Patient files

  • July 24, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Homebirth was not the plan

    What do you get when you mixcontractions, a snow storm, and stomach virus? A Philly couple found out...
  • July 17, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Living with a surprise diagnosis of 'iron overload disorder'

    Iron. Your body needs it to carry oxygen throughout the body in red blood cells. But too much of it ...
  • June 12, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Preserving memories 140 characters at a time after traumatic brain injury

    How one man uses technology as a tool to capture important memories.
  • June 5, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Smoking marijuana as one tool to cope with HIV infection

    Twenty-two states have made medical marijuana available to patients. It's legal in New Jersey a...
  • May 29, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Surviving a rare disease gives chaplain a unique outlook on life

    In this week's Patient Files, pastor Stephen Weisser talks aboutbeating the odds to survive a r...
  • May 15, 2014 |  The Pulse

    How treating my sudden death syndrome left me at risk of sudden death

    In this week's Patient Files, Michael Downing tells us about his harrowing set of medical encou...
  • 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...
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