Millennial Women’s Health Series

Investment differences in fertility age range vs. menopausal/postmenopausal

We need to include menopausal and postmenopausal women in research efforts and biotechnological development.
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Mental Health Matters

Why Mental Health Matters

If you broke your ankle, you wouldn’t hesitate to seek out an orthopedic surgeon. If you had a fever, a visit to your PCP would be in order. Why is it, then, when it comes to mental health, people are sometimes slow to react and even slower to reach out for support?
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The American Medical System

There’s No Pill For That: Skepticism and The American Medical System

We all know what it feels like to be suspicious of the conventional medical system. African Americans, in particular, have been speaking for decades about racism within the health care system and how they feel it impacts their medical care. Acclaimed tennis pro Serena Williams recently shared in the media how her underlying health condition could have killed her when she was giving birth if she hadn’t advocated for herself.
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Preventative Health

Preventative Health Takes Center Stage

You know the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In the health care sector that Millennials have grown up with, preventive care often has taken a back seat to procedure-driven disease care, meaning that most people wait until an illness disrupts their lives before they invest in their daily well-being. That system is set up to bill for the things doctors and surgeons can do and not focus on how to keep people from being sick in the first place.
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Approach to Wellness

Millennials’ Health Matters: A Proactive Approach to Wellness

Health. It’s a small word that packs a big punch. The dictionary definition of health is: “the state of being free from illness or injury.” But how do you achieve that state in a time when healthcare seems out of reach to so many? Those who are under-insured often avoid the doctor due to costly out-of-pocket expenses, and the uninsured are just one illness away from potential bankruptcy. It seems like health has taken on a more expansive meaning in the past several decades, as well as gotten more complicated.
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Igniting Conversation

Millennials’ Health Matters: Igniting Conversation that Transforms

As millennials come into positions of power and leadership in their communities around the country, their coming-of-age stories center around a few central themes: One of them is a healthcare routine -- or a lack of one.
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