Month: May 2013

Announcing the First Annual 2013 Community Choice Awards!

In partnership with ExL and the Digital Health Coalition, WEGO Health is excited to announce the first annual 2013 Community Choice Awards! The Community Choice Awards will recognize the healthcare organizations, teams, and individuals that are finding new ways to provide tangible value to online patient communities. Nominations are open from now until September 15th. Winners will be announced at…

The Wit & Wisdom of Neurotransmitters: A Layperson’s Guide to Psychiatric Drugs

Today's guest post comes from author David Blistein. Make sure to visit our Facebook page to win a copy of his new book!   In order to have intelligent and mutually respectful dialogues with scientists and practitioners, health advocates need to understand the medical as well as the sociological impacts of a specific disease. But,…

#HA Chat Recap: Community & Content Management

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Suffering in Silence: Addressing the Social Stigma of Fistula

The following guest post is from Kate Leisner of Women and Health Alliance International. As we spend National Women’s Health Week empowering women to make responsible health decisions, particular attention needs to be drawn to an often overlooked barrier to women’s care: the social stigma of obstetric fistula. Ever year, thousands upon thousands of women…

Health Activist Interview: Shane Kinard

Today is Tuberous Sclerosis complex (TSC) Global Awareness Day. Following is an interview with Shane Kinard, a Health Advocate, CEO and Founder of TheVoicesof Tuberous Sclerosis, and Volunteer at The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.   Tell us about the experience of finding out your daughter had TSC 25 years ago. We were devastated when we first…

May 7 #HAChat Recap: Food Allergies

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