Virgie Townsend

Living With It

What It’s Like to Get a Double Lung Transplant in Your 20s

“No one knows what cystic fibrosis is and how severe it is.”
Tiffany Rich
9.26.18
Living With It

I'm Living With an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

"I got MRSA during the winter break of my senior year of college. My first outbreak lasted six months and was all below the belt. I had it on my genitals, along my ass, and down my legs."
AnnaLee Barclay
8.28.18
Cancer

How to Check Yourself for the Deadliest Kind of Skin Cancer

Melanoma cases have been rising in the US for the past 20 years.
Virgie Townsend
6.12.18
death

How to Tell Your Kid That You're Dying

Explaining to a child that you're terminally ill is one of the hardest things a parent can do.
Virgie Townsend
5.15.18
Health

Narcolepsy Gave Me Disturbing Spiritual Visions

"A miracle and a disorder met at a perfect confluence of science and faith."
Virgie Townsend
5.11.18
death

How the Death of a Parent Affects a Child

An estimated 1.5 million US children lose one or both parents by the age of 15.
Virgie Townsend
4.23.18
antibiotics

Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought

The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Virgie Townsend
4.11.18
anxiety

Kids Who Face Their Fears Develop More Confidence

Many parents struggle with how to help their children manage anxiety.
Virgie Townsend
1.31.18
addiction

There's No Such Thing as a Baby Opioid Addict

“They can be born dependent on a substance, but there is a difference between dependence and addiction.”
Virgie Townsend
11.8.17