Tag: Millennial

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

Continue reading

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,

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Ensuring Our Health: Millennials Take On Health Insurance

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Let’s be honest, when it comes to healthcare, millennials take a lot of heat. Transamerica Center for Health Studies most recent survey of millennials and healthcare found almost half of Generation Y chose to minimize their costs by skipping out on preventive care. Our most common substitute for a doctor’s

Continue reading

Gambling with the Flu: What Millennials Should Consider Before Rolling the Dice on Flu Shots

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ The signs were all there, but I just couldn’t see them. A little more tired than normal, I still went out for my daily run.  After, I developed a low-grade fever. A few short hours later, I had a sore throat, cough, and a stuffy nose. By the time the

Continue reading

Marking Milestones: How Millennial Parents’ Resources Can and Cannot Change the Speed of Development

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby. Now what? As you know, the world is a very different place than when our parents got the good news. As millennials, we face the battle of constant connectivity to everyone, including our employers. And across the socioeconomic spectrum there are more households

Continue reading

Keeping Calm and Carrying On: How Meditation Can Help Millennials Navigate A Stressful World

By: Alex Edelson Do you often wake up and immediately start thinking about your doubts, fears, worries, and embarrassments? How about your 9am meeting, a fight with your friend or a parent? And, oh yeah, how about that you’re definitely going to be late for that meeting? We all find ourselves following thoughts and feelings

Continue reading