Raised in Apartheid-era South Africa, my mixed-race father had no shortage of scars. But as dementia overpowered his brain, his anxiety and fears melted away, and I met a man I never knew existed.
As a doctor, Dad was very specific in his wishes for end-of-life care. I agreed wholeheartedly…back when it was purely theoretical.
When her best friend started chemo, Chaya wanted a way to make her monthly mikvah as special as possible. She ended up finding a new kind of holy cleansing—even though it broke all the traditional rules.
Sascha DuBrul is not your typical clinician: he’s been institutionalized multiple times and is best known as the bassist of Choking Victim. But upending the way delusional patients are treated is the most punk thing he’s ever done.
In church basements and community centers, AA has helped people stay sober for 82 years. But is this decidedly old-school organization ready for a brand new spin?
It’s the font everyone loves to hate – there’s even a movement to ban it. But my dyslexic sister helped me see how valuable those much-maligned letters can be.
More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before. At one correctional facility, volunteer death-doulas offer care and comfort to their fellow prisoners.
One pot-shop worker got swept up by the anti-big-pharma mentality on the job. But going off her meds was a cold reminder that the magic green plant isn’t always the answer.
An intimate look at life on the kidney waiting list.
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