Alyssa Salela, Author at McKnight's Senior Living
Alyssa Salela

Alyssa Salela

Alyssa was the 2017 editorial intern for McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She had just graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual degree in journalism and psychology, and she was to return in the fall to pursue her master's degree in journalism. Alyssa most recently had worked as a print editor at Vox magazine, a city publication based in Columbia, MO. She also had worked as a reporter at the Columbia Missourian and as an editorial assistant at Wiles Magazine. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys long-distance running and reading.

Most recent articles by Alyssa Salela

Lauren A. Dalvin, M.D.

Parkinson’s disease shows link to melanoma

People with either Parkinson’s disease or melanoma are four times as likely to receive a diagnosis of the other disease, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Researchers, however, said that the association likely is not due to a Parkinson’s drug, levodopa, that often is cited as a reason.

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