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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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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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PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

February 02, 2017

Haley is a 23 year old Georgetown University graduate living in San Fransisco. She is currently being treated for Late-Stage Lyme disease, which she likely acquired at the Age of 11. Learn more about Hayley's complicated PICC Line journey below: I had two PICC lines over a period of 4 months,...

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Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

January 10, 2017 1 Comment

Allie William's Lyme disease journey is nothing short of inspirational. She went from experiencing inexplicable symptoms and repeatedly being told that there was nothing wrong with her, to finally receiving a correct diagnosis: Lyme disease. Allie is now undergoing treatment using a PICC Line, and loves her Care + Wear violet...

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What is Vascular Access, Anyway?

What is Vascular Access, Anyway?

November 17, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to participate in the 2016 Association of Vascular Access Scientific Meeting (AVA). We always love getting to speak with the great nurses and doctors and as we spoke with some at AVA, we realized that members of our community may be interested in learning more...

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Living with a PICC Line - Shannon's story

Living with a PICC Line - Shannon's story

September 07, 2016

We recently had the chance to chat with Shannon and hear about her experience of living with a PICC line. We loved her enthusiasm and her feedback and thought that it may be helpful for others in our community to hear from her. Thank you Shannon for sharing your story! ...

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Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

August 01, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to hear Caroline's story regarding realizing that she had Lyme Disease and needing to get a PICC line. Her ability to live her life with her PICC line is so inspiring and something we wanted to share with our community. She has a fascinating story...

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What are Implantable Ports? 

What are Implantable Ports? 

July 28, 2016

Before we ship out our first orders of port access shirts in August, we want to tell you guys about what they’re used for. Last week, we introduced you to tunneled catheters. Today, we’re going to talk all about implantable ports!   What is an implantable port? An implantable port...

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We love hearing from you!

We love hearing from you!

July 25, 2016

Thank you Caroline for reaching out and sharing some of your story! With Caroline's permission, we wanted to share her story with the rest of our community because we know so many can relate. Thanks for inspiring us everyday! My name is Caroline and I am a rising senior at...

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Traveling with a PICC line - Alice's tips

Traveling with a PICC line - Alice's tips

June 09, 2016

Recently, Alice reached out to share some tips she had learned while preparing to travel with her PICC line. We thought this was super helpful for our community and she agreed to share it with our broader community. Please see below for her post and thank you Alice for sharing...

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Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Living with Cystic Fibrosis

May 19, 2016

Many of our readers had no idea that CF (Cystic Fibrosis) can be treated through PICC lines and ports so we wanted to share more on Cystic Fibrosis below. Feel free to continue to send us other topics that you’re interested in learning about! What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis...

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What is Endocarditis and What Causes It?

What is Endocarditis and What Causes It?

May 06, 2016

We recently had a friend contract Endocarditis. Before his diagnosis, he had never heard of Endocarditis and we felt it was something that many of our community members would want to learn more about! So we reached out to him to learn more about his experience. After learning more, we...

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