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Immune & Autoimmune Diseases

What To Ask Instead Of ‘Why Me?’

Chiari malformation killed my sports career, but it gave me new opportunities to show my character.

What Queer Eye Got Wrong About Disability

The popular Netflix show is all about acceptance and self-love. So why is it saying the opposite about disability?

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Ask Ada: My Child Is Making Fun Of My Illness!

Plus: advice on how to get help when you have agoraphobia.

My Body Is Not A Battlefield

Our culture's way of speaking about chronic illness as a 'war' are reductive and self-destructive.

Learning To Let Go When Your Teen Has A Chronic Disease

His doctors told us our son needed to learn to manage his autoimmune condition on his own. But what should parents do when he stops taking his meds?

How Diagnosis Can Lead To A Better, Happier Life

Diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence. Sometimes it can lead to a better life.

Confessions Of A Recovering Superwoman

It can be hard to accept, but learning to live with chronic illness means learning to let go.

HIV or Not, He’s Still Josh

Josh Robbins' own diagnosis launched him on a path of activism that has made him a vital voice in the HIV+ community.

Healing Her Gut Through Bread Baking

After a stomach disorder (possibly ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease), Sarah Owens turned to baking and fermenting foods to help heal her gut.

How Frida Kahlo Helped This Burlesque Dancer Recover From Paralysis

When Irene Delgado was diagnosed Guillain Barré, channeling the Mexican feminist icon helped her recover, and get back on stage.

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.