Much about Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise may be fake, but Yolanda Hadid’s chronic Lyme disease is very real.
Laurie Edwards is the director of the Advanced Writing in the Disciplines program at at Northeastern University. Her most recent book is, “In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America.”
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I know people mean well, but enough already with the only child shaming.
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For as much as medical science can tell us, we also need to be willing to admit how much we still don’t know.
As more students enter higher education with chronic illness, a different kind of learning is required.
Writing, teaching, parenting, and so much of life resists the outcomes we use to gauge success — and sometimes, that’s a good thing.
Why do some decide to give a kidney, bone marrow, a portion of a liver, or sign up to be an organ donor?
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Future physicians need to see patients as the valuable resource they are.
As I hurtled into motherhood, the boundaries of being an adult child shifted, too. My parents needed more, and I had a tiny newborn who needed — and deserved — everything.
The real value in awareness is when broader cultural recognition is a complement to research and innovation, not the end goal itself.