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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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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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