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Hospital Visits

Packing for the Hospital, Take Two

Meg Hemphill | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Meg Hemphill

Going to the hospital to have a second baby is a bit like being a sophomore at school -- you've been here, done this. You know your way around campus, what not to have for lunch and what you need in your locker vs. school bag.

In a Hospital for No Good Reason

Chuck Nyren | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Chuck Nyren

I keep seeing the word unremarkable. I figure out it's med-speak for normal. At age 64, after abusing my mind and body in every way imaginable throughout my life, I'd say that anything normal is remarkable.

I Don't Want to Die Alone

Corey Prachniak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

Sprawled out on a hospital bed last week -- barely clothed and feeling immensely vulnerable -- I found myself confronting a classic queer question: Do I have my lifestyle to blame for this?

Sickened Ire

Barry Crimmins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Barry Crimmins

I went to a doctor for a preliminary consultation for a colonoscopy. The entire procedure was to be covered by a state agency because I am 57 years old; have no health insurance; and a family history of colon cancer.