Tag: Myths


HAWMC Day 7 – Sensationalize

  Today's Prompts: Say WHAT!? What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about health or your condition? Where did you hear it and what did you think? Share a ludicrous headline or cure.  Do a news search and choose a ridiculous headline or proposed cure about your condition and write what you think about it.…

Correcting Myths in Honor of World Alzheimer's Day

Today is World Alzheimer's Day and September is World Alzheimer's Month - so we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some Health Activists in the Alzheimer's community a question that we've found really helpful for raising awareness: What are the biggest myths or misconceptions about Alzheimer's Disease? If Alzheimer's isn't something that…

The Final Showdown: Myths vs. Truths!

  Image credit: ejbsf on Flickr In honor of our Myth Mugshots Photo contest, in this week’s #HAChat, we encouraged Health Activists to put it all out there.  No pomp and frills, just stating the myths and then debunking them with truths that we, as empowered patients in the online community, are all too aware…

This Week's #HAchat: Myths about Social Media, e-Patients, and More!

In honor of our Myth Mugshot contest going on this week over on our Facebook page - we're dedicating this week's Health Activist Tweetchat to talking about myths... and truths.   Similar to our first chat of the month - which focused on defining a "myth," discussing where myths comes from, and some of the…

May Mugshot Contest to Combat Myths, Misconceptions, & Stigma

The only real way to combat myths, misconceptions, & stigma is by raising awareness and sharing what is real: facts, stats, info, and narratives. This is exactly where Health Activists excel and align. No matter what your condition or health focus may be - you are dedicated to filling in the information gaps where stigma.…

#HAchat Recap: Health Activist Mythbusters

May is all about setting the record straight.  Across conditions there are countless myths, misconceptions, and stigma.  Where do these myths come from you might ask?  In the end they stem from a lack of education, and the fact that sometimes it’s easier to accept the myth then look for the real answer, or try…
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