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Celebrity Illness: Based On Real Life, “The Big Sick” and No Diagnosis

Celebrity Illness: Based On Real Life, “The Big Sick” and No Diagnosis

People who are ill and are dealing with no diagnosis for themselves or a loved one know how terrifying it can be to have medical professionals working toward a solution, yet being unable to diagnose or treat the problem. Recently, this tale was brought to life in the autobiographical rom-com The Big Sick, based on the real life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon. Written by the pair, it chronicles the story of how the interracial couple struggled to stay together, only to find Emily in an induced coma after a mystery illness threatens her...
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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Chronic Pain. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Epilepsy, PTSD, and Brain Aneurysms.   George Clooney Hollywood actor/director George Clooney dealt with chronic pain in the wake of a serious on-set accident in 2005. While filming the political thriller Syriana in 2005, the former E.R. star hit his head during what should have been a routine stunt and has had issues ever...
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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – PTSD

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – PTSD

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, and Brain Aneurysms. People who find themselves in frightening, distressing, or even life-threatening situations can react in many different ways. Fear or injury or the possibility of either can immediately cause things like stress, nervousness, or panic. These are completely normal reactions to these sorts of...
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Celebrities Living with Disabilities: Epilepsy

Celebrities Living with Disabilities: Epilepsy

While they might seem next to invincible up on stage or fighting crime on the silver screen, it’s important to know that famous actors and musicians also deal with serious chronic illness and long-term disabilities. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Epilepsy. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Brain Aneurysms, and HIV/AIDS. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Epileptic seizures can have a...