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The immunological price of social pain

Stress is one of those fuzzy psychological constructs. It is usually defined as a state of mental or emotional strain, and a chronically ill friend of mine used to call it the “dirty little secret of chronic illness.” Why? Because

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There is nothing wrong with you

Continuing my series of literary retreads, here’s an essay that I wrote nearly five years ago. If you remember my comment last time about the various kinds of perdition faced by the chronically ill, you might have wondered what I

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Posted in Chronic illness, Health care, Medical training, Women's health
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