Latest Posts from Gillian Freney

Me, My Health & the Internet

Me, My Health & the Internet

My relationship with internet research was complicated by success. I scoured medical research online for years, searching for (and ultimately finding) an explanation ...

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Putting Popular Culture’s Health Messages in Perspective

Putting Popular Culture’s Health Messages in Perspective

Pop culture health tropes make me cringe. Exclamation points are mandatory. There’s the personal-mastery variety: “Take charge of your health!” ...

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RA Is Not the Headline of My Story

RA Is Not the Headline of My Story

Most people don’t know what rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is. Why would they? I didn’t, before my diagnosis in 2010. I knew what arthritis was, sure. ...

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