RaveLibrary JournalBlending scientific examples with medical discoveries, the narrative remains engaging and accessible from chapter to chapter, especially where Johnson effectively describes how illnesses that were once considered terminal have become manageable conditions. The thoroughly documented book includes numerous charts and an extensive index ... Johnson, as in his previous works, digs into his subject to highlight new connections and interrelated facts that produce fascinating and sometimes unexpected insights. A smoothly written book of medical wonder that pays specific attention to racial disparities in health care.
PositiveLibrary JournalAs more is learned about the long-term effects of COVID-19, health and science journalist Miller offers a timely description of the ramifications of a chronic illness. The story of her struggle with Crohn’s disease provides the undergirding for a broader look at how every aspect of life is impacted by any disease that doesn’t kill, but also doesn’t go away ... Miller is open about her own struggles and intertwines autobiographical portions with reflections on life with chronic illnesses ... A clear, no-holds-barred account that will be useful both to those coming to grips with their own chronic illness and also to the people in their lives.