Founder, YMyHealth Melissa is currently working as a writer and editor in Washington, DC, where she reports on health, medicine and research. She has a background in journalism, anthropology and human biology, medicine and public health. Melissa holds both a master’s degree in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
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.
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
By Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ It’s a subject you just don’t want to talk about. Anything related to our gastrointestinal tract (GI), the part of your body that digests food, absorbs nutrients, and expels waste, (to put it kindly), seems to be something best kept behind closed doors. But you can’t escape the headlines highlighting
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