Chronic Illness

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a chronic health condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

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Why The 'Saw' Films Are Relatable To Anyone Who Is Chronically Ill

The series' titular serial killer might be a monster, but part of what turned him into one was our broken, unfair healthcare system.

"Yes, And...": The Critical Improv Skill That Can Help You Live Life With Chronic Illness To The Fullest

In improv, you're trained to keep building the story, no matter what. I found out firsthand the same skill is important in chronic illness.

When Embarrassment Can Kill

For years, shame and embarrassment stopped me from talking about my symptoms with doctors. My silence could have killed me.
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Cancer Was My Crucible, And It Made Me More Compassionate

The tragedies of illness can be agonizing to endure, but oftentimes, we come out the other side more loving people than when we went in.
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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.
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The Future Of Health Care Tech In Africa

Chronic illness and disability are on the rise in Africa. Luckily, so are clever African entrepreneurs, who are hacking the local health care system in revolutionary ways.
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Chronically Ill? Let Your Voice Be Heard

It's easy to feel powerless after diagnosis, but don't keep quiet about your experience. Ask yourself: what am I doing to create a better tomorrow?
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Is Marie Kondo and KonMari Compatible With Chronic Illness?

After watching Netflix's new show about the life-changing art of tidying up, I tried it for two weeks to see if it was compatible with my disability. Here's what I learned.