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Which type of vascular device is right for you? Here are 7 types to consider.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably splurged on PICC line covers before even knowing, or at least having an idea of, what type of vascular access device you should get. Would you even be needing those?...
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Why You Should Never Be Afraid to Speak Up to Your Doctor and Get a Second Opinion

  In early January, I was struck down with one of the worst pains I have ever felt in my life. I spent all day on the couch holding my stomach in pain. I could barely move. I’m somewhat known for being stubborn and decided to “tough it out.” I went to work the next day and was sent straight to the doctors that afternoon by concerned co-workers. Once we got to the hospital, we ran some tests, and ...
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7 Things Not To Do With a PICC Line

Having a PICC line on your upper arm is no fun, but you can still manage tasks you need to accomplish without complications. A PICC line should not hinder you from the normal activities you enjoy. It takes a lot of getting used to, but it is worth it. So many people wonder how to care and maintain it. It could be tough wearing this piece of catheter for most of us. To be more comfortable with ...
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4 Best Products to Make the First Few Weeks With A PICC Line Easier

Everyone has a different experience with their first PICC Line. There is, however, one thing that almost every patient has gone through and that is the uncomfortable first few weeks. While there are several tricks and ways to manage living with one, below are four of the best products to use with your PICC Line to make the first few weeks a little bit easier....
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I’m Suffering from PTSD But No One Knows Because of My "Perfect" Instagram Photos

“A picture paints a thousand words.” But pictures don’t necessarily tell the truth. Actually, it can do the exact opposite. It can tell you a complete lie. If you look through my previous Instagram pictures, it would be impossible for you to tell which days I was struggling, which days I felt alone, which days I contemplated suicide. The pictures I would post told a thousand different lies, all ...
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How to Ace College (and Have Fun) Despite Having Chronic Condition

Now that school has started, what’s your biggest fear? If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic condition, your excitement might be replaced with fear. Fear that you might fail. Fear that you won’t have the strength to accomplish everything you’ve set out to do. Anxiety and fear are normal. But it doesn’t have to take over your college life. Take it from me. I’ve been there....
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My experience at medcomp

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to the employees of MedComp and MarTech in Harleysville, PA, about understanding the patient perspective of long term vascular access and management (yes, this is a topic I geek out over!) I believe it is important for the manufacturers and distributors of medical device companies to understand the perspective of the patients they work with. ...
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Tips For Living The Port Life

 Hey, there! My name is Aubrey Winkle and I am a senior at UT in Austin. I have Lyme Disease and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and as a result, have a Port for my treatments. I do 4 hours of IV infusions every day through my Port. I have had my port for about 8 months now and it has become such a part of my life I barely even notice it anymore. I know it may seem like a big ...
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