Q&As

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

Breaking The Family Curse

Born with a rare and fatal prion disease that also took her father, Amanda Baxley Kalinsky is determined to fight back against Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease.

The Music Healer

After discovering she had the same rare liver cancer that killed Steve Jobs, composer Giovanna Imbesi decided she wanted her music to help heal people.

Smoky Eyes Don't Come Easy

Steph Aiello's elaborate makeup tutorials have made her an Instagram star, but the quadriplegic beauty vlogger says she had to fake it before she could make it.

Babies, Get Ready For Blast Off!

When a baby needs an orthotic helmet, artist Paula Strawn is there to make wearing it a lot more fun.

The Girl From Aleppo

Fleeing the war in Syria is perilous even when you can walk, but Nujeen Mustafa, who was born with cerebral palsy, had to make the 2,200 mile journey by wheelchair.

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.

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.