Q&As

Intimate interviews with remarkable people living their lives while managing a condition.

Fighting Cancer Among The Q'eqchi'

After years spent fighting for the rights of native Guatemalans, Liza Grandia is applying an anthropologist's skillset to her own cancer.
Creative Commons Photo by Jeremy Hiebert.

What To Do When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is often called the "family's disease." There's a reason for that, says Ruth Drew of Chicago's Alzheimer's Association: with dementia, the whole family's in it together.

Humanizing The White Coat

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

The Awesome Truth About Donating A Kidney

After donating a kidney to her husband, Jen Reeder founded Rock 1 Kidney to assuage common fears about organ donation. (Like: yes, you can still drink.)

The Arthritic Six-Year Old Grows Up

Trish Harris was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only six years old. She writes about her life in a new memoir.

What Poetry Can Teach Us About Getting Old

A new collection of poetry aims to help readers cultivate grace, grit, and camaraderie while facing the shock, and eventual awe, of the most terminal condition of them all.

The In-Between Days Of Having Cancer

In her powerful graphic memoir, comic artist Teva Harrison shines light on "the bogeyman that is my cancer."

The Cyborg With Lou Gehrig's

At 36, Eric Valor was diagnosed with ALS. Now, he's using technology to carry him where his body cannot.

What Women Need To Know About Heart Disease

A heart attack can look very different for a woman than it does a man. As a national heart disease spokesperson, Shalini Suryanarayana wants women to know the warning signs.