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GoFundMe: 4 Tips for Effective Medical Crowdfunding

Between medical bills, funeral costs, needing to take time off of work, and more, the expenses for families with a sick loved one can add up. These families need both emotional and financial support in these difficult times. And while it can sometimes be hard to ask for it, there are plenty of reasons to seek support – or to help someone you know do so.
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Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms & Causes

Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition, sometimes called simply “heart failure” or “CHF.” This condition causes fluid to build up around the heart, limiting its ability to pump efficiently. When a person’s heart ventricles don’t pump enough blood volume to the body, blood and other fluids back up inside their lungs, liver, abdomen, and lower extremities.
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Gifts for Someone with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia are progressive diseases that slowly destroy memory and other mental skills. When a loved one has dementia, the most important thing to do is keep them comfortable, happy, and safe. Small gifts for someone with dementia can brighten their day and provide extra stimulation.
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Give the Gift of Comfort this Holiday Season

There’s no place like home for the holidays. When facing a terminal illness, that’s exactly where most patients tell us they want to be. Not stuck in a hospital. Not running back and forth to the emergency room. But home, surrounded by the people they love. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care helps make this possible for families by providing the gift of comfort.
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Gift Ideas for Someone with Cancer

When a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to give them a little gift to lift their spirits and let them know that you are thinking of them. When buying gifts for someone who has cancer, it’s nice to give them something useful that doesn’t remind them that they are sick.
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Gifts for a Loved One with ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It typically begins gradually and symptoms can vary from person to person. Some will initially have trouble holding an object or occasional stumble, while others experience a change in the vocal pitch or slurring of words.
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