HEALTH & WELLNESS

My Turn: Personal stories by Health section readers

My Turn is a forum in which readers can recount a personal health or fitness experience.

  • My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis

    My Turn: Ready to celebrate a new hope for cystic fibrosis

    When the CF gene was identified in 1989, a photo of its discoverer gained a spot on the fridge. Now there's new promise for a mother to grasp.

  • My Turn: Hearing-impaired people need friends and some patience

    My Turn: Hearing-impaired people need friends and some patience

    They hover between the hearing and deaf world but fear feeling like outsiders.

  • My Turn: Love formed in Alzheimer's crucible

    My Turn: Love formed in Alzheimer's crucible

    Alzheimer's disease brought us together. The illness resulted in a relationship of greater intimacy and closeness than I ever could have imagined. However, when I first met Dorothy I had no idea that she would be responsible for both the happiest and saddest periods of my life. We met at a senior...

  • My Turn: A penny for your walks

    My Turn: A penny for your walks

    By all accounts, Americans are becoming heavier. The number of people deemed to be obese continues to grow. The remedy is obviously proper diet and exercise, but getting enough exercise is not always easy. People need incentive, and I've got one to suggest. Having had some issues with my heart,...

  • Sweet revenge on cancer treatment

    Sweet revenge on cancer treatment

    I was baptized at Our Lady of Hypochondria Church. When I get a headache, my mind speeds past simple causes, like "sinus pressure," and goes straight to "inoperable brain tumor." If my leg tingles, it's multiple sclerosis; if my heart hiccups, it's cardiac arrest. Ah, the pointless trysts with Dr....

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