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Ask Ada: IBS At The Office! How Can I Deal?

Plus: what to do when people at the office start triggering your asthma or allergies,

Ask Ada: Pre-Eclampsia, Postpartum, and Desperate. Help!

Plus: what to do when you know someone's cancer diagnosis, but you're sworn to secrecy.
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Ask Ada: When Is It Okay To Help A Disabled Person?

Welcome to Ask Ada, Folks’ bi-weekly advice column for people impacted by health issues or disability. Want Ada to help you with a problem? Email Ada at askada@pillpack.com or tag @folksstories on Twitter with the #askada hashtag. What’s The Best Way To Offer My Help To Disabled People? Dear Ada, I’m a commuter and spend a huge amount of […]

Ask Ada: Will I Ever Feel Normal Again, Post Illness?

Plus: how to recover from addiction while maintaining your privacy.

Ask Ada: Should I Tell My Daughter I Have Skin Cancer?

Plus: how do you help a family member through their grief when they prematurely lose someone?

Ask Ada: Social Media Is Triggering My Grief At Being Chronically Ill

Ada helps a son come to terms with his relationship with his mother after her stroke. Plus, how to deal with jealousy and grief after PCOS.

Ask Ada: How Can I Help My Husband With Erectile Dysfunction?

This week, Ada helps a couple address a sensitive marital issue with patience and understanding. Plus: are peanut allergies really worth taking seriously? (Yes.)

Ask Ada: Where’s My Chronic Illness Crystal Ball?

How can you fit the demands of chronic illness into a busy schedule? Also: what are some good books to read your kids about disability?

Ask Ada: Should I Protect My Son From His Chronically Ill Best Friend?

This week, Ada helps a mother teach her son about illness in the face of a friend's cancer. Plus: advice on not feeling bad about your fitness lifestyle!

Ask Ada: How Do I Have The Perfect Chronically Ill Christmas?

This week, Ada gives advice on how to deal with Christmas when you're newly diagnosed, and how to navigate the New Year's fitness resolutions of your friends when you struggle with an eating disorder.