Q&As

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

The High Cost of Grandma's Cooking

Growing up in Alabama, James Burge scarcely ever ate a meal that didn't contain lard. But as his family member started dying of heart disease, he rethought his culinary heritage.
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Taking The White Dress Back Out Of The Closet

Millions of women suffer from fibroids across America, but through the White Dress Project, Tanika Gray Valbrun is helping show that fibroids are nothing to be embarrassed about.
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Community Roundup: New Accomplishments, Post-Diagnosis

Getting married. Writing a book. Visiting Norway. These are just some of the things our readers have done after being diagnosed.

The Cook With No Taste

How do you cook when you can't smell? It's all about trial and error, says 20-year-chef Adam Cole.

Visualizing The Data Behind A Child's Bruises

When guitar god Kaki King's young daughter Cooper was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, she turned to award-winning data visualizer Giorgia Lupi to make sense of the hurt.

The Diabetes Cyborg Hacking Her Own Pancreas

Dana Lewis invented the Open Artificial Pancreas System to make things easier for herself, and millions of others type 1 diabetics around the world.
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Community Roundup: What's The Best Advice You've Ever Received About Being Chronically Ill?

Tell your story. Advocate for yourself as a patient. Replace your old dreams or new ones. Here's some great advice on being disabled or chronically ill from our Twitter community.

This Cosplay Photographer Uses Superheroes To Fight His 10-Year Headache

A cerebral spinal fluid leak led to a headache that never goes away. Imagining alternate universes through cosplay photography brings Shaun Simpson pleasure despite the pain.

How The Queen Of Selfishness Taught Me To Accept My Disability

Ayn Rand isn't exactly known for her altruism, but when Chris Sciabarra discovered 'The Fountainhead' author as a teen, she inspired him to think of his disability in a new way.