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Are we seeing more colorectal cancer cases in younger adults?

Clinical Symptoms Health & Wellness Hot Health Topics

Yes. There is a recent global uptick in colorectal cancer rates among adults under 50. If you are aged 45 or older (or <45  with increased risk of colorectal cancer due to family history or certain medical conditions), talk to your clinician about getting screened. In the US, colorectal cancer (CRC) – cancer that starts in Read more…

Q: June is Pride Month. Why do Those Nerdy Girls feel it is important to write about Pride?

Social and Racial Justice

Q: June is Pride Month. Why do Those Nerdy Girls feel it is important to write about Pride? June is Pride Month in the U.S. and many countries around the world. Pride events serve to celebrate, honor, uplift, educate, and increase understanding and visibility for and among members of Queer communities and their families and Read more…

Why are girls entering puberty earlier?

Reproductive Health

Girls are getting their first period at younger and younger ages, especially girls of color and of low socioeconomic status.  Potential reasons include both higher BMI and stress, but it’s still not fully understood.  This change is important, as earlier sexual maturation brings with it concerns for both physical and social health. A recent study of over Read more…

Nerdy Girls Live 06/17/24 – The Ins and Outs of Cancer Screening

Health & Wellness Videos

Those Nerdy Girls discuss the ins and outs of cancer screening. Which cancers should you get screened for? What are the pros and cons? Why do screening guidelines keep changing? Hosted by: – Sarah Coles, MD: TNG Contributing Writer, Family physician and Assistant Professor – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder of Fueled Read more…

This month I’m seeing Pride 🏳️‍🌈 and Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ flags everywhere. What is that all about?

Social and Racial Justice

June is Pride Month in the U.S. and many countries around the world. (Pride is celebrated during other months in countries such as Denmark.) Pride events serve to celebrate, honor, uplift, educate, and increase understanding and visibility for and among members of Queer communities and their families and loved ones. Visibility is important because it Read more…

2023 TNG Annual Report

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It’s hard to believe that Those Nerdy Girls is now four years old! As we continue to grow and expand as a sustainable organization, we are pleased to introduce our first Annual Report. While preparing this overview, we were once again filled with gratitude for your generous support in 2023. Your contributions have been instrumental Read more…

Does Paxlovid reduce the risk of long COVID?

Infectious Diseases Long COVID Treatments

Unfortunately, data is mixed on the usefulness of Paxlovid for the prevention of long COVID. We need more data, including clinical trials that are carefully designed, to evaluate whether or not there is a benefit. Long COVID, also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, refers to lingering symptoms that emerge in some individuals following a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read more…