Month: March 2012


Announcing the HAAwards Winners: Scott Benner

Scott Benner is the winner of our 2011 Advocating for Another Award for his work as a Type 1 Diabetes parent and advocate on Arden's Day. Scott's work raising awareness for juvenile diabetes centers around the detailed perspective he offers on Arden, his daughter, and her journey with diabetes as well his own journey as…

#HAchat Recap: Through the Looking Glass: Tips to Make Your Doctor’s Visits More Pleasant from a Patient/Doctor

We had another fabulous guest host for this week’s #HAChat, Dr. Gwenn!  Dr. Gwenn is both a physician and a patient with a chronic condition, which provides interesting insight into this month’s discussion of Health Activism and Healthcare Providers (HCPs).  Yesterday’s topic focused on a typical doctor’s visit and on Dr. Gwen’s three tips to…

Tuesday's #HAchat: The Dynamics of Today's Healthcare Visit – Hosted by Dr Gwenn

We're so excited about next Tuesday's Health Activist Tweetchat. As the perfect final chat for our Health Activists & Healthcare Professionals Month, we'll be joined by Dr. Gwenn, author, physician, and Internet aficionado. Dr. Gwenn writes over at  of Pediatrics Now and has penned the book CyberSafe. You can see her work on the Huffington Post and her…

Health Activist Roundtable: What Autism Health Activists Want YOU to Know

Last week’s Health Activist Roundtable was held in honor of National Autism Month.  The Roundtable brought together several leaders of the online Autism community share insight into the needs of their communities.  Check out what these Health Activists want YOU to know about autism and being an autism parent: "Social media gives me a place…

Alterna-treatments: Moving Towards “Integrative” Rather than “Alternative” Care

Beyond western biomedicine there is the world of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  Alternative therapies are commonly discussed in communities as a way to ease pain and deal with the stress of managing symptoms, side effects, and stress.  But alternative therapies come with a lot of caveats.  TiffanyAndLupus We rip them open & debate & realize…

It's Almost Time for Health Activist Writer's Month!

Well everyone - March is winding down which means it’s almost April or, as we like to call it, Health Activist Writer's Month. Better still, that means it's almost time to kick-off our Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC) – our month-long challenge (30 days, 30 posts) created especially for health writers and bloggers. We've…
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