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Young But Not Healthy

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Young women face a lot of pressure as they begin their careers, find a mate and consider starting a family. And when those same women face serious illnesses, there’s extra pressure to pretend all is well. Michele Lent Hirsch is one of those women, and she joins us to talk about how she and others in her situation manage their medical conditions amid their busy lives. Her new book is called “Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine” (Beacon Press).