Depression Survey Feature

The ‘invisible illness’ of depression is very real, and it’s very treatable. Take our survey to let us know how long it took before your depression treatment plan was effective for you. Answer questions such as: how many medications (and dosages) did you…
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Help educate the health care community about Liver Cancer. If you’re battling liver cancer, then you’re all-too-familiar with the lack of disease awareness surrounding this less-common cancer. Many of those diagnosed did not even know they were at risk. With your help, we…
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Share your Lung Cancer Story Feature

What do you wish people knew about YOUR lung cancer story?  If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, you’re likely familiar with the lack of public disease awareness surrounding this condition. It’s often overlooked as the #1 deadliest cancer in the U.S. With…
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Your experience with clinical trials can help others. Our partner is seeking people who have participated in clinical trials and are ready to share their stories. Simply complete the following short survey to see if you qualify for a special Clinical Trials Awareness…
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Giovanni posing under water

The following inspirational story was written by community member, Giovanni Profeta. Help us celebrate his 2-mile swim in open water by leaving congratulations in the comments below! I am a sports enthusiast. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a swimmer and freediver. My…
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Meet Amy Amy Gietzen from Buffalo New York has been living with Systemic Scleroderma for 18 years. Her insights and wisdom come from living with this chronic condition for half of her life. Like other autoimmune disorders, systemic scleroderma occurs when the immune…
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At Health Stories Project, we’re fascinated by stories related to health and medicine, from the personal to the deeply profound. While this blog often focuses on sharing your stories, we also like to occasionally give a shout-out to some of the interesting books…
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Has something in the news inspired you to talk about your health? Tell us about it and your story could appear on our blog!

On a recent visit to see his family in Los Angeles, Rick Guasco started chatting with his 27-year-old Lyft driver. He mentioned he worked for an HIV/AIDS service organization in Chicago and the young man confided that he was HIV positive — something…
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If you have an iOS device (e.g., iPhone, iPad), you can record your video health story using our Health Stories Project video app.

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Self-care makes a huge difference when it comes to health. What has been your greatest support or source of comfort?

Jane Gardner never wanted to become a full-fledged member of “the cancer frequent flier’s club.” Nobody does. Since she was first diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago, Gardner has survived breast cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer. And just when she thought…
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This story was written by community member, Shannah Hudson. If you would like to be featured in Stories From The Community check out our opportunities page for ways to participate! Emmalyn Reese Hudson graced us with her presence nine years ago, at 35 weeks…
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Lisa recently responded to one of our survey questions with her heartfelt health story. Below is what she had to say. Picture this: It’s six weeks before you’re getting married, you’re about to go on tour to promote your first full album, and…
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What would you like to share about your health story? Tell us about it and your story could appear on our blog!

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Do you have unique hobbies and interests that are impacted by your condition? Tell us about them! Your story could appear on our blog.

Meet Marty Marty has been a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor since 1982. His accident occurred almost four decades ago, but he’s still working hard on his recovery all these years later. He’s made incredible progress and has a positive attitude that no…
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Would you like to be featured in Stories From The Community? Check out our new opportunities for ways to participate! Mary responded to our recent question about self-care. Move it or lose it, we say. So, move it, I do. As a lifelong…
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When most people find out someone is living with a rare health condition, their first thought is just how hard it must be for that person to carry on every day, facing their diagnosis. But for many who have a rare condition, the…
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Podcasts are a uniquely intimate and wonderful experience. Having someone in your ear, talking to you, is lovely. This is especially true because many peope choose to listen to podcasts when they’re working, cleaning, or doing something when they’re alone that they’d rather…
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Dupuytren disease is one of those things you never notice until you know about it. The slow-progressing hand condition, which can cause the fingers to permanently contract in a bent position, afflicts millions of people in the U.S., especially those over 60. Despite…
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Caring for someone with any chronic health condition is an experience that is hard to relate to unless you’re going through it. Resources and support for caregivers are often hard to come by, friends and family don’t often understand, and treatment can be…
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Nikki Albert has coped with chronic pain since she was a kid, when joint hypermobility syndrome left her with aching knees and insomnia at just eight years old. As a young adult, she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and migraines. Now in her early…
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