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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?

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

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

How Chronically Ill Communities Can Fight Online Hate

Online abuse among people with health conditions is on the rise. Luckily, so are support networks.

Confessions Of A Recovering Superwoman

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

When Lightning Strikes Twice

Just because you make it through one diagnosis doesn't mean you're immune to others. When it comes to chronic illness, lightning does indeed strike twice.

6 Songs About Chronic Illness From Pop Stars With Health Conditions

Illness is the great leveler. Just ask Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, and TRACE, all of whom have written songs about the experience of being chronically ill.

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.
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How Chronic Illness Slowed Me Down For The Better

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

Is Medical Crowdfunding Really The Answer To A Broken Healthcare System?

These three stories of individuals who used crowdfunding to raise money to pay their medical bills show that sites like Indiegogo are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to navigating the system.

Agent Lupus in the F.B.I.

As an FBI agent, Shahna Richman was trained to handle everything from bank robbers to serial killers, but it never prepared her for lupus.

Mixed Blessings

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

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.