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. [Today.com

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
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