My Many Selves

June 13, 2017

How I learned to live with multiple personalities. Emma Young meets a woman with dissociative identity disorder and discovers what happens when you lose your sense of being an individual

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Chemo Scrambled My Brain

April 24, 2017

After years working as a nurse in critical care units, Anne Webster found herself lying in the hospital struggling to get well. She had been given the wrong dose of a chemotherapy medication to treat Crohn’s disease. The mistake had caused her bone marrow to shut down, and she’d developed pneumonia. As she lay in the hospital, she thought, “If I live, I’m gonna write about this.”

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Anita Foeman: Race and identity in many ways define who we think we are, while modern genetics can challenge those notions. To delve into these issues, I am involved with a communications studies project at West Chester University in Pennsylvania that explores narratives at the intersection of race and identity

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Patient Voices: ADHD

April 4, 2017

About 6.4 million children in the United States have been given diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the condition is also being recognized more in adults. The challenges faced by those with ADHD are daunting and deeply personal. Here, in their own words, are the stories of adults and children coping with ADHD

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Mark Chanko’s family sued NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and one of its doctors for allowing a TV crew to film his death without permission. A lower court had thrown the case out, but the New York Court of Appeals revived it

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My Banished Brother

April 1, 2016

The first time I saw my brother, Jimmy, he was 60 years old, and I was standing at his hospital bedside in the town of Dunkirk, N.Y. He was intubated with intractable pneumonia and lay in a drug-induced sleep, his sparse ginger hair so different from the rest of my brunette family

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As Gaye Dumbai came trudging up the dirt road, heading toward the overgrown cemetery where his mother is buried, villagers came out of their houses despite the pouring rain to get a closer look at him. “Aya, Gaye, you going to your ma grave?” Naomi Tama, a local market woman, called to him

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Anonymous Doctor, “I won’t forget the palpable emotion on the ward. Organ donation is not commonplace but can change the lives of so many”

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