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Jackie Zimmerman is the Patient Leader Network Manager for WEGO Health. She is also an ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis patient and the founder of <a>Girls With Guts</a>. Jackie has been blogging and advocating for over 10 years.  You can find Jackie on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/jackiezimm">Twitter </a>and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wegojackiez">Facebook</a>.

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Eating Disorder Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders! This past week the online health community celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  This awareness campaign is meant to start a conversation, help raise awareness, bust myths, and provide help for those struggling with an eating disorder. Thousands of patients, supports, and advocates turned to social media this past week to celebrate…

#WEGOHealthChat Recap: Balancing Self-Care and Advocacy

For the month of love, we focused on self-care and how to continue to put yourself first - even when it's tough! Our co-hosts, @RieOfLetters and @PCOSSUpportGirl, both massive supporters of self-care and self-care practices, shared incredibly useful suggestions and tips for putting yourself first and still being a great advocate. Looking for the best…

What conferences should Patient Leaders have on their radar this year?

With a new year ahead of us, we have the chance to start filling up our schedules with great healthcare-related conferences! We asked our Patient Leader Connection Facebook Group* what were the must-attend conferences for 2018. We were delighted to see interest in various conferences across all condition areas and topics. We've listed a few…

January #WEGOHealthChat Recap: Your 2018 Advocacy Goals

Goals! Everybody has them, but Patient Leaders seem to be some of the most goal-oriented people around. We're always so impressed with the goals our Patient Leaders set and achieve year after year. That's why we were so egar to ask our Network what they hoped to accomplish in 2018. We know these Leaders have…

Menopause Patient Leader #FollowFriday – January 12th, 2018

Continuing with the women's health theme this month, we're featuring three remarkable menopause Patient Leaders. These women are removing the stigma surrounding menopause and working incredibly hard to empower women along the way. Not only have these three decide to share their own stories, but they've all made it their mission to support and educate…

Cervical Cancer Patient Leader #FollowFriday – January 5th, 2018

January is cervical health awareness month. To help raise awareness, we're featuring three amazing cervical cancer survivors and Patient Leaders. Take a few minutes to learn about why they advocate and why talking about cervical health is so important in the lives of all the women we love.   Erica Frazier Stum Cervical Cancer Patient…

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