Chronic Illness

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a chronic health condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

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Chronically Ill? Let Your Voice Be Heard

It's easy to feel powerless after diagnosis, but don't keep quiet about your experience. Ask yourself: what am I doing to create a better tomorrow?
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Is Marie Kondo and KonMari Compatible With Chronic Illness?

After watching Netflix's new show about the life-changing art of tidying up, I tried it for two weeks to see if it was compatible with my disability. Here's what I learned.

Raising Your Kids With A Giving Heart, Despite Chronic Illness

After struggling through her son Ashton's kidney disease and her own health challenges, it's more important than ever for Amanda Zari to raise her kids with a giving heart.
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An Ode To My Asthma Inhaler

How could I have spent so many years looking down on what just might be one of the greatest inventions ever?
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Traveling The World With An Invisible Disability

Once a globe-trotting television producer before a mega-virus struck her down, Emma Martins isn't letting her brain injury get in the way of living her best life.
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6 Songs About Chronic Illness From Pop Stars With Health Conditions

Illness is the great leveler. Just ask Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, and TRACE, all of whom have written songs about the experience of being chronically ill.
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How Music Heals

A new partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts explores the many ways music can heal the body and mind.
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In 2019, Choose To Be A Better Ally To The Chronically Ill & Disabled

Make this your New Year's Resolution. Here's how to stop being ableist in 2019.
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The Man In The Makeup Aisle

It's hard being a young man with alopecia. Especially when you're trying to learn how to draw your eyebrows on.