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Feature Friday: Aaron Blocker, IBD Health Activist

“I really wish that I make some kind of difference in their lives and to show them that even though IBD is a terrible disease that we can achieve great things. Not that it is an easy journey but that we are capable of so much even if we are sick.” Capable indeed. Aaron Blocker,…
Sharing Our Journeys & Information Online

ICYMI: June #HAChat Sharing Our Journeys & Information Online

This month we were joined by Birthday boy Shakir Cannon and engaged in a conversation about sharing your health journeys and information online. Shakir is a sickle cell health activist who is making huge waves across the patient community. He represents patients at conferences (like ePharma Summit 2016), shares his journey through his social media…

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

    • Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26, 2015 and the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is spreading awareness of the disease, it's causes and prevention. • About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the US. • Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers, a carcinogen in construction and consumer products that…

September is Dystonia Awareness Month

In honor of September being Dystonia Awareness Month, the WEGO Health guest blogger this week is Pamela Sloate who is sharing a post she wrote about why Dystonia awareness matters. "Why Dystonia Awareness Matters" When chronic illness strikes, it ushers in a host of issues that impact the entire family. My dystonia was a case…

Losing Faith and Finding it Again in the ICU

When I was in third grade, every night I would press my fingertips together before I drifted off to sleep — it was my little language I had with God. Somehow, I told myself, if I pressed my fingers together as tightly as I could, and felt that warmth in between each tip, whatever I…
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