Pay it Forward! Friends and Caregivers Raising Money for Medical Musts, Bills, Surgery, Medication etc. Now you can help!

Pay it Forward! Friends and Caregivers Raising Money for Medical Musts, Bills, Surgery, Medication etc. Now you can help!

  Know someone with sky-high healthcare bills? You might. Three million households spend 18% of their incomeson out-of-pocket medical expenses.It’s an awful burden, on top of a crisis or chronic illness. Now you can help with GiveForward.How it works GiveForward is like Kickstarter for

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36 Easy things that you can do to make the life of your chronically ill friend a bit better.

36 Easy things that you can do to make the life of your chronically ill friend a bit better.

You do not need to spend a lot of money. You can be thoughtful in so many ways. The point is to do something, and do something today. I have listed below 36 easy ideas that anyone would appreciate. Sometimes it is hard for a patient to ask for help. Just do it! The hardest thing about chronic dise

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When Your Caregiver Is Also Your Significant Other

When Your Caregiver Is Also Your Significant Other

With most couples in a long-term love relationship, whether or not they are married, the phrase "in sickness and in health" conjures up images of short-lived ailments like the flu, or perhaps helping each other in old age after multiple healthy decades together. Not many anticipate or have any g

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Not Tonight Honey, I Have Chemo: How To Rekindle That Spark

Not Tonight Honey, I Have Chemo: How To Rekindle That Spark

Heart racing.  Flushed face.  Can’t breathe.  Hot and sweaty.  On Valentine’s Day these phrases may conjure up images of feelings of love and desire to some. The way that certain someone makes the butterflies flutter around in a nervous stomach to most people means star crossed love is in th

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What to Do When You Are Waiting to See The Doctor aka “My Waiting Bag”

What to Do When You Are Waiting to See The Doctor aka “My Waiting Bag”

My "Waiting Bag"- Since I unfortunately spend alot of time in doctors' waiting rooms, I quickly learned to make the most of this seemingly wasted time. I learned this skill from my over achiever mother, who used every moment as a chance to get something done. Since I became sick at a young age,

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Professional Patient Tip: 10 Tips for Visiting Someone Who is Sick

Professional Patient Tip: 10 Tips for Visiting Someone Who is Sick

I have unfortunately been on both sides of this article. I have spent time visiting friends and family when they have been sick, but I have more often been the patient everyone is visiting. Many of the visits went very well, but unfortunately others didn’t go so well for them or me. Hopefully my m

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 7-13, 2010

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 7-13, 2010

PULSE of NY Kicks off Patient Safety Awareness Week Medical errors claim more lives each year in America than breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents - combined. PULSE of NY has been working to reduce medical errors by helping patients and healthcare providers communicate more clearly. Each

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Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness!

What is one of the most stressful things to do during the holidays? Travel!!! Most of us have more than one place to be this holiday season, whether it's traveling between in-laws or traveling between family members, it's still the stress of having to pack up the car and the kids and traveling as lo

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Tips and Tricks for What to Pack for a Planned Hospital Stay

The following things are items that I or my friends have personally tried and found to be very helpful while in the hospital to make things much more bearable and enjoyable. * Pajamas or NIGHT CLOTHES for each day. You spend all day and night in your PJ's and tend to sweat more in the hospital,(es

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A Few Tips on How to Write Great Get-Well Notes

Being the frequent recipient of get-well cards as well as sender, I can well appreciate the efforts of the senders. I realize how challenging it can be to say exactly what you mean to say and evoke the proper response from the one you’re sending it to. I think it’s even more challenging to wri

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