A Different Kind of Superhero – Caregiver Spotlight: Erin Crapser

A Different Kind of Superhero – Caregiver Spotlight: Erin Crapser

June 06, 2018

One of our favorite caregivers is Erin Crapser. Erin is mother to 5 kids, including 25-year-old Morgan. Morgan has developmental disabilities and gastrointestinal disease which requires her to receive TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition). TPN, also known as intravenous or IV nutrition, allows patients who have issues with their digestive systems...

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Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

March 08, 2018 9 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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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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The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

December 14, 2017

Care+Wear and our partner Global Lyme Alliance, the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, asked our communities on social media what they thought were essential items to bring to treatment. This checklist could also provide some inspiration for caregivers who want to help their loved ones...

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Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

December 07, 2017 1 Comment

Getting ready for holiday travel? 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 travel with a serious or chronic illness.  Bring a medical history list Before you leave home, be sure to have at...

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Expert Opinion: 4 Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Expert Opinion: 4 Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

June 07, 2017

Health, fitness and beauty expert Margaux Diaz weighs in on the best creams for patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can find more of her tips, reviews and information on different types of cancer in Consumer Health Digest. Starting chemotherapy treatment can be one of the most difficult times for patients with cancer...

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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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Do I Have Lyme Disease? A Lyme Disease Checklist of Symptoms to Help You Learn More

Do I Have Lyme Disease? A Lyme Disease Checklist of Symptoms to Help You Learn More

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial illness transmitted to humans by ticks. In the northeastern and north central United States the deer or bear tick is usually responsible for transmitting the disease whereas on the Pacific Coast it is usually the black-legged tick. The symptoms...

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