Month: February 2012


#HAchat Recap: Finding “Dr.” Right

As February comes to a close, we reflect on the ultimate quest, finding Mr. Dr. Right!  Finding the right doctor can make all the difference in your care, but how do you know he/she’s “THE ONE”??  Health Activists gave us tips for finding the right Dr. and maintaining a good relationship in this week’s #HAChat.…

Social Tone: Health Networks vs. Standard Communities

One of the things I love best about working at WEGO Health is hearing directly from Health Activists about their motivations for going – and staying – online; essentially, how the internet and social media has changed the lives of both patients and caregivers today.  Generally, we hear that people go online looking for support…

This Week's #HAchat: Matchmaking with Your Healthcare Team

Photo credit jfcherry on Flickr This month's final #HAchat will wrap up our Matchmaking theme and act as a segue into our theme for March: Health Activists and Healthcare Professionals. Let's talk about the relationships we have with our healthcare teams, PCPs, and how that plays in to our Health Activism.   Do you discuss…

Upcoming Health Activist Panel: Sickle Cell Disease

In our ongoing efforts to empower Health Activists, we’ll be holding a Panel for active members of the online Sickle Cell Disease community. We’re hoping to bring together patients and caregivers to discuss important conversations that are happening in the community as well as identify unmet needs.   A few things to know about our…

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Christie Germans

I'd like to introduce you to Hilarious Health Activist Finalist and MS Health Activist - Christie Germans! Christie blogs over at The Lesion Journals and brings humor along with her glimpse into life with Multiple Sclerosis. She balances lighter content with educational posts and resources for those in her community. It's clear that she enlightens…

#HAchat Recap: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!

[caption id="attachment_4013" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image credit violetknows on Flickr"][/caption] February’s Health Activist Matchmaking Month is coming to a close and this week’s #HAChat focused on matchmaking within your online community.  Matchmaking is a great way to build up your network, help people help each other, and take some of the pressure off of you as…
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