Launch of The Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access Hoodie

Launch of The Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access Hoodie

April 24, 2018

Announcing The Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access Hoodie in Honor of Oscar de la Renta    Today, leading healthwear company Care+Wear and international luxury goods firm Oscar de la Renta announced the launch of their first joint project, the Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access...

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Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

March 20, 2018

For 20-year-old Caleigh Miller of Wallkill, New York, life is something to be lived to the fullest. If you ever speak with Caleigh, she’s one of the bubbliest people you’ll ever meet – effervescent and full of energy. Caleigh is many things, a lover of the color pink, an aspiring actress and also a chronic illness fighter. Caleigh shares her top tips for staying occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.

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Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

March 08, 2018 8 Comments

“What can I do to help?” Cancer caregivers - family and friends of cancer patients - want to provide meaningful support but often times are at a loss for what to say or do. In fact, there are a lot of different things you can do to help your loved...

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The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

February 28, 2018 2 Comments

The what-do-I-wear questions multiply when you are preparing for chemotherapy treatment. However, a little planning ahead of time can reduce the stress you feel about preparing for your treatment. At Care+Wear, we understand that it is hard to know what clothes to wear in order to be comfortable and warm...

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Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

February 28, 2018 1 Comment

Many people have asked us about receiving antibiotics through an IV. We thought that this post would be helpful for our community and we wanted to help shed some light on IV antibiotics. Please feel free to email us with anything else that you would like to learn about. Why...

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What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

February 28, 2018 2 Comments

What is TPN? Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. In other words, it provides nutrients for patients who do not have a functioning GI tract or who have disorders requiring complete bowel...

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4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

February 27, 2018

When you’ve had breast cancer, one of the biggest challenges can be determining how and when is the right way to tell a potential partner about your cancer. Whether you’re a current breast cancer patient or have completed your treatment, the idea of going on a date is already daunting enough,...

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Lyme Disease is a Thief: Hard Realities of a Lyme Warrior

Lyme Disease is a Thief: Hard Realities of a Lyme Warrior

January 29, 2018

On top of being a wife and month, Valerie Brock is bravely fighting Late Stage Lyme disease. Here she sheds light on the the hard realities behind common Lyme Disease sayings, symptoms and struggles. "Lyme disease is a Thief" Lyme disease affects every aspect of my life. The saying that "Lyme is...

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The Parsons Project: Through the Students' Lens

The Parsons Project: Through the Students' Lens

January 22, 2018

It's safe to say that the future falls on our new generation to create, innovate and drive business, community and beyond. In honor of this we asked the Parsons students involved in The Patient Gown by Care+Wear x Parsons to share their experiences in being part of something that evolved to...

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Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

January 17, 2018

As you can imagine, there’s no way to ever be prepared to hear you have cancer; and even once you are diagnosed, there’s no way to be prepared for the physical and emotional road that lies ahead. Twenty-two years into my relatively healthy life – and I say relatively only...

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Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown

Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown

January 16, 2018

Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown: A Parsons student & Care+Wear intern's Story Our incredible intern, Irene Lu, shares her experiences working on the Parsons Project and at Care+Wear and how these introduced new approaches to design and patient understanding. At Parsons we take a variety of courses designed to teach us...

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The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

January 05, 2018

Our good friend and overall lady boss, Christie Mangir, shares her ultimate wardrobe list for prepping for breast cancer treatments, surgeries and other related procedures. She is the ultimate fighter and has made it her professional and personal mission to give back to the breast cancer community.  When I was...

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