The Future of Diabetes & Climate Change

When you think of climate change, your first thoughts typically revolve around rising global temperatures and melting ice caps. Usually, your mind doesn’t wander to diabetes or any other disease. But soon, it might. Previously on the Peer Health blog, we’ve discussed the effects of climate change on Lyme Disease. And, I’m not proud to…

A Patient Journey, Week 2

Madeleine Boyson is currently on a second hiatus from pursuing a degree in history in an effort to better treat her Lyme disease. Her time away from school has led her to seek out a healthcare community on social media. After noting the positive health benefits of social media in a TEDx talk, Madeleine joined…

Would You Want the Right-To-Try?

In our current political climate, it’s nearly impossible to get through the day without seeing something about Planned Parenthood or ‘right-to-choose’ related news. But, for the past three years, another important healthcare battle has been waged and mostly ignored by the mainstream media: the right-to-try. Over the past three years, 33 states have passed laws…

A Patient Journey, Part 1

Madeleine Boyson is currently on a second hiatus from pursuing a degree in history in an effort to better treat her Lyme disease. Her time away from school has led her to seek out a healthcare community on social media. After noting the positive health benefits of social media in a TEDx talk, Madeleine joined…