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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.

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.

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Elissa, a two-time breast cancer survivor, shares her tips on dating with breast cancer: timing is everything, how to do it, choose how much you disclose, do it before clothes come off, find your comfort level when being intimate, establish clear expectations. 

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I used to be quite active prior to falling ill. Things changed after Lyme. After many misdiagnosis, I learned that I had to be my own advocate with my medical care, dealing with health insurance and keeping a positive outlook.
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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.
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 warning signs and symptoms of Vulvar Cancer often mimic other gynecological issues and are therefore frequently ignored or misdiagnosed. Read Karen's inspiring story of vulvar cancer diagnosis, and how she overcame her fears.

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