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Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients

Each October, the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, awards one nurse the Jensen Patrick Nursing Award at their annual employee banquet. The award honors excellence in nurses who have “demonstrated unusual concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and have performed extraordinary acts of kindness.” In 2018, Michelle Williford, a nurse case manager at Hospice of Tift Area, received this prestigious award. … Continue reading Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients

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Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run

Sarah Hutchinson, 30, of Valdosta, Georgia, devotes herself to health care and recognizes the impact it has on others, especially young women. Alongside her work at the Hughston Clinic, Hutchinson also has a passion for fitness and helping her husband, Taylor, with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run helps young women realize that they can take charge of their futures and provides opportunities … Continue reading Spreading Empowerment Through Girls on the Run

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Aerial Adventures

Erika Bennett has never been one to back down from new and at times challenging experiences. So, when she made a trip down to Tampa, Florida, to visit her family, one of her family members invited her to try aerial yoga for the first time. Though she did not have previous experience with any kind of yoga, Bennett figured that it would still be a … Continue reading Aerial Adventures

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Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Faith, family, and fitness are the priorities that Jacinta Howell, 34, lives by. With being a CrossFit enthusiast, full-time mother and wife, and a sexual assault victim advocate at Moody Air Force Base, those priorities help her cope with the daily responsibilities of a full schedule. Howell has lived in Valdosta, Georgia, for the last 25 years. She has been married to her husband, Kenneth, … Continue reading Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Hyperhidrosis: How to Not Sweat It

With temperatures outside soaring, sweating provides a useful way to cool our bodies and lower our temperature. Hyperhidrosis, or sweating that is more than what is required to regulate normal body temperature, is no laughing matter. It affects nearly 5 percent of Americans (more than 15.3 million people) and a much higher percentage in many other countries. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, but … Continue reading Hyperhidrosis: How to Not Sweat It

Live Better Kicks Off New Program

Compared to Georgia and U.S. averages, obesity rates and prevalence of chronic disease are typically higher in South Georgia counties. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many disease states prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems, and other conditions. It is in our collective best interest to improve the health of Thomas … Continue reading Live Better Kicks Off New Program

Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

Parents want their children to excel academically, which is why they could worry that summer break — a time in which many students sleep in, vacation, play video games, or lounge around the pool instead of studying — could cause kids to backslide and forget what they learned during the school year. Those parents might be on to something. The phenomenon of students unlearning academic … Continue reading Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

Starling Shines Bright at Sterling Physician Group

After spending 15 years in a private practice in Valdosta, Georgia, Dr. Curt Starling decided to join the team at Sterling Physician Group, located in Moultrie, Georgia. The orthopedic surgeon, who hails from Hahira, Georgia, said his field of study is one he has always been truly happy with. Starling began with his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and then worked his way … Continue reading Starling Shines Bright at Sterling Physician Group