Meet Ranae Whitmore: “Heartgirl” Who Transformed Her Life

Attention, please: This lady knows how it’s done. If you don’t think you can lose weight, get healthy, and turn your life around, read this…
I met Ranae Whitmore at the recent Health 2.0 conference. She was there because she is an example of the most amazing Health 2.0 success story you can imagine. In the last 20 months, this 52-year-old Red Cross employee from Iowa managed to transform herself from morbidly obese and dejected…

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Eat Your Greens

They keep telling us we should eat lots of veggies and fruit. Obviously, veggies are better — if you don’t want to spike your blood sugar, that is (D’OH). Well, I don’t eat nearly as many servings of greens per day as I ought to. And don’t pretend you do, either.
So what are our options then? Disguise the stuff? No, I mean like the celebs do, hiding them inside other foods that seem more…

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Spring View of Health 2.0, with a Diabetes Twist

It’s a moving target, of course. The whole concept of “Health 2.0” is still being defined, refined, created and recreated. And it was fascinating to be at the epicenter of this creative quake this week in San Diego, at the H2.0 “Spring Fling” event that brought some of the brightest physicians, web developers, entrepreneurs, healthcare consultants and “ePatients” together in one room.
More Patient Community Sites
As you may have noticed, the concept of building…

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Grace, Achieved

Who knows Birdie? Who loves her like I do? Her blog, Aiming for Grace, always offers a combination of the most compelling images and simple words about living with diabetes that stop you in your tracks. It’s the purity of the them that gets you. For example, this recent post about the compulsion to explain ourselves to perfect strangers.
Well, when Birdie marked 20 years of living with Type 1 diabetes in March 2006, she…

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Health 2.0 Made Easy (And What Matters)

While I am busy at the Health 2.0 conference in San Diego today — moderating and learning as much as I can about what the future of healthcare might bring — I have a few related items I wanted to share.
First, in case you’re still uncertain about usefulness of Social Networks, or having trouble explaining them to your boss or your Grandma, have a look at this super-easy lesson from the CommonCraft Show:

See…

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