Q&As

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

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.

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."