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5 Smart Choices for Living Well

October 6th, 2010

Life is full of choices. Nowhere is this more evident than in the lives of boomer women living with one or more chronic illnesses. As more baby boomers become both sandwich generationers and chronically ill, the need to understand the choices before us, and their consequences, increases dramatically. As someone who lives with multiple autoimmune diseases marked by chronic pain, fatigue, and limited mobility, I recognize the need to choose wisely. In less than a week, I fly to Seattle to spend time with my son and his wife. A few days after my return, I travel to be with my father who will undergo... Read More

5 Sure-Fire Tips for Traveling Smart with Chronic Illness or Disability

October 6th, 2009

For the 1 in 2 Americans living with chronic conditions, traveling can be a challenge. Crowded airports, long flights, and public transportation can increase stress and exacerbate symptoms. But by learning to travel smart, you can experience the thrill of traveling, while minimizing your discomfort and stress. Traveling Tips Here are five sure-fire tips for traveling smart with chronic illness or disability: Contact your health care specialist or provider four to six weeks prior to departure to discuss your itinerary and request tips for traveling with your condition. Health care providers are... Read More