Month: September 2012


Roundtable Recap: Ovarian Cancer

We had an incredible Roundtable last Friday in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. While other cancers seem to get the spotlight - the symptoms of ovarian cancer are often mistaken for other things and misdiagnosis is common. As a woman I found the information absolutely invaluable. I'm so glad we got to know these…

WHPC Coverage: Jamie Inman at MedicineX

As part of our WEGO Health Press Corps program - we send Health Activists to conferences and events to try their hand at journalism. This week we sent Breast Cancer Health Activist Jamie Inman to the MedicineX conference at Stanford. Here's her first post. --Amanda MedicineX Magical Mystery Tour by Jamie Inman Welcome to the…

Roundtable Podcast: Journey to Diagnosis

In the spirit of Invisible Illness Awareness, WEGO Health partnered with Christine Miserandino of But You Don't Look Sick to host a series of Roundtables with Health Activists. In the first installment, Christine discusses "The Journey to Diagnosis" with leaders in the online health community: Amy Una Vita Bella, Rhiann of My Brain Lesion and Me, Andrea of The Great Bowl Movement,…

Notes on October: Tough Stuff Month

When it comes to enjoyable topics - we've run the gamut this month. With Inspiration Month - we have really tried to highlight what makes Health Activists tick - all leading up to the announcement of our 2012 WEGO Health Activist Awards. Now that those are launched and will continue going strong until the deadline of December,…

Correcting Myths in Honor of World Alzheimer's Day

Today is World Alzheimer's Day and September is World Alzheimer's Month - so we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some Health Activists in the Alzheimer's community a question that we've found really helpful for raising awareness: What are the biggest myths or misconceptions about Alzheimer's Disease? If Alzheimer's isn't something that…

What Inspires You to be Great?

In line with our Inspiration Month - we have a post by Editorial Intern Marissa who muses about what it means to be inspired. It's the perfect post for a Friday and will hopefully unlock a few ways you can be inspired to close out September in a positive way. --Amanda   What Inspires You…
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