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Illness

  1. first person
    What Chronic Illness Taught Me About UncertaintyLessons for a global pandemic, from a permanently sick person.
  2. health
    What Happens When Lyme Disease Becomes an Identity?The tick-borne disease that’s now a movement.
  3. science of us
    These Are Not Sad StoriesHow graphic medicine humanizes the world of health care.
  4. science of us
    Changing My Style to Mask My Health IssuesAfter major surgery, I had a newfound need for people to find me attractive.
  5. living with
    My Life With a Colostomy Bag and a Hole in My Stomach“It was really bizarre to see — you look down and there’s a bit of your intestine poking out.”
  6. motherhood
    Should I Have a Mastectomy for My Children’s Sake?As a mother with a genetic risk for breast cancer, I’m not sure what to do.
  7. women's health
    Breast-Cancer Deaths Have Dropped by Nearly 40 Percent, According to a StudyBut it is still the most common cancer diagnosed in women.
  8. advice
    Ask Polly: I Got Sick, Dumped, and Fired. What Now?This is an incredible moment in your life.
  9. mothers and daughters
    Nursing My Mother, the ICU NurseI have waited all my life for this access to my mother, and I will take her, as she is — distant, forlorn, changed.
  10. inevitable diet package
    Body Talk: Eleven Couples on Changing ShapeThrough thick and thin, in illness and health.