lupus

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How A Comic Book Disease Helped Me Come To Terms With Lupus

When it comes to getting people to treat sickness seriously, a fictional disease can sometimes be more powerful than a real one.

When Lupus Happens To You

In today's celebrity culture, it's all too common to compare yourself to the glitterati... but that cuts both ways when you have an autoimmune disease.

My Mother’s Beautiful Smile

Through her invisible battle with multiple health conditions, including lupus and fibromyalgia, my mother has taught me the meaning of love and sacrifice.

2017: Our Favorite Essays

A werewolf father, a prophet from outer space, and what Selena Gomez can teach us about lupus: these are just a few of our favorite essays of the year.

Game Changer

After surviving 10 heart attacks, lupus, and a leg amputation, kayaker Brandon Holiday aims to inspire a whole new generation of disabled athletes.

Mixed Blessings

Multi-ethnic patients can have a harder time matching with a bone marrow donor. This nonprofit aims to change that.

Sick Women, Raise Your Fists! How To Fight The Power

In these Trumpian times, how can the chronically ill engage in political activism? It starts by learning how to articulate your experience.

The Patient Whisperer

In medicine, plain language saves lives, which is why Jennifer Pearce dedicated her career to helping patients understand doctors, and the other way around.

When Doctors Couldn’t Help Me, I Saved Myself

Doctors couldn't explain Coshandra Dillard's sudden seizure, but a lifetime of health literacy helped her heal herself.

From Scientist To Confection Queen

After an illness derailed her engineering, Kerrigan Sanders was inspired by her grandmother to put her love of chemistry to new purpose.