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Returning to life after chemo

Priest concludes her chemotherapy struggles, and looks forward to a promising future of health.

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

I still have good and bad days. After all, my body is still fully recovering from the harsh treatment of my medical endeavours. I routinely see my integrated medicine doctor, continually take my vitamins and follow a diet of fresh and healthy foods. Supplying my body with the appropriate fuel is critical...

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

It felt like we were back to square one, and my mom spent hours researching, and talking to family members and friends. We had a friend that went through a similar situation with their daughter. She went to the Mayo Clinic, an extremely acclaimed clinic in Minnesota, and they diagnosed her with Juvenile...

Senior Jenny Chai tries a new treatment for kidney disease

During her treatment for FSG, senior Jenny Chai is visited by friends seniors Annie Doig and Claire Pellegrino at Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

Samantha Gaddis

October 5, 2016

In the fourth grade, a biopsy procedure changed the life of senior Jenny Chai forever. It found that Chai has Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSG, a rare form of kidney disease. FSG attacks segments of the kidneys’ filtering system, causing serious scarring in children and adolescents, and...

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