Living With

Living With


Latest Episodes

Living With & Working
November 06, 2019

Hear from six Health Union contributors --  Jed Finley, Jaime Holland, Hess Polanco, Kerrie Smyres, Simon Lord, and Kelly Mack -- on how a chronic condition or a life-changing diagnosis has impacted their work.

Living With IBS: Hess P
October 23, 2019

Hess Polanco shares how IBS affects him on a daily basis, how (and why) he stopped apologizing for his IBS, and why its important to talk about the condition to break down the stigma.

Living With Prostate Cancer: Simon L
October 09, 2019

Simon Lord was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 50. His experience with prostate cancer inspired him to make changes in his career, and his approach offers inspiration to others facing a difficult diagnosis. 

Living With Multiple Myeloma: Cindy C
September 25, 2019

Cindy Myeloma Teacher Chmielewski has been living with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, since 2008. In this podcast interview, she spoke about her path to diagnosis, the value of being an empowered patient, and how she continues to live life at

Living With Psoriasis & PsA: Alisha B
September 11, 2019

Alisha Bridges has been living with psoriasis since childhood, and in this interview, she shares how she navigated growing up with the added the challenges of psoriatic disease, as well as how her advocacy work has provided her with additional confidence

Living With & Dating
September 04, 2019

How does living with a chronic condition impact dating? Hear from four Health Union contributors as they share the joys & challenges of dating while living with a chronic condition.

Living With Lung Cancer: Jill & Ivy
July 31, 2019

Jill & Ivy share their stories of diagnosis, how advocacy helps them cope with the uncertainty of living with lung cancer, and how personal choices have helped them take back some control over their bodies and how they view this disease.

Living With Macular Degeneration: Cora Lyn S
July 17, 2019

Cora Lyn talks about diagnosis and treatment for macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S.

Living With COPD: Michelle V
July 10, 2019

For Michelle Vincent, receiving a diagnosis of COPD at the age of 42 completely changed her world.

Living With Psoriasis: Chris P
June 26, 2019

Chris Pettit shares how he became more educated and began to advocate for himself and others living with psoriasis. As Chris says, its a full body disease, not just a skin condition.