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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

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It is advisable to tell children about your health condition. They will know something is wrong and are likely to blame themselves. When thinking about what to say, when and in what setting, keep in mind your child's age - as well as the individuality of the specific child..

Think about each child's emotional needs and monitor your child for emotional problems.

It will help the child and you if you make each child a member of your team. Consider giving them reasonable chores to do.

Look for ways to stay in your children's lives.

Keep your medicines away from your children. Follow the rules when giving children their own medicines.

Make provision for what should be done if you have a medical emergency and cannot take care of a child. It is advisable to include provision in case a child has a medical emergency while someone else is temporarily in charge.

Also make arrangements in case of your death if there is no other spouse, or one that you want your child to live with. For example, consider arranging for a guardian or foster care or adoption.

Last, but not least, consider putting together a Will, and an Ethical Will for your children. The idea behind an Ethical Will is to pass on what is important to you both in terms of life and family history etc that you want to pass on to your children.


  • With respect to health insurance, for policies issued on or after September 23, 2010, children cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition and can likely stay on your coverage until age 26.
  • If you are considering having children:
    • If you have cancer: Talk with your doctor about freezing your eggs or banking sperm before underdoing treatment.
    • If you have HIV/AIDS: It is possible to conceive a child without infecting your partner. It is also possible for an HIV positive woman to give birth without infecting the child.

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