Advice

The home of Folks’ advice column, Ask Ada, as well as other articles giving actionable tips on how to live with a health condition.

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

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

Ask Ada: Help Me Deal With My Panic Attacks!

Plus: Ada reminds us all that grief takes many forms, and it's okay for anger to be one of them.

How To Find The Right Specialist

Whether you are trying to find a diagnosis or get better treatment, here's how to find the right doctor, from a woman who knows.

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?

How To Job Hunt When You're Disabled

Finding a job when you're chronically ill can be a challenge. So we spoke to an expert who has placed hundreds of disabled jobseekers for tips.

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!