illness

mental health

When Bad Circumstances Make Anxiety Vanish

I have generalized anxiety disorder, but in times of true crisis, my anxiety seems to disappear.
Jamie Friedlander
1.23.19
Menk, by John Doran

How My Father's Sickness Brought Back the Pain of My Childhood

After all these years and near-death experiences, I still can't have an honest conversation with my father.
John Doran
10.8.18
body

Does Working in an Open-Plan Office Affect Your Health?

Critics note that they are distracting, uncomfortable, increase stress, hurt productivity, and potentially spread germs.
Mark Hay
8.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

E-Cig Factory Breaks into 'Mass Hysteria' After 30 Mysteriously Fall Ill

No one knows what caused it.
River Donaghey
6.25.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Online, I'm the Picture of Health. Offline, I Have a Chronic Illness

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19—but you'd never guess that from scrolling through my Instagram feed.
Ione Gamble
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
6.18.18
Young and sick

Being Young and Sick is Harder For A Woman

"When you’re at a party one day and in the hospital the next, or were born with sickle cell anemia and later learn you have a tumor, it can make you wonder: What’ll strike next?"
Michele Lent Hirsch
3.13.18
Health

People with Illnesses Talk About the Symptom They Shouldn't Have Ignored

If you think you might be sick, here's an idea: Ask a doctor what they think.
Ruth Faj
12.4.17
Health

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World

Multiple chemical sensitivity is a relatively unknown condition that makes its (mostly female) sufferers debilitatingly sensitive to common substances like smoke, perfume, and cleaning products. Why is it barely recognized by the medical community?
Dominique Sisley
10.23.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Having a Chronic Illness Doesn't Mean Giving Up Sex

We spoke to Kirsten Schultz, the woman behind the #ChronicSex movement giving people with chronic illnesses and disabilities the information they need to build healthy sex lives.
Nicole Haase
10.19.17
Screen Crack

These Films Accurately Portray People Living With Rare Diseases

They're sipping wine, smoking, and mumbling to each other—viewers assume this is the dregs of a wild night out, but it's two parents talking about their newborn.
Oset Babur
10.10.17
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