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Chronic Illness

The Man In The Makeup Aisle

It's hard being a young man with alopecia. Especially when you're trying to learn how to draw your eyebrows on.

The Best Podcasts For People With Health Conditions

Five podcasts that will make you laugh and feel less isolated as you deal with a chronic health condition or disability.

Stop Saying “It’s Better Than Being Sick.”

Unless you're chronically ill yourself, you will never truly understand the difficult choices those with life-threatening conditions have to make.

When It Comes To HIV, Knowledge Is Power

This World AIDS Day, know your status. Because while no one wants to have HIV, knowing for sure will give you power you wouldn't otherwise have.

Stepping Out Of Epilepsy’s Shadow

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and journalist Kurt Eichenwald opens up about his lifelong struggle with epilepsy.

Why I’ll Never Be Okay With Having A Chronic Illness

Everyone expects me to be okay with my condition. I'm here to tell you that's not how it works.

Getting My Life Back After Open Heart Surgery

James Beard- and Julia Child-award-winning author Linda West Eckhardt lives for food, family, and dogs. But what happens after the cookbook writer gets her chest carved open?
A disabled man giving a thumbs up sign underwater in scuba gear, alongside his diving instructor.

The Big-Hearted Org That Brings Scuba Diving To Everyone

Disability doesn't exist underwater. Founded by Jim Elliott, Diveheart is an Illinois-based organization that wants to make sure everyone can experience what that's like.
A yellow sign reading 20MPH on a clear sunny day.

How Chronic Illness Slowed Me Down For The Better

Maybe being happy is more important than how productive you are.

The Grand Mal Puppeteer

After Frank Maugeri received a life-changing diagnosis, the renowned artist and performer struggled to achieve balance between his art and his condition.

Yes, You Can Get Lyme Disease From Ticks in Winter

Cold climes don’t stop some species of ticks from actively gorging on us and our pets. Here's how to protect yourself.

8 Chronically Ill YouTubers To Follow For Daily Inspiration

From muscular dystrophy to seasonal affective disorder, here are nine YouTubers showing what life with a health condition is really like.