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Two PICC Line Complications to Watch Out For

 PICC lines are a modern medical device that are commonly used for patients who are in need of intravenous therapy over a long period. Unlike standard IVs which can only be used for a short period of time and can cause damage or scarring to the veins after repeated insertions, a PICC line goes in once (with careful insertion) and can remain for as long as 12 months. Nurses and doctors today have ...
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Top 10 Items for Your Friends in the Fight Essentials Box

  One of the best aids in going about your day is an “essentials box" which has all the things you need to manage your condition and stave off complications and attacks....
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PICC Line Complications: Common Issues and How To Prevent Them

If you’ve been recently diagnosed to require a PICC line, it can be overwhelming. To avoid PICC line complications, it’s important to know how to take care of yourself while wearing a PICC line, such as keeping it clean and hygienic with PICC line dressing changes. ...
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Meet Friend in the Fight, Calyx Duff: A Phlebotomist with Lupus

In this Friends in the Fight Series, we feature amazing warriors from around the world who have experienced health setbacks. They share with us their challenges and triumphs to inspire fellow Friends in the Fight. This month we are featuring Calyx Duff, a 26-year old phlebotomist with Lupus who loves to travel the world. ...
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5 Poems to Help You Stay Strong When You're Sick of Being Sick

Sick of being sick is a vicious and toxic rut that a lot of people - with or without chronic illness - go through, yet do not talk about. It’s the elephant in the room; that thing that people expect to just go away and dismiss, hoping it was just a phase....
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Meet Mighty Fighter, Betti Grab: Vascular Access Specialist of 25 Years with Atypical Anemia

In this Mighty Fighter Series, we feature amazing warriors from around the world who have experienced health setbacks. They share with us their challenges and triumphs to inspire fellow Mighty Fighters. This month we are featuring Betti Grab, a 25-year Vascular Access Specialist. ...
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The Guilt My Mom Faced When I Was Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme

When I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, I remember leaving my appointment in tears. I wasn’t sure if I was crying because I finally had an answer after all of those years of uncertainty, or because I knew that I had a long road towards recovery....
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What to Do When Your Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Treatments

Have you recently discovered that you have a chronic illness, or know someone who has? Despite all the changes and challenges you’re going through, you’re comforted - even for just a little bit - with the fact that you have health insurance. Only to find out later, that your insurance won’t cover some of your medicine or supplies, like long-term PICC line use....
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