Intima Archives | NON-FICTION - A-L by title

 

 

A Billion Heartbeats | Rod Tanchanco | FALL 2016

The power of a pacemaker keeps the heart young.

A Crippled Cassandra | Kelley Shinn | Fall 2013

When a doctor tells her she'll never have children after losing her legs at sixteen, a writer predicts a different outcome for her life.

Again | Randy Hale | SPRING 2015

The possibility of a second battle with illness leads to a different reaction from the first time

A Good Night Out | Tim Cunningham | SPRING 2014

An ER nurse struggles with the concept of compassion during a patient encounter.

A Life Less Terrifying: The Re-Visionary Lens of Illness | Ann Wallace | SPRING2016

What does it mean to look back, relocate our identity, and revise our story?

The Anatomy Lesson | Olivia DiLeonardo | SPRING 2016

A woman learns more than just anatomy when she visits a dissection lab.

An Unexpected Healer | Julia McGuinness | FALL 2014

At the intersection of medical training and a personal tragedy, a first year student unlocks a profound truth.

A Year With 'Susan' | Chris Cai | FALL 2014

Sometimes, says a public health student, developing a friendship has more impact than a lecture.

Baby Girl | Erin George | SPRING 2017

A heart-wrenching tale of a young life.

The Baby on the Bus | Nina Gaby | SPRING 2015

We never know how our actions may alter the course of a life. A psychiatric nurse reflects on duty, the death of a parent and coincidence.

Beauty | Ann Casapini | SPRING 2015

A veteran returns from war and must deal with an unseen enemy

Believing in Chinese Medicine | Lily Chan | FALL 2014

A medical student, raised on herbal remedies (banlengen and snake gallbladder extract to name a few), considers how an Eastern philosophy of healing has affected her clinical viewpoint today.

The Best There Is? | Barbara Pilvin | SPRING 2014

The conflicts and contradictions of living with a condition such as lymphedema.

Breath Sounds | Blake Gregory | FALL 2016

A newly minted physician realizes that an early morning page can be an invitation to participate in another person’s story.

The Bright Speck | Dixon Yang  | SPRING 2016

What happens when the only doctor a patient trusts is a medical student?

Cancer Diva | Marcia Butler | SPRING 2015

After years of performing, a concert musician takes center stage for reasons other than her skill.

Caretaker | Laura Hinton | FALL 2013

A woman grapples with a new role in her life, which challenges everything that came before it.

Changeling and the Baroness | Kaja Weeks | FALL 2016

An experience from the past reminds a practitioner of her journey towards acceptance and compassion

Christmas Day | Richard Sidlow | SPRING 2015

On an otherwise quiet day, a moment between a mother and child impacts everyone present

Constellations | Julia Sevy | SPRING 2015

If stars have a meaning, do tumors have a meaning too?

Chemo Chemistry | Mariel Z. Knight | SPRING 2016

Not exactly love at first sight: A leukemia patient falls for her oncologist.

Clinical Flashback | Osman Bhatty | FALL 2014

When should a doctor listen to a patient? Read and decide for yourself.

Coming Out of the Medical Closet | Angelica Recierdo | SPRING 2014

Courage is needed to face the unpredictable events that occur at a hospital.

Communion | Richard Chisolm | SPRING 2013

A television producer spends his 50th birthday in an unexpected setting. 

Cura Personalis | Lauren Boehm | SPRING 2013

Do you drink?

D/D | Maureen Hirthler | FALL 2014

A mother and a doctor daughter. A deathbed. Can Charles Barkley bring them together?

Day 1 of Dying | Karen Dukess | FALL 2016

When a countdown begins, the days bring forth an infinite number of memories.

Death of an Old Farmer | M. Sophia Newman | FALL 2014

In a remote village in Ghana, a pre-med student struggles with the desire to "do no harm."

Dextrocardia | Gregory Fagan | FALL 2012

A heart condition leads to a change of heart about how to engage with illness.

Disclosure Day | Kathryn Cantrell | SPRING 2015

Every patient is a story, awaiting to be read.

Double Black Doors | Trev Morgavi | FALL 2016

A rotation in psychiatry glimpses the reality of influencing patients.

The Dragonslayer | Andrea Hansell | SPRING 2015

Personal and collective narratives coincide in this account of a husband's illness and death during the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.

Dust | Mary Pan | SPRING 2016

Touch, patience, camaraderie: A physician learns the value of some vanishing skills in medicinein a rural Kenyan hospital.  

Eight Grown Children | Ann Casapini | SPRING 2015

If the truth hurts, do you still have to tell it?

Eight Months After A Suicide Attempt | Andrea Rosenhaft | SPRING 2015

The struggle to stay alive, like a splinter that eludes the tweezers

Emergency Care and Loss | Kristy Byrd | FALL 2012

A long night in the ER brings a pregnant patient into contact with a cast of characters.

Extended Bodies | Alli Morgan | FALL 2015

A patient-guided journey through the body's gains and losses during a prolonged illness.

Finding the Words | Kerry Malawista | FALL 2016

Visits to a therapist to cope with a physical diagnosis lead to healing of a different sort.

Flying Into Jerusalem | Katherine Macfarlane | SPRING 2015

In pursuit of fertility, a law professor discovers there is no medical compass to guide her.

Fortitude and Patience | Jane Zhao | SPRING 2014

A sprained ankle leads to this meditation on walking, the fragility of the body, and the memory of a grandmother.

Ganpati's Garden | Nikhil Wadhwani | SPRING 2013

The nature of change is reflected in so many ways generation by generation, season by season.

Genealogy | Holly Schechter | FALL 2014

Of babies and Bubbies: When a new generation is on the horizon, we recall the past.

Gifts in a 24-hour Period | Alma Robles | FALL 2013

When families and cultures collide: a memoir about birthday presents, CT scans and chocolate.

Graduations | Nina Collins | FALL 2012

A daughter thinks about a secret her mother kept from her many years ago.

Hey Hey Hey Hey | Steve Street | SPRING 2014

A writer prepares to live in the face of death. 

How Quickly Do We Forget? | Zohar Lederman and Nicole Marcomini | SPRING 2013

Two doctors, two stories, one patient—many interpretations.

The ICU and You | Ann Etta Green | FALL 2013

Calls to return to the hospital, conflicting calls by doctors—confusion sometimes reigns, causing chaos.

ICU Man | Sarah Garvey | SPRING 2016

Lessons learned when the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit becomes a reflection of a bigger picture to see.

The Identification | Mari Georgeson | FALL 2015

A brief encounter leaves a lasting impression and raises questions for a Public Health professional.

I'm Too Young To Be Here | Nadia Hannan | SPRING 2017

The aftershocks of a youthful cancer force a woman to face aging differently.

Incompatible With Life | Sadaf Qureshi | FALL 2013

To live or to die? A med student discovers there is harmony, rather than a disparity, between the two.

The Journey Through the Forest | Lawrence Hergott | FALL 2012

A doctor muses about becoming a physician and the importance of courage in the face of every day care.

Last Dance | Ellen LaPointe | FALL 2014

Attending to a parent in the last years of her life is an emotional choreography of sorts.

The Lilac House | Sarah Gurley-Green | FALL 2012

The memory of a childhood sanctuary provides comfort through the trial of cancer.