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Christina's 3 Tips For Keeping Your PICC Dry in the Shower

Christina Doherty is probably one of the “illest” people I’ve spoken to! From handling EDS and its symptoms while blogging on a weekly basis, to designing her own jewelry and paintings, this woman is a real superhero! Christina posts videos on YouTube that she wishes she had when she was first diagnosed with EDS as well as videos about what a normal day for an EDS patient looks like. Since the ...
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Our Top 5 Gifts To Give A PICC Line Patient

  We have compiled our favorite products for PICC line patients to look and feel their best while going through treatment and while using a PICC line; but of course, these gifts will help any one feel 'PICC'd Up'! ...
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A Multicultural Love Story With a Taste of Lyme

Here’s a story that will throw you through a cultural loop. My mother was born Irish Catholic and my father is an Ashkenazi Jew. I grew up in Rhode Island, USA, knowing that I was in some way Jewish, but I never celebrated that fact until I was given the gift of Birthright when I turned 18.   I fell in love with Israel and started to celebrate the fact that I was a Jew. From the moment I got back ...
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Safe and Easy IV Treatment - Event at Work!

Daniel Oest is your average 31-year-old guy living in Grand Junction Colorado. He spends his days working at a power sports shop, and after work, he likes to ride motorcycles and spend time with his two little boys. Daniel is always working with his hands, whether it’s fixing a bike or a boat at work, or scooping up one of his boys; he depends on his hands. So when Dan got into a motorcycle ...
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Mother & Daughter Fight Against Leukemia with Love & Patience

A mother can do a lot for her daughter. Love her, support her, teach her everything from how to tie her shoes, to doing her hair, to respecting herself and others. It is hard work to raise a daughter, and when life throws you obstacles, it can become even more challenging… Jackie has a beautiful daughter named Carmen. Carmen was diagnosed with cancer a week after her third birthday. It has been a ...
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5 Insider Tips for PICC Patients from PICC Nurses

PICC nurses have a ton of valuable information for their patients. After speaking with dozens of Vascular Access nurses in the National AVA Conference (September 2016 - Disney, Florida), we summarized the top 5 insider tips for patients doing intravenous treatments!  “AVA is the Association for Vascular Access, founded to support and promote the specialty of vascular access”. ...
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PICC line vs central line

Vascular Access refers to the delivery of fluids and medication through the bloodstream. PICCs and Central Lines are two methods of vascular access. Learn the difference between the two, and what are the pros and cons of choosing one versus the other....
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Spoonie Stories: Join the Lyme Community!

This is me: I didn’t see the tick bite or a bulls-eye rash (less than 50% of Lyme patients do).  After, many different symptoms started showing up, many different doctors and specialists gave me meds to mask my symptoms. I was misdiagnosed with Lupus...This caused a delay in proper treatment for me, as I was put on steroids (which feed Lyme) for Lupus... Through a Lyme lab, about 5 years ago, I ...
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