Month: February 2011


February Slide Show: Chronic Illness and Relationships

Relationships can be tough, but adding the management of a chronic illness to the mix can create a whole new challenge. Last February we hosted a webinar about Chronic Illness and Relationships (sound familiar? maybe you attended!). The webinar was a big hit, sparking some great conversation on a tough topic that hit home with lots…

“Hey, I like that!” New “Like” Feature Comes to the WEGO Health Community!

Think back to elementary school when you: completed an assignment, used your very best cursive, finished a whole book in a month, or completed a classroom chore. You earned an awesome star sticker! (Like this one here.) Wasn't that a great feeling? The sticker said - "Someone thinks I did a great job!" - and…

Interviewing Health Activists: Nelson Freytes from Transplant Cafe

[caption id="attachment_715" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="TransplantCafe.com"][/caption] In honor of National Donor Day, I had the opportunity to interview a Health Activist who started an amazing health community dedicated to the conversation of organ transplant. Nelson Freytes created Transplant Cafe to offer a place for people who are in the unique position  and to "Increasing transplant awareness…

Finish This Tweet: February

[caption id="attachment_707" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Tweet! Tweet!"][/caption] Inspired by the always-awesome Ms. Alicia Staley, the WEGO Health editorial team has another Tweet for you to finish.  This month, we want you to finish this Tweet: A health activist is ... How would you finish this Tweet?  Or do you need more than 140 characters, and you…

Guest Post: February, Family, and Friends

Today's post is a wonderful Guest Post (and must-read!) by Health Activist Julia Olenik blogger at the awesome blog Reasonably Well. In her guest post she shares her experience with that third relationship conflict mentioned in our theme: your condition vs. your family (and friends). Julia offers real, honest advice and I know you're going…

Afternoon Community Content Round-Up

Enjoying a snack break? Winding down after a long day of writing, reading, and arithmetic (do you do math during your day?)? Well, here are some quick discussions posts from around the community that you should check out. They're quick, thought-provoking, and would look great with a side of your two-cents! Glance over this List of Fabulous Alzheimer's…
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