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YMyHealth Wins Gold and Platinum 2021 dotComm Awards!!

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics have shifted into high gear this week with athletes from around the world receiving medals for their incredible skills, YMyHealth has arrived at a medal podium of its own. I’m very excited to announce that YMyHealth has been honored with not one, but two dotComm

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Finding a ‘New Normal’ for the Second Time: How One Millennial Is Navigating Life with Type 1 Diabetes and the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ For many millennials, the concept of “health” has taken on a whole new meaning since the coronavirus hit the United States. But for some health has played a front and center role in their daily lives for years. And the pandemic has just taken that to another level. Michelle Stephens

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Taking Our Shot: Why Showing Up to Get the Flu Shot this Season Could Make Millennials the Heroines of the Coronavirus Pandemic Story

By: Melissa Schenkman MPH, MSJ Let’s be honest; none of us like bad press. But throughout the coronavirus pandemic millennials have received lots of it. Now, we have a real opportunity to turn scenes of large gatherings with little social distancing and little mask wearing into something positive, as we begin this flu season. And,

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Unequal Footing: The Challenges Black Millennials Face in Health Care in 2020 and What Can Lead to Equally Positive Change

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ What’s the COVID-19 pandemic been like for you? Your answer likely depends on where you live, your economic status, and your race or ethnicity. As one of the most technologically advanced generations of our time, we are constantly hearing about COVID-19’s effects. One takeaway message: marginalized groups—people with less access

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10 Things to Know About Millennial Cancer Survivors, Patients, and Friendship

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Cancer and millennials. It’s a combination that can be hard to fathom. But for some millennials and their friends, it’s a reality. While millennials are known for appearing young and healthy on the outside, there are many among us who are either currently undergoing treatment or who already hold the

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Racing to Find a Treatment: How An Infectious Disease Doctor is Applying Clinical Research to Find Ways for Decreasing COVID-19’s Impact on American Lives

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ The story below is the second in YMyHealth’s COVID-19 Stories from the Field series. We will continue to share personal stories from millennials who are essential workers, caregivers, and those close to them, as long as the pandemic continues. It’s no secret that when it comes to public health in

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Having 20/20 Vision for Prevention Instead of Seeing It in Hindsight: Ways Millennials Can Make Eye Health a Priority

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ For more than a decade, all of my eye doctor visits in my 20s and now 30s have had one thing in common: I’m always the youngest person in the waiting room. And I’m not talking by a few years; try a few decades. But that shouldn’t be the case.

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Intensive Care: How One Nurse Is Flattening the Curve at a Manhattan Hospital

By: Kristen DeCaires Gall, MPH The story below is the first of YMyHealth’s COVID-19 Stories from the Field series. We will continue to share personal stories from millennials who are essential workers, caregivers, and those close to them, as long as the pandemic continues. I’m based out of a college town in New Jersey, where

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We Can Do Better: A Millennial Dentist’s Tips for Your Teeth

By: Alex Edelson Millennials get a bad rap. Some people label us as self-entitled, discontented, and my personal favorite, lazy. But we have not received the title of unhealthy, and we want to keep it that way. Thanks to a mix of food industry changes, education, social media awareness and technology, millennials have grown up

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