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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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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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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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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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Prevention Stages of Breast Cancer

Prevention Stages of Breast Cancer

December 21, 2016

We were recently contacted by Jennifer who asked to write a guest post for us on the prevention stages of breast cancer. Please find her article below! Thank you Jennifer for adding your insights for our community.  Everyone knows the importance of prevention of any of the diseases and especially...

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Customer Interview: A day with AB

Customer Interview: A day with AB

December 08, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to sit down and chat with one of our amazing customers. She's been fighting lymphedema and we were so inspired by her story. Please see below for some tidbits from our catch up with her!  How has living with a PICC line been? It has...

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Advances in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

Advances in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

October 31, 2016

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close today, we decided to highlight some of the advances that have been made recently in the detection and treatment of the disease.  Most women, after diagnosis with the disease, go through a grueling combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.  The...

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s Humble Beginnings

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s Humble Beginnings

October 21, 2016

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We wanted to share a post on the history of the beginnings of this amazing initiative to drive awareness for breast cancer. Every October, America seems to become awash with the color pink (or Fuchsia and Berry as we...

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The Power of Celebrity Health Advocacy

The Power of Celebrity Health Advocacy

August 16, 2016

In recent years, the modern celebrity’s job description has expanded to include the role of health advocate. When celebrities are candid about their battles with illness or disease, they often spark widespread discussion about their condition. From Shannon Doherty’s continuing battle with breast cancer, to Yolanda Foster and her family’s...

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