Disclosing Your Illness or Disability: Is it Necessary?

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. It’s something that a lot of people wonder, whether they are newly diagnosed or even have been for some time. ‘If I have a disability or…

Who’s in your Peer Support System?

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. If you’re suffering from a chronic illness, you know how lonely the experience can be. Between lack of motivation and difficult symptoms, you may find yourself…

The Importance of a Support System when living with a Chronic Illness

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve been living with a chronic illness for some time now the importance of a social support system cannot be overlooked….

How a Chronic Illness Can Make You A More Efficient Person

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. This one might seem a little counterintuitive, given the emotional and physical fatigue that often comes with a chronic illness. Those same symptoms, however, often lead…

New Year’s Resolutions for those with Chronic Illnesses

With the new year right around the corner, many people are starting to think about their resolutions. From career advancement to romantic endeavors, it’s easy to look at January as a fresh start. And while these lists can get a bad rap, capitalizing on that sensation of newness isn’t a bad idea. In the spirit…

Celebrating In-Home Heroes during National Family Caregivers Month

For good reason, much of the conversation around chronic illness is focused on the individual who’s suffering. November is National Family Caregivers Month, the perfect opportunity to touch upon difficult topics like caregiver anxiety and burnout — and to celebrate the work that they do. With the rising costs of assisted living and the lack…

What to Do When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

If you’ve been officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chances are that you’ve struggled to get that diagnosis for years. In fact, the average length of time for sufferers of this condition to be recognized by medical professionals is 3-5 years. With all that work done and out of the way, it can feel like a triumph…

A Healthy Summer with Your Chronic Illness

Summer is often thought of as a time for fun, play, and adventure. If you’re a parent, the kids are out of school and itching to go exploring. For those in colder climes, summer is when the snow is finally gone for good and it’s time to enjoy the parks and hiking trails. When it…

A Pet Could be Healthy for your Support System. Who’s in your #PHCrew?

When we’re little kids yearning for a puppy, we’re often asked if the joy we get from companionship is worth the responsibilities associated with caring for an animal. As we grow into adulthood, this balance continues to hold true and evolve for different circumstances in life. It can be easy to assume that for a…

Tips on Understanding Lyme Disease Patients

“Knowledge is power”                         -Sir Francis Bacon This quote is important when trying to understand what a family member or friend is experiencing when suffering from chronic Lyme disease. To understand their condition, you need to be aware that chronic Lyme disease is hard…