Patient files

  • April 9, 2014 |  The Pulse

    A good sense of humor helps in coping with epilepsy

    In this week's Patient Files, epilepsy advocate Dan Dougherty talks about the need for a light ...
  • March 4, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Making percussion instruments out of pill bottles, and other stories of living with cystic fibrosis

    Philadelphia musician and recording store owner Brian McTear talks about 'chasing life expectan...
  • February 19, 2014 |  The Pulse

    When you're named after a cheesesteak, slimming down is hard to do

    Imagine spending your whole life, from childhood, fighting temptation inside what one might describe...
  • February 12, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Choreographer Brian Sanders still pushing the limits after joint replacement surgery

    Choreographer Brian Sanders opens up about the hip replacement surgery that sparked a minor career c...
  • February 6, 2014 |  The Pulse

    A diagnosis many years in the making - Systemic Scleroderma

    In this week's Patient Files, Emma Straub talks about the anxiety that came with trying to defi...
  • January 29, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Let's talk about death, says medical librarian donating her corpse to science

    As cheesy as it may sound, I am dedicating my life — and my death — to the education of medical stud...
  • January 23, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Radiation tattoos serve as accuracy indicators and marks of survival

    In this week's Patient Files segment, we take a look at the permanent marks left behind after c...
  • January 8, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Rare genetic disorder causes brittle bones, but can't break his spirit

    In this week's Patient Files, 25-year-old Scott Clifford talks about living with Osteogenesis I...
  • December 18, 2013 |  The Pulse

    Going gluten-free is bad enough; try explaining it to your Italian grandma

    In this Patient File, Valerie DiMambro talks about the year she got divorced, found bed bugs and got...
  • November 15, 2013 |  THE PULSE

    Romancing the stone: A tale of unbearable pain, a stern wife and Coca Cola

    In this week's edition of Patient Files, we take a look at pain, recovery, remorse and a heavy ...