And then…crisis. A flesh-eating infection from a spider bite.

My Arm Is Being Eaten Alive Because Of A Spider Bite

My feelings about spiders and getting a spider bite used to be pretty neutral. NOT ANY LONGER. Spiders can burn in the fiery depths of hell. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.4.17   |   SHARE
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Charlie Gard

What Would You Do If Charlie Gard Were Your Baby?

Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a five-month long legal battle, is front-page Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
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Gay Promiscuity, HIV, and Stigma; What Is Really Happening? 

When cishet people deal with sex and HIV, it remains a private affair. When queer people deal with sex and HIV, it can mean death. And not because we Read...
Charl Landsberg    |   09.21.16   |   SHARE
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It gets better than this.

The Important Lessons I Learned From Chemo

You realize pretty soon that everything other than cancer — i.e. missing a train, being late to your dentist appointment — is no biggie compared to Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   11.16.15   |   SHARE

Fighting Cancer On My Terms

"I was afraid this thing was going to do me in. But I took a deep breath and decided very early on that I would face cancer on my own terms." Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   05.18.15   |   SHARE

Say Hello To Vaginismus, The Locked Vagina Syndrome

The intricacies of happy vaginas are ever baffling. Thanks again, Nature, for throwing us through a loop with this rare and terrifying sexual Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   11.18.14   |   SHARE
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I Spent 17.5 Years In Prison For A Crime I Did Not Commit

Prisons as currently structured are abusive, coercive and destructive to women’s self esteem, abilities and families. Read...
Gloria Killian    |   10.5.14   |   SHARE

Weird Sex Problem of the Day: Vaginal Dryness

Here's how to handle this all-too common condition down south. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   07.12.14   |   SHARE
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