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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

The holidays are a special time dedicated to family, friends and festivities. Gift-giving can be a great way to show our appreciation of our loved ones, but it’s often difficult to think of thoughtful and functional presents for friends and family currently suffering from Lyme Disease. That’s why Care+Wear and...

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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.   Planning for the holiday travel can be a stressful process. If you or...

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Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

November 01, 2017

In honor of National Family Caregiver's Month, we wanted to share the story of Taylor Penn. A week before the end of her fifth-grade year, Taylor’s mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although she was told she had 15 months to live, Taylor’s mom being the strong-willed, positive person...

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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 to Help You Learn More

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

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

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 can appear quickly or...

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The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

April 01, 2016 1 Comment

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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Chemo Care Package Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

Chemo Care Package Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

March 17, 2016 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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