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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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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Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

November 01, 2017

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 she was fought for four years before passing away. Over those four years, Taylor’s family made...

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Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

August 24, 2017

When you are first diagnosed with cancer you hear the phrases “Stay Strong” and “Be Strong” a lot. Sometimes it can be difficult to remain “strong,” not only for yourself, but for your friends and family as well. Often times you want to show your loved ones strength by denying...

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Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

August 21, 2017

Slowing down has never been an option for motorcycle road racer AJ Jacobsen. Prescribed a PICC Line following a serious accident, AJ shares how her Care+Wear PICC Line Cover helped her to get in and out of her motorcycle leather while in peak racing season. As a motorcycle road racer,...

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Receiving Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

August 07, 2017

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the hardest pieces of news for both patients and their families. While sometimes it might seem like you’re all alone, there are many different ways that you can receive support, both financially and emotionally. One of our partners is CancerCare, a non-profit...

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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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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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Creativity is Great Medicine

Creativity is Great Medicine

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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Increasing Patients’ Satisfaction in Hospitals

Increasing Patients’ Satisfaction in Hospitals

May 03, 2016

Many hospitals are taking initiatives to enhance focus on customer service with an increased focus and emphasis to put the patients first and at the center of everything they do. For instance, many hospitals are using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, also known as HCAHPS, in...

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