7 free apps to reduce stress and pain

Posted on August 11th, 2017
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Chronic pain and chronic stress are so deeply intertwined that in many cases doctors and researchers suggest managing them together. These free stress-management apps can help you live a calmer,…

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Improving your spiritual, emotional and mental health

Posted on August 4th, 2017

When our physical selves malfunction, keeping our spiritual, emotional and mental health in check can help. We discussed these areas of fitness in the summer issue Community. Below, we’ve expanded…

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Fit fitness into your day

Posted on July 28th, 2017

Everybody can benefit from finding more ways to fit fitness in the day. Recent research has demonstrated how incorporating regular movement in your life contributes to wellbeing. In fact, simply…

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Chronic illness and advance care planning

Posted on July 21st, 2017

Managing a chronic illness requires spending a lot of time and energy on day-to-day issues. Leaving time to consider future needs is not easy. But without an advance care plan,…

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Healthy drinks to start the day

Posted on July 14th, 2017

Starting the day off with your healthiest foot forward begins with breakfast—including what you drink in the morning. Best option: Water You can’t really go wrong with water. If you…

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Parenting with chronic illness

Posted on June 30th, 2017

Parenting with chronic illness is not only an added challenge for parents, but research shows children growing up with ill parents could experience higher risk for certain emotional, social and…

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Fashion, style and beauty with chronic illness

Posted on June 26th, 2017

A diagnosis changes a lot of things about daily life. One aspect many aren’t prepared for is how it impacts beauty and personal style. Check out some insightful perspectives people…

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Getting to know your medications

Posted on June 16th, 2017

In chronic illness, treatment plans can quickly get complicated. While following yours as well as possible can keep you safe and help you feel better, if your plan feels confusing…

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Join the Boring Self-Care Challenge

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Self-care generally means taking time to do things for yourself that will benefit your wellbeing. In the last few years the idea seems to have grown in popularity and its…

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Resources for traveling with chronic illness

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

If you have a chronic illness, many resources exist to help prepare you for any travel you might do. Whether it’s a vacation or a trip to access better treatment,…

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Disability and finding financial peace

Posted on May 30th, 2017
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Caring Voice Coalition’s Senior Patient Advocate Lauren Patrizio offers resources and advice for finding financial peace while navigating the SSA disability process. Having a disability can be very costly. In…

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Creative ways people explained invisible illness

Posted on May 26th, 2017
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If you’ve ever been told you look great when you feel anything but, then you know how hard it can be to talk to people about your diagnosis. This conundrum…

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Four Mexican-inspired meals, only 10 ingredients

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Using this shopping list and the following four simple, healthy, Mexican-inspired recipes, cooking at home can be a little easier. Start on a day where you have a little extra…

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Three ways to support someone with HD

Posted on May 19th, 2017

To help you take part in Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month in May—and all year long—we’ve compiled some ways to support HD awareness and those who have HD. Keep growing…

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Close up: Lindsey Sullivan

Posted on May 16th, 2017
cvc staff Lindsey Sullivan

I settled in the Richmond area in 2013. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, I was offered a full-time social worker position in…

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