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Finding a new normal with narcolepsy

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Sharon Castellano Torledsky shares her decades-long journey coming to terms with narcolepsy Most of my long-term friends and family still think of me the way I was before narcolepsy. I…

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Healing waters: Hope after 22 years homebound

Posted on by Kelli Yoder
dysautonomia

Lynn Adams found a reason to hope after 22 years homebound with orthostatic hypotension, the main symptom of dysautonomia I am 55 years old and for 22 years I have had orthostatic hypotension…

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Chronic illness around the holidays

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

When you’re chronically ill, you might look forward to the holiday season, but also experience feelings of apprehension, anxiety or grief. You aren’t alone. One of the best things you…

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Q&A: Holiday health strategies

Posted on by Kelli Yoder

Sonya Angelone is a registered dietitian nutritionist and an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. She is the owner of a nutrition consulting firm and is a certified LEAP (lifestyle,…

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Clean up your holiday cravings

Posted on by CVCeditor

With the season of holiday potlucks, family gatherings and work parties comes the need to have a supply of treats on hand. But if you’re trying to stick to a…

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Help us help more families this holiday season

Posted on by Charlie
#givingtuesday

As the holiday season begins, Caring Voice Coalition would like to take a moment to wish you, your families and loved ones a peaceful, joy-filled and blessed holiday season. Maybe…

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Animal companionship

Posted on by CVCeditor

Animals are providing more patients bright spots in the midst of difficulty, thanks to a growing arena of health research. Almost any patient can request visits from dogs as part…

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Disability denial—appeal or file a new claim?

Posted on by CVCeditor

Applying for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits only to have your claim denied is discouraging and frustrating. Deciding what to do next can be confusing. Generally, if your claim…

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Recognizing anxiety in chronic illness

Posted on by CVCeditor

Change is often frightening, and being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a particularly scary change. Dreams and aspirations are shattered or altered. Thoughts of financial difficulties ensue. Some dread…

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2017 reapplications — How to contact us

Posted on by Charlie

Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. (CVC) recently began sending out letters regarding the process of applying for 2017 assistance. Please review your “2017 Assistance Update” letter carefully to ensure the fund…

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A slight change in pace

Posted on by CVCeditor

Betty Washington describes the impact of sarcoidosis and pulmonary hypertension on her life—and how she stays strong by surrounding herself with positivity. I worked for 33 years as a police officer,…

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A personal connection

Posted on by CVCeditor
genetic counselor

In the Winter 2012 Community, Jessica Jackson shared her experience as a secondary caretaker for her mother, who was working toward a lung transplant. Jackson, now a genetic counselor, updates…

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Close up: Sonia Hemphill

Posted on by CVCeditor

I love helping people. So I feel very connected to the purpose of Caring Voice Coalition (CVC). It is an awesome feeling to, every day, be able to say, “We’re here…

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At a glance: Bile acid deficiencies

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bile acid

Bile acid deficiencies: Any disease caused by a genetic error in one of 17 enzymes that produce bile acids, resulting in defective bile acid creation. The body needs bile acids…

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A guide to NIH resources

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As the nation’s medical research body, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a wealth of information—so much information that knowing what’s available can be a challenge. Let these highlights…

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