Why Fat-Shaming By Doctors Really, Really Matters

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Between 210,000 and 440,000 people die every year as a result of preventable hospital mistakes. How many of those are casualties of weight bias?

My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me


Sami Jankins explains why a diagnosis doesn’t have to alter your outlook on life and what you can seek to achieve.

Waitin’ on a Sunny Day


On my PTSD, a Bruce Springsteen concert, and how I have to learn to open up in order to heal.

How Losing My Manhood Made Me a Better Man


Soft and spectacular: Michael Russer explains how Erectile Dysfunction enabled him and his partner to soar to unimagined heights of intimacy.

Should You Treat Anxiety With Marijuana?


The good, the bad, and the ugly with weed and mental illness.

“These men did not expect to live, and now they are learning how to try and live again.”


This comment is by Adam McPhee on Kile Ozier’s post, “Good Grief”.

Dear John: With His Father Dying, So Are His Chances To Talk


A last chance for a son to reconcile with his dying father, a father pushing his son to be involved in aggressive sports, and a boyfriend who was abused as a child.

“I cried like a baby for three months as my son fought for his life in a St. Louis Children’s Hospital.”


This is a comment by Josh Magill on the post “Parents, This is Our Edict”.

“There is nothing worse than being a NICU parent, but there is nothing greater than being one who is blessed and lucky enough to take your child home.”


These are comments by Harley, Samara, and Mark on the post “There Are No Gender Politics in the NICU – Baby With a ‘Bucket List’”.

“As a man who’s had herniated cervical discs for over 20 years, I can say that the support of a partner makes a HUGE difference!”


These are comments by Dr. Adam Sheck, Arthur MacMaster, Jess on the post “23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain”.


EKG, holter monitor, running, grief, fathers and sons, wrestling, sports, health, cardiovascular health, heart attack, mortality, medical, fear

James M. Chesbro runs from grief and mortality.

“Admonishing someone with depression is like telling a paraplegic person ‘I don’t see the problem, just get up and walk!'”


Have you ever been depressed? Did you have people telling you just to get over it? Or to just “think positively” and “believe in yourself”, expecting it to go away like magic? How did you respond?

Letter to J., Who I Used to Mentor


Michael Copperman finds that the right moment to mentor usually comes on the way to somewhere else.

The Circumcised Poet and Other Tales


No matter what has been cut away, what remains is whole.

Choosing Not to Circumcise


An activist, psychotherapist, and mother on the rationale behind her decision.

Suck It Up


Greg White learns the hard way after liposuction: Quick, painless solutions to long festering problems are the stuff of campaign promises, not physical reality.