International Students Day: Student Health in College

Posted on November 17, 2018 by kerri

I spent 5 years getting one, 3 year degree in university—I was balancing asthma, other health problems, ADHD and a learning disability that went undiagnosed 4 of those 5 years, and working part time. Fortunately, I wasn’t also having to be self-sufficient, and my tuition was covered. When I think about student health, though, I … Continue reading “International Students Day: Student Health in College”

Exploring Gestational Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

Posted on November 14, 2018 by kerri

While diabetes can affect anyone, gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects only woman during pregnancy. In recent years, 6 to 8 percent of soon-to-be mamas are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a statistic that’s increased 2-4% from previous years. [1] While often gestational diabetes is thought to be linked to weight, only half … Continue reading “Exploring Gestational Diabetes on World Diabetes Day”

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: A difficult diagnosis

Posted on November 9, 2018 by kerri

Two years ago for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, I shared my friend Tara and her mom Lori’s story. While today’s article will be more about the facts of pancreatic cancer, please read their story to understand the impact of pancreatic cancer on those living with this difficult type of cancer and their families.  The pancreas … Continue reading “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: A difficult diagnosis”

Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Posted on November 1, 2018 by kerri

Epilepsy affects 470,000 children in the United States. [1] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome accounts for 1-4% of epilepsy (seizure disorder) occurring in children, and is described as “a devastating pediatric epilepsy syndrome”. [2, 3] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a particularly severe type of epilepsy, in which multiple types of seizures frequently, and may also experience cognitive or … Continue reading “Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome”