Living With Prostate Cancer: Doug Sparling

Doug is living with metastatic prostate cancer and shares his experience of coming to terms with his diagnosis, treatment, and how making his Cancer as Art series has helped him cope.

Living With: Episode 22 – Susan R

Since being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in 2013, Susan Rahn has been dedicated to advocacy work and shares her experience to raise awareness about MBC and help others who are dealing with the disease.

Health Union Announces Multiple Poster Presentations at the 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Research from Health Union’s Chief Community Officer Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA, and Executive Director of Community Development Sara Hayes, MPH, and co-authors will be shared at the 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The poster sessions featuring research from two of Health Union’s online health communities, and, will be presented at the conference, which takes place on March 6-9, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Living With: Episode 21 – Brooke P

Brooke Pelczynski was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in her senior year of college, the summer before she graduated with a degree in illustration. As a visual artist, she shares her experiences of MS through her drawings on and talks about how art has helped her communicate, connect with others, and cope with this chronic disease.

Living With: Episode 20 – Jessie M

Jessie Madrigal suffered excruciating symptoms for years before finally receiving a diagnosis of endometriosis in her 30’s. Now an advocate for, she shares how living with endometriosis has changed her life and how she works to raise awareness of the condition and its impact on women’s lives.

Living With: Episode 19 – Jeff T

Jeff Ten Broeck was just an infant when he was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. In this interview, he talks about the struggles of being a child with a visible skin condition, the challenges of being a teen and navigating dating, and how he has learned to cope with the emotional aspects.

Living With: Episode 18 – Wren V

Leslie “Wren” Vandever has lived with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for over 30 years. On this episode of the Living With podcast, Wren shares what it’s like to live with RA, her experiences of dealing with flares, and how she’s found ways to keep hope and positivity alive throughout the tough times.

Content Strategy in Online Communities: Going Beyond Content

Content strategy is a key component of Health Union’s approach to community development. Hear first-hand from the people who are immersed in our communities and why Health Union’s approach works through this Q&A with Brian M. Green, Executive Director of Community Development.

Living With: Episode 17 – Hannah N

Hannah Noonan, an advocate on, not only brings a holistic approach to her work as a nutritionist, she also has personally experienced irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).