Patient files

  • April 16, 2015 |  The Pulse

    A love of pro wrestling greater than the fear of cancer

    Imagine you have one all-consuming passion in life. The thing you can't live without. And sudde...
  • April 2, 2015 |  The Pulse

    How almost losing an eye can help you see life more clearly

    For those who've long claimed Chris Satullo must have a hole in his head, good news. Medical sc...
  • March 19, 2015

    After cancer treatment, many patients need years of follow-up care

    Imagine living through lymphoma, breast and thyroid cancer. Then later, heart trouble hits.
  • February 19, 2015 |  The Pulse

    My 10 days in the 'concussion cave'

    A blow to the head left NPR producer Theo Balcomb with a minor traumatic brain injury and a deep nee...
  • February 19, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Losing weight at home, with the help of a video game

    Paul Ballas has struggled with lifelong obesity. But using his Xbox fitness to work out at home, Bal...
  • February 5, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Experiencing measles firsthand, despite being vaccinated

    We're in the middle of a measles scare right now, with over 100 documented cases all over the c...
  • January 29, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Portrait series focuses on people 'Torn Apart' by workplace injury

    In 2009, George Beerley was operating heavy equipment at a construction site near Doylestown, Pa., w...
  • January 22, 2015 |  The Pulse

    With more adversity comes more love for couple dealing with cancer

    Imagine you're young, and totally healthy. For a few nights, you wake up in cold sweats, feel g...
  • January 15, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Pursuing an engineering dream in a 'slightly different way'

    Hayden Dahmm is a senior engineering student at Swarthmore College. Heand his twin brother Ethan, we...
  • December 11, 2014 |  The Pulse

    When the words won't come — recovering from a series of strokes in my 30s

    I wanted to read the lines so desperately, to force the words from the pages into my mind and out of...
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