Month: February 2011


Interviewing Health Activists: Heart Disease Month and Lois Trader

In honor of American Heart Month, we're honored to be highlighting WEGO Health member Lois.  Self-described as "At 46 years old this physically fit, successful, positive, driven woman life was changed in a heart beat. Her personal journey of being diagnosed with heart disease and learning to live with it has inspired her to help…

Guest Post: Ginger Vieira “Setting Goals, Asking Yourself Why”

[caption id="attachment_741" align="alignleft" width="177" caption="@GingerVieira"][/caption] Today’s post is a Guest post by Diabetes Activist Ginger Vieira. You may recognize Ginger from our Vlog Contest where she submitted one of the winning vlogs entries! Ginger is an enthusiastic Health Activist whose passion comes from a love of healthy living and exercise. Her dedication to living well…

New Survey: How Do You Use Technology For Health?

You use technology in your everyday life - but how do you use technology for your health? WEGO Health is conducting a brand new study on people's use of new technologies for health. Whether you're using a mobile app to track your health, researching new studies online, getting fit with a video game system, or…

What is a Health Activist? White Paper

We use the term "Health Activist" often - to promote, commend, qualify, and truly set these patient experts apart from the pack of run-of-the-mill online health searchers. The internet is a big place and there are so many voices but we truly believe the Health Activist voices are the ones to listen most closely to.…

One Small Step for Social Media Junkies, One Giant Step for Pharma-kind

I’d planned to fold my hands and participate only with my eyes and mind during Pharma’s first foray into the world of the mysterious, often untamed Twitter chat (#Rxsave). But after @AstraZenecaUS’s first question: “What is best way to increase awareness of prescription savings programs?” – how could I not jump in? A pervading answer…

Guest Post: Jenna from Art Apple A Day gives a Health Activist Take on Last Night’s #Rxsave Chat

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="146" caption="@ArtAppleADay"][/caption] Today we have a guest post written by wonderful Ankylosing Spondylitis Activist, Jenna Visscher from her community The Feeding Edge (@ArtAppleADay). The post is a Health Activist's perspective on last night's very first Pharma Twitter Chat hosted by AstraZeneca (@AstraZenecaUS). Jenna offers us all hope as she takes an encouraging…
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