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Ilana Jacqueline
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Ilana Jacqueline is an Editorial Director at WEGO Health, a patient advocate and the author of the book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness.

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Guide to Patient Culture on Social Media

2020 Guide to Patient Culture on Social Media

Patient culture will bloom wherever it’s planted. It started on message boards and trickled into Facebook Groups, it spread across twitter and broke through your Instagram feed, it wove it’s way through Reddit threads and has even erupted across TikTok. Every platform has a purpose, a mission, a community shouting to be heard in 120…
Patient Influencers and The Impact of Authenticity

The Patient Perspective: Patient Influencers and The Impact of Authenticity

As any patient will tell you, there’s nothing like out of touch, unsolicited medical advice from companies to get them to slam the door in your face. When you’re sick and you’re trying to decide how to manage it — there’s simply nothing more infuriating than a tone-deaf portrayal of your illness in a commercial…
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