Month: December 2022

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Our Health Leaders’ Proudest Moments From 2022

The end of the year is often a time for reflection. Many moments make up those 365 days. We asked patient leaders to think about the last year. On the Social Health Network Facebook page, we asked, “In terms of advocacy, what are you most proud of this year?” Patient leaders made many strides in…
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Reshare: Why You Should Be Open With Your Crohn’s Diagnosis

Elizabeth Alvarez was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2011. She was 21 years old and endured many years of suffering...Elizabeth wants nothing more than to share her story, knowledge and special tips she has learned over the 7 years of living with Crohn’s. Her blog shares amazing information and encouraging words to those dealing…
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Reshare: Exploring Blogging as a Newly Diagnosed Patient

April Stearns was diagnosed at 35 years old with stage 3 breast cancer that she found while breastfeeding her daughter. Four years later, while struggling to “go back to normal” and find other women in similar circumstances, April launched Wildfire Magazine. Now she enjoys not only publishing the stories of those “too young for breast…
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