Tag: Millennial

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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Why Self-Advocacy is Important in Healthcare

By: Sam Bickford Your body is an infinitely complex machine. All of us require routine maintenance and daily nourishment, but some of us with chronic conditions require even more than that.  For better or for worse, our healthcare system is almost as complex a system as our bodies, which is why it is so crucial

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Force Multiplier: Keeping Physicians in Healthcare through Hybrid Careers

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ A Millennial Doctor Speaks About Her Experience The story below is part 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. If you’ve ever lived through a natural

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Sensory Deprivation Effects: Should Float Tanks Be Part of Your Routine?

By: Alex Edelson Do the pressures of daily life force you into a mad dash to be productive all the time? Do you find yourself thinking things like, “If I can do my 9-5 job and research cryptocurrency to make passive income, I’ll be happy and successful.”  We rarely have the opportunity to stop, shut

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Millennials’ Relationship with Identity and Disability

By: Sam Bickford A Conversation on Disability and Identity with Allie Schmidt of Disability Dame What makes you feel like you? The pronouns you go by? Your politics? People in your life accommodating your chronic illness in thoughtful ways? A big difference between Generation Y and other generations is our strong interest in identity politics.

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Monkeypox: What Millennials Need to Know

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ What do you know about Monkeypox? For many of us, it’s just the name. One that we often found after scrolling through the headlines of our social media news feeds where “Monkeypox” has appeared along with those fairly gross (if we are being honest) pictures of blisters covering a person’s

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The War in Healthcare Is Still Raging: Millennial, Combat Veteran, and Emergency Medicine Doctor Shares How Healthcare Workers Are Suffering Moral Injury, Not Just Burnout

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ The story below is part 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. When Caitlin McCord Delaney, MD, sees her patients, she likes to see them

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