Posts tagged "illness"

True Story: I’m A Woman Who Gets “Man Flu”

As a child, I was sick with relative frequency. I remember returning to third grade after a month off with mono, several pounds lighter, and my skin pale from lack…

Phylisa Wisdom | August 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Study: If You Want To Save Your Marriage, Don’t Get Sick

In case there weren’t enough findings already being used to perpetuate female insecurity, a University of Michigan study has found that older couples are more likely to divorce when the…

Claire Hannum | May 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm

9 Beauty Products Specially Made For Cold & Flu Season

When you’re laid up with a winter cold, sinus infection or (aaack) the flu, the last thing on your mind is looking beautiful. But some beauty products will actually help

Lilit Marcus | February 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Criticized For Tweeting & Blogging About Her Illness

The New York Times’ Bill Keller and his wife Emma Gibley Keller (in the UK’s Guardian — which has since been removed) have criticized a woman named Lisa Bonchek Adam, a blogger…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm

“Third Rock From The Sun” Actress Kristen Johnston Is Suffering From Rare Form Of Lupus

“Third Rock From The Sun” actress Kristen Johnston opened up that she is suffering from a rare form of lupus, an autoimmune disorder which creates muscle weakness. [

Jessica Wakeman | December 19, 2013 - 10:42 am

The Best/Worst Parts About Being Sick

If you noticed slightly fewer baby panda-related posts on The Frisky last week, your eyes were not deceiving you. I was out sick, or I guess I should say “in”…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 9:00 am

5 Mysterious & Bizarre Symptoms Explained

One of the upsides to being a nurse is that I can generally tell you WHY you feel a certain way. One of the downsides is that I can generally…

The Stir | September 17, 2012 - 11:50 am

Incredible Dude And Author Plan Amazing Surprise For Sick Friend

Colvin Jang was looking for a way to make his terminally ill friend Nachu’s dream come true, and using the power of the online community of Reddit, he was able…

Julie Gerstein | February 25, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I Got Sick And My Friends Abandoned Me”

I’m 25 and earlier this year I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that I’ve yet to really get a handle on. It’s been very emotional for me to say…

Wendy Atterberry | December 21, 2010 - 5:30 pm

I Have Lupus

The first time I noticed my fingers changing colors was my junior year of high school. It was January and I had just finished my last final for the semester.

Erin Fennell | August 25, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Mind Of Man: Real Men Don’t Need To Be “Nurtured”

When I’m ill, I drink whiskey. More specifically, a hot toddy, otherwise known as “Irish Nyquil.” My beloved local bartender from North Ireland taught me her old family recipe –…

John DeVore | February 17, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Men Are More Likely To Leave When A Partner Is Seriously Ill

A study in the medical journal Cancer found that a man is seven times more likely to leave his partner if she is seriously ill than if the tables are…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2009 - 8:45 pm

How To Nurse A Sick Man Back To Health

My honey bunny threw out his back this weekend moving heavy boxes into our new apartment and literally couldn’t move unassisted for 48 hours. Despite my lack of qualifications for…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Deal With A Sick Boy

Devil get behind me, it’s cold and flu season. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mom who refused to categorize any of her five kids as officially “sick”…

Judy McGuire | March 19, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Sexercise: Sweat It Out

We’re not sure if the British NHS (National Health Service) is just trying to lower their state health care costs or get their employees laid, but the agency is saying…

Simcha | February 12, 2008 - 7:00 pm