Month: July 2011


Interviewing Health Activists: Annie Martin on Empowerment

    Today we have an empowerment-themed interview with wonderful Health Activist Annie Martin. Annie blogs over at Fragile Annie, where she focuses on moving past chronic illness into living well or, as her blog states boldly: "It's Time To Get Over How Fragile You Are." Her blog affirms this positive stance and it was…

Blogging for Empowerment – Straight from the Mouths of Health Activists

Health Activists come in all types – ranging from the leaders of online forums, to caregivers focused on the health of others, to folks who spend their time behind the scenes, making sure online health communities run smoothly for everyone else.  As we’ve discussed with this month’s theme “Empowering Your Community and Yourself,” empowerment is…

Health Activist How To: Video

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FDA Hosts Twitter Chat to Discuss Health App Regulation

Wednesday I came across a Google+ post by Nick Dawson, saying that the FDA was about to host a Twitter Chat on Health Apps and regulation. When I blinked away my disbelief, I was excited to see how they would conduct the chat and, foray as if for the first time, into our turf of…

Standing Up For Yourself Against Misconceptions and Stigma

Today's post delves into an important topic with regards to our theme of Empowerment - standing up for yourself. Growing up we receive mixed messages about what it means to stand up for ourselves, when to do it, and how to go about it. Sometimes we're told to turn the other cheek, ignore things that…

Let’s Chat about Empowerment: Our First Ever Health Activist Tweetchat!

We've been hoping to do a Health Activist Twitter Chat for a while and - this month is the perfect opportunity to kick it off! What better way to brainstorm with all of you but through a live chat? All of us at WEGO Health are so excited to be able to talk, in real…
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