Month: February 2012


Today's #HAchat: Health Activist Crushes

Ever come across someone's work on the web that you just admire so much that you wish you were friends with them offline too? Therein lies the elusive "internet crush." Since Health Activists are constantly on the web researching, reading, and absorbing - we know there have got to be some fellow bloggers, tweeters, Facebook…

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Cookie Hopper

I'd like to introduce you to a Rookie of the Year Finalist, and a Health Activist who has made a huge difference by "giving a face" to hundreds of people living with AS, Cookie Hopper of Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Through her work in creating a site that focuses on giving patients living with Ankylosing…

Meet The HAAwards Finalists: Kim Vlasnik

I'd like to introduce you to Rookie of the Year Finalist, and Diabetes Health Activist - Kim Vlasnik! Kim is no stranger to the web, blogging at Texting My Pancreas and drawing hilarious cartoons - but her new project started in 2011 the You Can Do This Project brought a fresh idea to the DOC…

Meet The HAAwards Finalists

In the spirit of Health Activist Matchmaking Month, we will be doing one of my favorite things here on the blog: introducing new Health Activists! Meeting people is a huge part of online community (and the best perk of social media as far as I'm concerned). These Health Activists work alongside you in the landscape…

The Health Activist Awards – All Finalists

Hilarious Health Activist You swear you're at a comedy show.  This Health Activist brings the funny with the advocacy.   Christie Germans - The Lesion Journals Chato Stewart - Mental Health Humor Rick Green - Totally ADD Jaquie Wojcik - Bad Pancreas Jenny - The Bloggess Jackie Zimmerman - Blood, Poop, & Tears Doug Ankerman…

#HAchat Recap: Love and Other Drugs

The start of a new relationship is the most exciting part.  Butterflies flutter in your stomach, your heart lifts when you see a call or text message, you fluctuate between excitement and nervousness while getting ready for a date.  But what about the anxiety that comes from deciding how to tell someone you’re starting to…
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