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Living With It
Living With It

What It's Like to Live With Epidermolysis Bullosa

One in 22,000 people worldwide has a form of the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Sanne de Waard
4 days ago
phobias
phobias

What It's Like to Have an Irrational Fear of Thunderstorms

"If the news said thunderstorms were in the forecast, I'd be too scared to go to school."
Emmy Ruijven
7.17.18
hearing
hearing

Five People Told Us What They Do For Their Tinnitus

The remedies they tried include everything from therapy and mindfulness to weed and noise-canceling headphones.
Adriana Ivanova
7.13.18
Living With It
Living With It

I Got Two Liver Transplants in One Year

Nobody knows if my current liver will make it to next week.
Wieteke van de Sande
2.13.18
addiction
addiction

People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.
Philippus Zandstra
2.8.18
mental health
mental health

Autism and Eating Disorders Often Go Hand in Hand

“I eat a lot of coin-shaped licorice. I love that all the pieces of licorice have the same shape, because it gives me a consistent sensation in my mouth.”
Carleen de Jong
2.1.18
anorexia
anorexia

This Is What It's Like to be Pregnant and Anorexic

Just because you're terrified of gaining weight doesn't mean you don't want to be a mom.
Adriana Ivanova
12.27.17
ketamine
ketamine

Ketamine Could Help Stop Suicidal Thoughts

A psychiatrist who is studying the drug explains.
Maxime de Vries
12.26.17
Sleep
Sleep

Why You Should Sleep on Your Back, Not Your Stomach

Your neck will thank you.
Manouk van Egmond
12.7.17
euthanasia
euthanasia

A Doctor Built a Machine That Helps People Die

"After a minute and a half, you feel disoriented. In five minutes, you're gone."
Marjolein de Jong
12.4.17