health as the founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. This year it is September 14-20, 2009 and there are a handful of ways to get involved, including a free 5-day virtual conference. Lisa is on a blog tour to help people know about the event and how…

Upcoming Insight Groups: High Risk Pregnancy Health Activists

In our ongoing work to empower Health Activists, we are holding focus groups for people who are active contributors to the online high risk pregnancy community.These focus groups are held remotely, participation involves calling in to a conference call and joining an online meeting.Focus groups will be held at Noon ET, 4PM ET, 6PM ET…

Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) – Compulsion or Addiction?

No doubt you've heard something about "internet addiction." To some, it might seem like a joke or exaggeration. But, infact, more and more people are turning to the Internet or other similar types of media in an excessive, life-altering manner. But the real question is–is IAD an addiction or more of a coping method to…
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