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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How To Have An Awesome Sex Life When You're Ill Or Disabled

Kirsten Schultz, who has arthritis, wants safe, satisfying intimacy to be attainable by everyone.
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When Kids Help Kids

Inspired by their own hospital experiences, these kids launched projects to help other young patients.
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How Chronic Pain Made Me Stop Worrying And Love CBD

After an MS diagnosis, a quest for nerve pain relief led me to reassess my '80s anti-marijuana programming.
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A Lifelong Runner, Sidelined By Disability

Running has been the ribbon of continuity that has run through my life. Now it's been severed by disability, perhaps for good. What do I do now?

In Treating Chronic Illness, “Normal” Is Not Always The Right Standard

Normal is different for everyone. What doctors should concentrate on is you're not getting worse.
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How Disability Made Hiking Better For Me

In what I used to view as the marathon of life, permission to ramble has been one of the greatest gifts disability has given me.