chronic illness http://kuow.org en Lifelong Smoker Goes Into Extra Innings In His Fight Against "Mr. C" http://kuow.org/post/lifelong-smoker-goes-extra-innings-his-fight-against-mr-c <p><em>How do we own up to our own mortality? RadioActive reporter Madeline Ewbank tells the story of one man's baseball game against cancer and the odds stacked against him.</em></p><p>Jon Nyberg is sitting out on my porch, watching the sunset and working on the latest New York Times Sunday puzzle. Fifty-two down: wake-up times, for short. He's proud of the grizzled chin and the head of wispy, gray hair he's been growing, a look his friend likes to call "the Amish experiment." But his skin hangs off his bones like his cigarette hangs off his lips. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:13:28 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Madeline Ewbank 19498 at http://kuow.org Lifelong Smoker Goes Into Extra Innings In His Fight Against "Mr. C" Invisible Illnesses: Imaginary Or Not Yet Recognized? http://kuow.org/post/invisible-illnesses-imaginary-or-not-yet-recognized <p></p><p>More than 8 million people in the United States suffer from diseases like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lyme disease. But these diseases don’t have a diagnostic test or a cure. And some doctors have long dismissed them as imaginary. Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Andy Kogelnick, director of the independent medical research center, the Open Medicine Institute, about her research on these invisible illnesses. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:18:38 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15962 at http://kuow.org A Poet's View On Parenting And Chronic Illness http://kuow.org/post/poets-view-parenting-and-chronic-illness <p></p><p>Poet <a href="http://www.seedison.com/" target="_blank">Suzanne Edison</a> knows the ups and downs of chronic illness too well. Her daughter has <a href="http://www.myositis.org/component/content/article/10-children-and-families/93-what-is-juvenile-myositis" target="_blank">juvenile myositis</a>, a rare autoimmune disorder. Today she reads two poems about the way her child’s illness affects her parenting: “Betrayal” and “Bloodwork.”</p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 6833 at http://kuow.org A Poet's View On Parenting And Chronic Illness Poet Suzanne Edison On Parenting A Chronically Ill Child http://kuow.org/post/poet-suzanne-edison-parenting-chronically-ill-child <p>Learning that your child has a serious, chronic illness is like falling off a cliff, without knowing how — or if — your feet will ever find the ground again, says poet <a href="http://www.seedison.com/" target="_blank">Suzanne Edison</a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 6832 at http://kuow.org Poet Suzanne Edison On Parenting A Chronically Ill Child