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PICC Lines and Mitochondrial Disease – My Family’s Fight

PICC Lines and Mitochondrial Disease – My Family’s Fight

July 24, 2017

There aren’t too many times in my life where I can remember not being wrapped up in the world of hospitals, doctors and medical treatments. I was only seven years old when my youngest brother, Tyler, came crashing into this world 7 weeks early. From the very start, we were...

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Being Happy with Cancer

Being Happy with Cancer

July 07, 2017

For 66-year-old Ashok, being diagnosed with lung cancer 8 years ago was difficult, but it strengthened his resolve to enjoy life. When asked, “what advice would you give to people diagnosed with cancer?” he replies, “Just be happy.” Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens is challenging, but...

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7 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness

7 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness

June 27, 2017

Getting ready to go away for the July 4th weekend? Care+Wear advisor, Dr. Greg Weingart, Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, shares his tips for how to best prepare for vacation with a serious or chronic illness. Planning family vacations can be a fun, but...

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Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

June 14, 2017

 My name is Michael Seres and I am the Founder and CEO  of 11 Health and Technologies. When I was 12, I was  diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn’s Disease. After constant intestinal failure and numerous operations, the only solution to my problem was to undergo  a rare small...

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4 of the Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

4 of the Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

June 07, 2017

This past Sunday marked National Cancer Survivor’s Day. In honor of all of the inspiring cancer patients who are still undergoing treatment, health, fitness and beauty writer Margaux Diaz shares a list of the best creams for patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can find more of her tips, reviews and information...

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

May 26, 2017

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Rabinovitz, Associate Professor of Design at the Parsons School of Design, shares his experience enduring a brain abscess and craniotomy, pushing towards recovery and finding himself again. January 19th of 2007 I was sitting in the product design computer lab at Parsons. It...

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NURTURE: Dating and Breast Cancer

NURTURE: Dating and Breast Cancer

April 27, 2017

Elissa Bantug, Care+Wear Advisor, is a two-time breast cancer survivor with an extensive history of breast cancer advocacy and outreach work with multiple cancer organizations. As the Project Manager of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and as the co-director for the Young Women with Breast Cancer Program at the Johns...

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Staying Active with Cystic Fibrosis and a PICC Line

Staying Active with Cystic Fibrosis and a PICC Line

April 17, 2017 2 Comments

Sarah Rusnell was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was an infant. We met Sarah through Rock CF, a Care+Wear partner, when she was running one of their many road races to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Sarah regularly receives treatment through a PICC line to maintain her lung health. Below...

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Announcing our Major League Baseball PICC Line Covers!

Announcing our Major League Baseball PICC Line Covers!

April 13, 2017

We are ecstatic to announce our partnership with Major League Baseball! Since starting Care+Wear three years ago, we’ve been inspired by MLB’s community outreach and have seen how both the teams and the players care about their communities. We have been so impressed by everything they do, so it was a...

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Why I Love My Doctors

Why I Love My Doctors

April 05, 2017

On National Doctor Day, Doug Balder, architect and community activist, shared his story of why he loves his doctor. In 2015 Doug was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Stage 3. Multiple Myeloma is a blood cancer that can affect your bones. Doug has 7 compressed fractures in his back.     ...

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NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

March 29, 2017

Hi, Care+Wear community! My name is Aurora, and I’m a board-certified critical care nurse practitioner at Boston’s top trauma center. You’re reading the first edition of NURTURE, a series of blog posts in which nurses give their firsthand advice. My first nurture post is "7 Reasons to Love Your Port". 1....

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New Performances of Cancer

New Performances of Cancer

March 13, 2017 4 Comments

Dr. Susan Massad is a retired Doctor of Internal Medicine of 51 years.  Dr. Massad's focus was Doctor - Patient communication and the relationship in general.  She continues to lead workshops and conversations through the East Side Institute on creative aging, health and wellness and issues of dementia, death and...

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