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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
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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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Making sense of complementary or alternative health

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Complementary or alternative health options can be valuable supplements to managing a chronic illness. But certain techniques touted as natural or alternative medicine aren’t backed by rigorous scientific study and might even…

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Caregiver’s toolkit

Posted on May 10th, 2017
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Caregiving 101: Basic guides on becoming a caregiver. On being a caregiver Care for the family caregiver Physical care tips: Guides and videos to help you learn the physical tasks…

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Resources on health care reform

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Health care reform generally refers to the ongoing changes to laws that govern health care—including how health insurance is purchased and sold. After the passage of the Affordable Care Act…

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Caring for your caregiver

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

Caregivers do a lot for their loved ones. But they aren’t invincible. Finding your own ways to show care for your caregiver can strengthen your relationship and improve both of…

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10 ideas for a quick mental health boost

Posted on April 27th, 2017

Need a quick mental health boost? Try one or more of these science-back strategies. Practice this calming breathing technique. How you breathe impacts your nervous system. According to one study,…

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Q&A: National Alliance for Caregiving

Posted on April 25th, 2017
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Q&A with National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO Gail Gibson Hunt. What does the National Alliance for Caregiving do? The National Alliance for Caregiving is a national nonprofit organization…

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We’re partnering with The Mighty

Posted on April 20th, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty‘s wide-reaching readership. We will now have a partner page on The Mighty and appear…

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