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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Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

March 20, 2018

For 20-year-old Caleigh Miller of Wallkill, New York, life is something to be lived to the fullest. If you ever speak with Caleigh, she’s one of the bubbliest people you’ll ever meet – effervescent and full of energy. Caleigh is many things, a lover of the color pink, an aspiring actress and also a chronic illness fighter. Caleigh shares her top tips for staying occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.

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Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

March 08, 2018 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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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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Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

February 28, 2018 1 Comment

Many people have asked us about receiving antibiotics through an IV. We thought that this post would be helpful for our community and we wanted to help shed some light on IV antibiotics. Please feel free to email us with anything else that you would like to learn about. Why...

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4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

February 27, 2018

When you’ve had breast cancer, one of the biggest challenges can be determining how and when is the right way to tell a potential partner about your cancer. Whether you’re a current breast cancer patient or have completed your treatment, the idea of going on a date is already daunting enough,...

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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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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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