Chronic Illness

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

Star Mom

Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and an ostomy bag couldn't stop Betsy Staar from proving her doctors wrong and becoming a mom.
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Ask Ada: Should I Disclose My Depression On My Dating Profile?

Plus: how can I help my chronically ill child socialize with friends during the pandemic?
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Learning How To Support Black People From My Disability

As a person with lupus, I realized I needed to support BIPOC the same way I want the world to support me.
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Worried Waiting: What Cancer Taught Me About COVID

Living in the limbo of cancer feels a lot like what we're all going through in this pandemic. But take it from me, it can be a time of growth.
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This Chronically Ill Influencer Has A Camera... And A Cause

A professor who didn't believe her chronic pain put Gigi Robinson on a path to working with brands like Tommy Hilfiger to empower more people living with invisible illnesses like her.
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Dollhouse Artisans Refurbish Their Health, One Tiny Object At A Time

For both artisans and consumers grappling with chronic illness and mental health issues, the world of miniatures has become a healing refuge.
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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.
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What You Think Is Your Greatest Weakness Is Really Your Superpower

After learning to live with her psoriatic arthritis, television personality and entrepreneur Nitika Chopra has one simple message about chronic illness.