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If you have an arm cast, you know how difficult it can be to take a shower without worrying about getting your cast yet. Check out our blog for a few best and worst ways to keep your cast dry in the shower.
Care and Wear is now in CVS! We are excited to partner with a company whose goal is similar to ours - to humanize healthcare and make it more accessible for everyone.
New York, NY -- Launch of the new Care+Wear product, the arm access top! Bridging fashion and function while allowing patients to feel like people.
Intravenous antibiotics are antibiotics that are administered directly into a vein so that they can enter the bloodstream immediately and bypass the absorption in the gut. It is estimated that more than 250,000 patients in the US receive outpatient IV antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
In honor of #RareDiseaseDay, we wanted to share Mary's perspective of what it's like living with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare genetic condition with no cure.
This blog explains What is a PICC line, What it is Used For, the Benefits & Risks, Potential Alternatives, and why to use a PICC line cover.
Throughout her journey with Lyme Disease, Haley has had a complicated relationship with her PICC lines. From multiple infections and trips to the ER to weird looks and comments  Haley had plenty of reasons to hate her PICC line. But she decided to view it as a "badge of honor" rather than something "to be embarrassed about" and wear it with pride.
Living with an illness that can make your stomach feel like its constantly on fire, cause extreme nausea and make you lose weight rapidly can be a very stressful experience. As a result, Caleigh has found a number of ways to stay occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.
"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it drastically changed my wardrobe." Here is Christie's ultimate wardrobe guide for common breast cancer treatments, surgeries and procedures. 
"The typical POTS at-home treatments: compression socks, salt, electrolytes, small meals, and working out was not helping me." Read Ash's story of how they battle dysautonomia every day and chooses to be positive and grateful. 
"I started the treatment with peripheral IVs but with EDS, my veins couldn’t hold up to the constant poking" Read Madelieline's journey through EDS symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Missy talks about her Lymphoma diagnosis, and treatment that followed. From chemotherapy to a bone marrow transplant, she expresses her courageous journey.
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We address common questions about PICC Line Care: How Do I Care For My PICC Line? How Do You Flush a PICC Line? Can I Drink Alcohol With a PICC Line? How to Change the PICC Line Dressing.

Many in our community receive medical treatment through a process called vascular access. In this post, we address: What is Vascular Access, Vascular Access Devices, Types of Vascular Access, Common Problems and Complications, and Preventing Infections.

With my diagnosis came immediate relief, but that relief was all too temporary. Lyme disease felt like the answer I had been waiting for, but with the lack of research and understanding I soon realized that a Lyme diagnosis didn’t win me any battles, it only redirected me towards new ones
The Global Lyme Alliance asked their community on social media what they thought were essential items to bring to treatment. This Lyme disease gift guide provides inspiration for caregivers who want to help their loved ones.

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