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September 8, 2008

Raising awareness of “invisible illnesses” through blogging: 8-12 September

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Did you know that today marks the start of the annual “Invisible Illness Week”?

This year, hundreds of people are using their blogs to raise awareness of illnesses which often can’t be seen, but are very real to those suffering with them. According to Chronic Care in America, 133 million Americans live with a chronic condition, and US Census Bureau records show that about 96% of illnesses are invisible and no assistive device is utilized.

The Invisible Illness Blog suggests some ways of telling others about the campaign, including emailing or leaving a comment on the blog of someone who writes about illness issues, or composing your own blog article, forum or social network entry. read more

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