Category Archives: Catching Health Stories

An artist’s take on the frightening unfamilar world of cancer treatments

Rad Art book cover

Have you ever used the word rad? (Slang for cool or awesome.) Rad actually stands for radiation absorbed dose. It’s a term used to define a unit of energy that is absorbed from radiation — like when someone is having radiation therapy treatments to kill cancer cells. Maine artist Sally Loughridge knows all too well what […]

Every day Vanessa Child battles a deadly monster that is never satisfied

Vanessa Child

The monster Vanessa fights every day lives inside her brain. It tells her that she’s hungry — starving even — whether she just ate a snack or a three-course meal. She recently posted a selfie on Facebook with this caption: The Road to Success is Always under Construction Click To Tweet “I don’t really give in […]