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I have a form of dysautonomia that is imperceptible to others. It causes rapid heart rates, syncope, dizziness, temperature fluctuation, chronic fatigue and pain. I am what an invisible illness looks like.

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there: Life with an invisible illness

September 30, 2020

I often mourn the person I used to be. I was an athlete. I played soccer and lifted weights, ran races and set records. I had long, thick hair and I could stay awake for 12 hours straight. I did not fear...

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

August 4, 2020

Imagine being a healthcare worker who has worked on the front lines since the very beginning of the pandemic. You are dressed head to toe in personal protective equipment and it is the middle of spring, but s...

Stagnant water in buildings brings health concerns, experts say

Stagnant water in buildings brings health concerns, experts say

July 1, 2020

Due to coronavirus-related building closures, college campuses like Columbia are working to ensure a safe return and dealing with stagnant water increasing the possibility of bacteria and serious illne...

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