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From Parent to Patient Advocate: Advocating for the Right Medical Care For Your Child--What Every Parent Needs to Know

From Parent to Patient Advocate: Advocating for the Right Medical Care For Your Child--What Every Parent Needs to Know

Getting a medical diagnosis, especially when it's a major illness or chronic condition like cancer or diabetes, can be confusing, scary, and downright overwhelming.  Bringing someone with you to a meeting with doctors is important--for support, to help listen, take notes, ask questions, and hear not only the diagnosis, but also about your options.  We are glad we had someone with us when our daughter was diagnosed with cancer.  Here's our story and the lessons we learned in the process.

If Your Child Gets Sick at College--Do You Have a Plan?

If Your Child Gets Sick at College--Do You Have a Plan?

Don't wait until a medical emergency happens while your child is away at college.  There are some simple steps you should take and paperwork you need to have in place before your son or daughter leaves for college--being prepared can save you time and worry.  Don't know what a durable power of attorney is or why having one in place for your student is so important?  Read on.