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Americans see the disabled, physically and mentally, as half people.
-- Richard M. Cohen

More than 130 million people live with chronic illness. Richard M. Cohen is one of them, and he writes about what it means to be your own health care advocate and how to claim your own voice. Read More.

About Richard M. Cohen

Richard M. Cohen

Richard M. Cohen is an award-winning journalist and writer who also lives with multiple sclerosis. He also writes "Chronically Upbeat," an online column for AARP: The Magazine. He is the author of Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness and Strong at the Broken Places, both New York Times best-sellers. Read More.

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