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Machelle Stephens

Getting access to a COVID vaccine

COVID Vaccines and What to do in the Meantime

COVID-19 has proven to be one of the deadliest viruses in recorded history. It’s no surprise that people are lining the streets and entering months-long waiting lists to get their vaccines. In a previous blog, we discussed What’s Going on with COVID Vaccines and why we need to continue doing research. Today we will be elaborating on that by discussing who will actually have access to the EUA vaccines and what everyone else should be doing in the meantime. Keep reading to learn how you could get early access to a vaccine candidate.

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Fatty Liver Disease Blog

Five Tips to Better Manage Your NASH Diagnosis

NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease characterized by fatty tissue build-up around the liver that has cause inflammation, scarring, and damage. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rarely shows symptoms until it has progressed far enough to cause damage. In fact, data shows that more than 35% of Americans could be living with fatty liver disease and have no idea.

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What's Going on with the COVID Vaccine

What's Going on with COVID Vaccines?

We’re finally wrapping up 2020, but with a new year comes new research, especially COVID-19 research. There seems to be a lot of confusion around the COVID vaccine candidates and why we would need to continue researching if certain candidates are already approved. Well, we’re here to set the record straight!

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Expecting During COVID-19

Expecting During COVID-19

The first cases of the novel Coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China, as a cluster of pneumonia on December 31st, 2019[1]. It’s official; we’ve almost been dealing with this pandemic for a year. That’s a year’s worth of confusion, panic, anxiety, and depression on scales we’ve never seen before. Expecting mothers and new moms are among the most afflicted, and postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety rates have gone through the roof. Keep reading as we discuss pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depression during COVID-19.

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Holidays and COVID-19

Holiday Season During the Pandemic

2020 has got to go down in history as one of the craziest years recorded. From natural disasters to presidential elections and worldwide pandemics to rumors of wars, times are uncertain, to say the least. Now, the holiday season is coming up, and COVID-19 has never been worse. So, what does this mean for us? Keep reading as we discuss what to expect on the corona-front this holiday season.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Is Alzheimer's in My Genes?

Have you ever wondered if you’re going to develop Alzheimer’s Disease? Maybe your mom is struggling with it right now, or maybe your grandpa on your dad’s side died from it. It may be scary to think about, but how much are you really at risk? In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we discuss a few inheritable traits that family members should know about.

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IBD During COVID-19

Living with IBD During COVID-19

COVID-19 has left our world battered and confused on so many levels. Nothing seems to be as easy as before, even down to going to the grocery store. For IBD patients, it’s even more challenging. From decisions on how to navigate their daily life to the anxiety and depression directly correlated with COVID-19, living with IBD during this worldwide pandemic may seem next to impossible, but we’re here with you! Keep reading for more on what it’s like living with Irritable Bowel Disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Liver Disease Blog

Frightening Facts on Liver Disease

October is full of frightening things like ghosts and goblins and presidential debates, oh my! But, one thing even more terrifying than all of that… LIVER CANCER! October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re here to discuss some pretty scary facts on liver disease, what can lead up to liver cancer, and what you can do about it before it’s too late.

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Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

Mental illness is a significant issue here in the US. Research shows that just under 20% of adults experience some form of mental illness in an average year.[1] Now with almost a year of the coronavirus under our belt, the rates continue to rise. According to a poll conducted in mid-July, 53% of Americans reported their mental health had been negatively affected by the virus. Many expressed “difficulty sleeping or eating, increases in alcohol consumption or substance use, and worsening chronic conditions, due to worry and stress over the coronavirus.[2]

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The Top Five Parkinson's Myths

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be scary, but it’s not the end! PD is a neurological disorder that degenerates mostly dopamine-producing parts of the brain, causing symptoms such as tremor, rigid limbs, and gait or balance issues. While this is a serious condition, most people can still have an excellent quality of life with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. However, there is a lot of misinformation of there, and we’re here to set the record straight. Keep reading to learn the top five Parkinson’s myths!

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