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Send This Terminally Ill Teen A Card; Make His Birthday Wish Come True

Even as he is dying, Jacob is a better human than most people. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
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Beyond Before & After: So You Have The Plague-Cold? 10 Ways To Fight Back

So far, nothing I’ve done has cured us, but I do have some pointers regardless. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.5.16   |   SHARE
“Can you do another blood test, or maybe an x-ray?” I asked. I could not wrap my head around why I would be short of breath all the time if nothing was wrong. He looked at my husband and rolled his eyes.

I Went To 3 Doctors Before Finding Someone Who Believed In My Illness

When there is a preconception that women exaggerate or are “hysterical,” then it follows that they won’t be listened to as carefully as men, or that Read...
Hally Thornton    |   09.28.16   |   SHARE
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At the time, no one could tell me why I was suddenly visiting the ER on a monthly basis. Image: Thinkstock

Having A Rough Childhood Can Affect Your Health As An Adult

Prescribe, refer, repeat — that was the drill for several years. It wasn’t until I started to explore the impact of childhood adversity that I saw Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   06.28.16   |   SHARE
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My sickness bought us closer and helped me embrace my new, totally unexpected relationship. Image: Abby Dawson.

How Waking Up Next To My New Girlfriend Covered In Sh*t Changed Me

[CN: emetophobia] I look up at Hannah with bulging eyes and my hands covering my mouth. We have a bit of a shituation. “Han, I am so sorry." Read...
Abby Dawson of Mamamia    |   06.2.16   |   SHARE
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Fuck society's standards, my friend. Image: Jes Baker.

So I've Gained Weight. SO WHAT?

REAL TALK — my body is going to keep changing for the rest of my life. If it's not weight gain, it will be aging. If not aging, it could be an Read...
Jes Baker    |   06.1.16   |   SHARE
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I wish people would stop assuming they know how to fix my kid. Image: Carrie Saum.

For Food Allergy Awareness Month: My Son Has FPIES

[CN: emetophobia] I wish my son's gut could handle more than a few foods. I wish there were a magic Google function that could tell me and all of Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.13.16   |   SHARE
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We massage hope into our cheeks and forehead and wait for miracles to materialize.

The Beauty Of The Moment

The body and face we have today is such a tenuous thing. The longer I live, the more strongly aware I am that there are no promises of health or Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.29.16   |   SHARE
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