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Physical Therapy “Ask Me Anything” from the Experts at Spark Physiotherapy

By: Alex Edelson I’ve always been active. Movement is how I release anxiety and tension in my body and it’s a part of my identity. In 2017 I started powerlifting five times a week. One day I felt stiffness and pain in my left lower back. I couldn’t walk or sit without severe discomfort. There

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Millennial Caregivers: How Gen Y is Stepping Up

By: Vanessa Steil, BPCA As millennials, we don’t often think of things like long-term care or having to make end-of-life decisions. That is, unless you are one of the more than 10 million of us who find ourselves being a caregiver to a loved one.  I first added the job of caregiver to my resume

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How Diabetes Affects Mental Health

By: Sam Bickford Imagine if on top of your busy life there was another entire life that you had to deal with. Only this other life isn’t easily seen or understood by other people.  This other life is having a chronic illness. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and have been since I was 7 years

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Dysautonomia Awareness: Living with POTS

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Summer Dashe always knew she was destined to be a journalist. While most kids do not become what they say they want to be when they grow up, Dashe’s decision was cemented when the foundation of her life was shaken, literally. At just two years old, her mother placed her

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Mental Health and Disability: A Constant Intersection

By: Sam Bickford What does it mean to live with a disability? A disability is any condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Millions of Americans live their life every day not only navigating the struggles of life, but also having to deal with a different set of struggles: the difference in their

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COVID-19 and Flu and Monkeypox, Oh My!

By: Millennial Doctor, Lindsay Morrison, MD, MSCI It’s that time of year when the air turns crisp, the leaves begin to fall, and seasonal influenza or “flu” once again becomes widespread in the places we work, live, and socialize with our friends. Given the recent epidemics of COVID-19 and Monkeypox, the approaching annual flu season

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Thyroid Cancer FAQs with Dr. Mike Natter,
Millennial Endocrinologist

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Two weeks after celebrating his 9th birthday, Mike Natter, MD, woke up in a strange hospital bed where a warm and empathetic pediatric endocrinologist explained to him that he had been rushed to the emergency room and had Type 1 Diabetes. That was 28 birthdays ago. Now Natter, an endocrinologist

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Dr. Mike Natter Answers Top Thyroid Cancer Questions

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ What’s it like to be young, healthy, and invincible, and suddenly diagnosed with thyroid cancer or another condition? While your doctor, nurse, or physician’s assistant can sympathize and understand from years of caring for patients, Mike Natter, MD, actually knows. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 9

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Millennials and Yoga: Why You Should Do Yoga

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ When Sasha Greenberg moved to New York City from Israel to pursue her modeling career, the constant hustle of city life, her long work hours, late nights out, and a major change in the foods she ate in the US from her Mediterranean diet, were a lot for her body

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Life as a Thyroid Cancer Survivor: One Millennial, Vanessa Steil’s Story

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ What Is the Thyroid Cancer Survival Rate? When 26-year-old Vanessa Steil was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the one thing she heard when she told people was: “Well, at least you got the good cancer.” In terms of survival rates compared to some other cancers, and depending on the type of

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