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Do I need a disability attorney?

Posted on by CVC Appeals and Disability Team

A common question that arises during the disability process is, “Do I need a disability attorney?” Whether you are applying for disability for the first time or appealing a previous…

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In your words: Cynthia Gathers

Posted on by CVCeditor
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Cynthia Gathers describes the challenges of having cutaneous lymphoma—and what the diagnosis taught her about love. I’m 52 years old. I was diagnosed with primary cutaneous anaplastic T-cell lymphoma on…

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Communicating chronic illness needs at work

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

No two people will have identical needs when it comes to communicating chronic illness needs in the workplace. Some may prefer that no one at their office know their health…

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Sleep and chronic illness

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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Rare diseases and their treatments often impact sleep in some way. Some conditions cause insomnia, while others interfere with sleep quality. Anyone who has experienced compromised health knows that many…

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Six ways to manage chronic pain today

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Not every day can or will be a good day when you experience chronic illness, but here are six tips you can try to manage chronic pain right now.  …

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Close up: Tracy Downing

Posted on by CVCeditor
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I am a born and bred Texan. I grew up in the Dallas area and lived there until age 30. During that time, I earned a degree in political science…

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Healthy fast food options on the go

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Finding the right combination of affordable, low-sodium and “clean” foods while on the go can seem elusive, but here are a few strategies to help.   Healthy fast food options…

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Sleep 101

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Get to know sleep 101—from what happens during each sleep cycle to how light impacts sleep. Learning this information is the first step to improving your own sleep patterns, and…

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Insurance and Social Security disability

Posted on by CVC Appeals and Disability Team
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Each month Caring Voice Coalition’s Appeals and Disability team will elaborate on an aspect of disability here on the Community blog. This is the second installment. See the first, “The…

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Get out the grill

Posted on by CVCeditor
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Make your next cookout a little healthier with these tips and recipes for the grill. Drink smarter Opt for water as much as possible. Sweeten mixed drinks only a hint,…

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Sleep in America

Posted on by Charlie

Explore stats from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Sleep Foundation on U.S. sleep habits.

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How to be prepared for emergencies

Posted on by CVCeditor
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  When your health isn’t always predictable, an emergency situation—anything from simply losing power to home-damaging floods or tornadoes—risks turning into a medical disaster. As hurricane and flood season heats…

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At a glance: CGD

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Learn a few facts about chronic granulomatous disease (CGD):    

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Tea Talk: Health benefits and types

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Evidence continues to mount that tea is full of antioxidants, a compound linked to a wide variety of health advantages. In this two-part feature on tea, we’ll talk about the types…

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Tea Talk: Brewing and variety

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How do you brew the perfect cup of tea? Check out these tips, and you’ll be on your way to expertise. In this two-part feature on tea, we’ll talk about…

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