Patient files

  • December 1, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Continuing to smile, despite a failing heart

    Linda Jara went to the doctor in December of last year for a simple sinus infection. By Christmas, s...
  • November 18, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Outrunning cancer and beating the odds with a positive attitude

    In September of 2014, sports medicine physician Michael Ross received a shocking diagnosis: Stage 4 ...
  • October 29, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Face off with fear: Standing in the path of a charging elephant

    Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert are "explorers in residence" for National Geographic...
  • October 20, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Nine months pregnant, and facing her biggest fear

    Giving birth to a child for the first time is a big step into the unknown. You can prepare for it, d...
  • September 29, 2015 |  The Pulse

    After prescription drug addiction, the road to recovery

    When we think of people being addicted to prescription drugs, we usually think of opiods or stimulan...
  • August 20, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Managing multiple sclerosis through a relationship of trust and lots of negotiations

    What a lot of us really want from our physicians is care - care that goes beyond managing illness or...
  • July 31, 2015 |  Patient Files

    Sometimes treating a terminal illness does more harm than good

    When my mother died earlier this year, I was able to prepare myself, my family, and my mother, herse...
  • July 16, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Documenting dad's dementia through photos and audio

    Ellie Brown is a local photographer who has been documenting her father's development of dement...
  • July 9, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Searching for a diagnosis and finding a community

    Imagine you're a parent and your child is not developing like other children her age, but docto...
  • May 21, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Philadelphia artist remembers her father, one of the city’s early AIDS victims

    In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the gay community was hit hard. But contrary to public perce...
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