Patient files

  • February 9, 2017 |  The Pulse

    Let him eat cake: Reframing life after a suicide attempt

    Michael Bohannan-Calloway was diagnosed with cancer in January 2010. Doctors told him it was treatab...
  • January 5, 2017 |  The Pulse

    How kidney failure changed Philly rapper Freeway's music and life

    Just as he was stepping on stage to perform for tens of thousands of people at the Made in America F...
  • December 8, 2016 |  The Pulse

    My dad hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in two years

    When I ask him what the last meal he ate was, he hesitates, trying to remember:"I love chicken,...
  • September 22, 2016 |  The Pulse

    How one composer's hearing damage inspired a concert series

    In 2008, composer Daniel Fishkin's ears started ringing, and they never stopped. Doctors offere...
  • September 8, 2016 |  The Pulse

    Doctor tells tale of losing a patient, and what Katy Perry had to do with it

    Mohammed Nayeemudin was working in the ICU when he got a call from the emergency room — a 30 year ol...
  • June 13, 2016 |  The Pulse

    Life after Norah

    A mom, a daughter, a disease, and time.
  • May 12, 2016 |  The Pulse

    Reborn on the operating table: turning disability into music

    What would you do if you lost control over your body? You could scream at your fate...or, you could ...
  • April 14, 2016 |  The Pulse

    If you are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s, would you want to know?

    Drug trial gives people a "peek" at their brain functioning.
  • March 23, 2016 |  The Pulse

    A kidney donation, with an assist from above

    Did a religious epiphany save Terry Sukeena's life?
  • March 10, 2016 |  The Pulse

    A heart attack becomes an unwelcome source of poetic inspiration

    Marylou Kelly Streznewski describes herself as a model of health. And for most of her life, she took...
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