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susu_facingSuleika Jaouad “Health is about adding life to years, not years to life.” A personal website discussing various events, interactions, struggles and celebrations living with cancer and surviving afterwards.
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New York TimesLife, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Cancer is not a gift, especially not at 22. But it can change you, prompting you to learn a few things along the way. A young woman’s blogging account of being diagnosed, treated and living with leukemia with her 20s.
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PulseConundrum by Matthew Hirschtritt A third-year medical student’s narrative of wrestling with the discord between the patient he pictured when reading her medical record and the patient he met after walking into the exam room. A contemplation of chronic illness and hidden strengths.
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Positive ExposureBeauty is in the Eye of the Beholder by Dr. Nancy Snyderman Photographer Rick Guidotti is a renowned fashion photographer who has worked in Milan, Paris and New York. Fifteen years ago, he saw the images of patients in medical textbooks and the experience changed his life.
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PulseThe Pros and Cons of Living with a Terminal Illness by Ellen Diamond An interesting perspective describing ways that a chronic or terminal illness can have advantages as well as disadvantages.
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PulseDance in Three Movements by Anna Schmidt A vivid description of life with rheumatoid arthritis, including one woman’s description of giving birth with this condition and concerns about how it will impact her ability to raise her child.
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PulseIn Sickness and in Health by Larry Zaroff One couple’s response to the question of which is worse - losing a loved one or being with them through an unremitting illness that limits your life as well as theirs?
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PulseImagine by Linda Koebner Besarta and her family fled Kosovo when she was 10. She was diagnosed with Friederich’s ataxia when she was 11. Now she has “aged out” of a system that helped her and her family cope with her illness. A narrative of illness… written 3 sentences at a time.
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Voice_of_America_Logo.svg_1Poor Treatment of Mentally Ill Violates Their Human Rights by Lisa Schlein A follow-on to When Doctors Discriminate by Julianne Garey – learn more about the stigma of discrimination and what the World Health Organization has called “a hidden human rights emergency.”
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