Month: April 2015


Health Activist Highlight: The Bipolar Mama

Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month – Lauren!   Lauren is a Bipolar Disorder Health Activist who blogs to help eliminate the stereotype associated with bipolar disorder.  Aside from her own blog, Lauren regularly contributes to Stigmama.com and Stigma Fighters. She is  an active player for the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby League and works…

Tech and Social Media Health Activist Twitter Chat

 WEGO Health talked about the roles social media and technology have played in peoples' Health Activist journeys.    [View the story "Health Activism and Tech #HAChat" on Storify]

Health Activist Highlight: ColitisNinja

Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month - Amber!  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in February of 2011. I've been in a roller coaster battle ever since. Last year I had two surgeries (ileal-pouch anal anastomosis). In March of 2014 I fell in love with blogging and raising…

Living Above Cancer

By Steve Brown www.remissionman.com   I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I played three sports as a kid, attended college on a soccer scholarship, and hung on the fringe of a pro career but never quite broke through. I grew up healthy and happy and remained that way as an adult. In the mid…

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – My Heart Your Hands

We partnered with some great organizations for the Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. My Heart, yourHands is one of our partners that we’re highlighting in today’s blog.   My Heart, yourHands was founded by Judy Bode and Stephanie Zimmerman, who both survived childhood cancers. With their organization they aim to share the story of potential late effects…

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Obesity Action Coalition

We’re highlighting the amazing work of our partners in this year’s Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards. Today Obesity Action Coalition takes the spotlight.     Obesity Action Coalition combines advocacy, support, and education to make strides in the fight against obesity. Over the past decade, the Coalition has become a trusted source for updates in…
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