Brittany Shoot

Are Doctors And Patients From Different Planets?

Sometimes it seems like doctors and patients speak two different languages. In her new book, Dr. Danielle Ofri aims to help bridge the language gap.

How Migraines Drove Me Out Of The Office, And Into My Dream Job

Self-employment was the perfect solution for my problem with chronic headaches, but it shouldn't have been my only option.

Humanizing The White Coat

A Moth-style storytelling series for physicians aims to show that doctors are just as human as their patients.

The Neurologist Poet Who Helps Heal Combat Vets

"Physical and emotional pain defy language, defeat it," says Dawn McGuire. Her work helps vets suffering from brain injury and PTSD fight back.

Slice Of The Pie

This deaf-owned San Francisco pizzeria has an inventive business model, and an even more inventive menu.

The Late President of Protest

Folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs gave voice to the righteously rebellious 1960s, while trying to keep his depression in check.

The Left Foot Of The Fastest Woman Alive

Although her leg was deformed by polio as a child, Wilma Rudolph didn't let her illness stop her from reaching Olympic gold.

Pinball Wizard

After losing his arm to a post-cancer infection, Todd Brammer had to rethink how he plays pinball.

Virginia Woolf’s Powerful Essay On Illness

In "On Being Ill", the feminist author asked an important question: why isn't illness one of the great themes of literature, alongside love and battle?