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Caregivers Awareness Month

At-Home Heroes: Celebrating National Family Caregiver Awareness Month

While 2020 has been marred by the imprint COVID-19 has left in its wake, it has also been a year of raising up those on the front lines fighting this devastating pandemic. We’re thanking first responders and medical professionals in a way we never have before, recognizing the sacrifices they all make daily to help…

Patient Opinion Leaders: 4 Major Opportunities for Impact

Patient Opinion Leaders: A New Breed of Influencer “Knowledgeable patients and caregivers who are passionate about sharing what they know with others”- that’s what defines patient opinion leaders (POLs). They don’t claim to have diagnostic skills and they don’t give medical advice. However, they do want to help others who are facing similar diagnoses and…

Social Life of Health Information

When it comes to health, people have always consulted with others in their social and professional circles. So, whether looking for more info or for data to confirm decisions made, plenty of conversations about health happen outside the examination room. As with so many things, the internet and social networks now make it possible for…

Hemophilia Patient Leader and Caregiver #FollowFriday – November 24th

We did a few Community Insight Groups with the Hemophilia community earlier this year and had the pleasure of getting to know a few of the incredible people advocating in this space. For this week's #FollowFriday let's meet some of the top Hemophilia and blood disorder advocates out there.     Dakota Rosenfelt Hemophilia Patient Leader Facebook …

Empowering Caregivers: Welcoming them to our Health Activist Community

More than 65 million people provide care for loved ones, averaging 20 hours a week. But, like many words in the health world, "caregiving," carries around a vague set of meanings and connotations. As I write this, spellcheck is telling me that it isn't a word (though neither is "spellcheck") but it is a word…
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