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I gave away half my liver in exchange for a new kidney for my mother

Liver recipient Connie Saragoza de Salinas, donor Aliana Deveza, surgeons Nancy Ascher and John Roberts, donor Annie Simmons and kidney recipient Erosalyn DevezaJessica Bernstein-Wax/UCSF Health By Clare Wilson “It was heart-breaking for me to see what my mom was going through – dialysis was getting to be really painful for her,” says Aliana Deveza, in… Read More »

One Road Trip Away from Freedom

[Author’s note: #BareYourMind is a campaign to share experiences of mental health struggles to help de-stigmatize discussion of mental illness.] When I find myself afflicted by the loneliness epidemic, I turn to the incredible, practical lessons of positive psychology for help. In particular, I use the positive intervention of savoring. When it comes to happy… Read More »

Once Again, the Trump Administration Tries to Take Away Your Health Care

It’s happening again. The Trump administration is attacking the Affordable Care Act (the ACA, or Obamacare). Only this time, the approach isn’t piecemeal, and it doesn’t arrive via Congress. Instead, it’s a full-on effort to repeal the entire health care law by declaring it unconstitutional. Specifically, the Department of Justice, under the guidance of the… Read More »