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Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, which is 9.5% of the U.S. population.

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

In high school, Lauren Cheek, a current junior studying biology at Mercer, was a good student who was known for thriving in the classroom. She did her due diligence, got straight A’s and, as a senior, was preparing to apply for college. However, she and her family began to notice some changes. She ...

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here’s what it’s like to get diagnosed

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a metabolic disease that affects between 5 and 10 percent of women, half of whom don’t even know they have it.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 9, 2019

My doctor told me everything I needed to know, but she also told me that it’s common for people to misunderstand PCOS. I spoke to a surgeon who specializes in reproductive surgery about the ins and outs of PCOS.

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