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How Diabetes Made My Son Internet Famous

When Henry Jensen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it opened up a whole new world of friendship.

My Disability Is Invisible. I’m Still Disabled.

After falling out of a tree, I experienced a traumatic brain injury that affected nearly every aspect of my life. So why is it so hard for even friends and family to believe I'm disabled?

I Married A Doctor. He Left Me When I Got Sick.

Just because you married a doctor doesn't mean your marriage can survive cancer, but it can show you who you really married.

Men Get Breast Cancer Too

After becoming the youngest known male breast cancer case on record, Bret Miller helps other men face what is all too-often mislabeled a "woman's disease."

Immigrants In Health Care Get The Job Done

Alexander Hamilton was right. In my experience, in health care, it's the immigrants who are most diligent, and most willing to listen to their patients.

From Full House And Depression To Fuller House And Mental Wellness

Best known for playing Kimmy Gibbler, actress Andrea Barber struggled with depression and anxiety for years before finding a path to good mental health.

The Green Card And The Caregiver

My patient was so desperate to stay out of a nursing home, she offered me a green card if I became her caregiver for life. I almost said yes.

“I Don’t Want To Die In Here”: An Inmate’s Wife Talks COVID-19

In New York State, where thousands of inmate like Taverial Norman are chronically ill, immediate reform is needed to prevent coronavirus from spreading like wildfire.

When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You’re Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.

When Someone Says They Are Disabled, Believe Them

Whether Jameela Jamil or a person sitting in a handicapped seat on a bus, we all have a duty to believe the experiences of others.

How Radiation Therapy Taught Me To Meditate

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit like mindfulness. My six weeks of radiation therapy gave me that, and then some.

Learning The Language Of My Husband’s Parkinson’s

I've immersed myself in a new language three times out of love for my husband, but Parkinson's has been the most challenging.