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3 strategies for raising awareness

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Raising awareness by educating others can help your cause. When faced with a chronic diagnosis, giving time or energy to anything beyond immediate health needs may seem daunting, or even…

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Disability and the difference between SSDI and SSI

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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 first installment. Stay tuned the first…

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5 tips for active caregiving advocacy

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Taking care of a loved one means being an advocate for both of you. While caregiving comes with many rewards, the emotional or physical impact on people who give care…

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Sleep and travel with chronic illness

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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The summer issue of Caring Voice Coalition’s Community magazine—centered on sleep health—is about to hit mailboxes. To tide you over while you wait, we’ve compiled some tips for sleep and…

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Invisible is not invincible

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Robert E. Mayfield, M.D., maintained an active family medical practice for 15 years. He now oversees CVC’s Department of Medical Affairs and Compliance, providing strategic medical advice and counsel on…

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Law enforcement training on Huntington’s disease

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
Law enforcement training on Huntington’s disease

Here’s a worthy cause to learn more about this Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month: the importance of law enforcement training on Huntington’s disease. In 2014, Debora and Stephen Camp shared…

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Young and determined

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Diagnosed with narcolepsy when he was just 8 years old, today Vinny Guarini wants to help others understand the disease. I first had symptoms of narcolepsy when I was 8…

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10 quotes on finding strength

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
10 quotes on finding strength

Here are 10 quotes on finding strength, because sometimes encouraging words can make a difference. 1. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop…

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Q & A with phaware global association founder

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Steve Van Wormer is the co-founder and president of phaware global association (phaware.global). He is also the father of a pediatric pulmonary hypertension patient. What inspired you to help launch…

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Quick tips for pinching pennies

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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While pinching pennies probably won’t free up the kind of cash you need to get out of debt, if used in tandem with a solid savings plan, being frugal can…

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Close Up: Lauren Patrizio, Esq.

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Growing up in the suburbs of Richmond, Va., legal inequality was not always apparent. But as a young adult, my educational pursuits expanded my awareness and desire to instill change…

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Debt, investing and saving when money is tight

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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Common financial advice doesn’t always apply for those with low incomes, high out-of-pocket medical costs or disabilities that make working difficult—especially when it comes to debt, saving and investing. Consider…

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Understanding disability assistance: FAQs

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CVC Patient Advocate II Nora Ciancio has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics at the University of Richmond (Va.), and a J.D. at Penn State Law in State…

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Four questions to determine your financial savvy

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
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Wondering if you are financially savvy? Answer the questions below to see if you have four basic habits of good spending—then find out what to do if you don’t. 1….

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Close Up: Bruce Packett

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In my high school years, my grandfather—who was very much my intellectual mentor and champion in childhood—passed away as a result of complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. So, it was…

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