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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

Why Am I Always Tired?

Feeling fatigue? Here’s why and how to combat it. Feeling occasionally run-down or tired is a typical consequence in everyday life, but what if it is more than that? Fatigue can often be confused with sleepiness, but is actually quite different. Instead of feeling drowsy, there is a lack of motivation and zero energy. While this doesn’t necessarily warrant a cause for concern right away, … Continue reading Why Am I Always Tired?

Modern Measles

In 2000, the World Health Organization declared that measles had been eliminated in the United States. In 2019, the country is watching as the once eradicated disease makes its resurgence. The reason? A decrease in the number of people vaccinated against measles. As a result, new cases of the highly contagious disease have been cropping up all over the map. What Is Measles? The contagious … Continue reading Modern Measles

HIGH RATES OF HIV IN GEORGIA

According to a recent study that pulled data from the CDC, Georgia ranks third in the nation for HIV risk. It also has one of the highest numbers of new HIV cases in the country. Georgia is not unique among southern states, however. Nearly all the states that rank top 10 in HIV risk are located in the south. Statistics show that the disease disproportionally … Continue reading HIGH RATES OF HIV IN GEORGIA

High Maternal Mortality Rates in Rural Georgia

In 2017, Georgia had the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S., with 48.4 deaths per 100,000 births, according to a data study from USA Today. The state is also one of the poorest, with poverty disproportionally affecting black and minority communities.Rural communities have significantly higher maternal death rates compared to urban areas. Many rural towns don’t have hospitals equipped to receive women in labor … Continue reading High Maternal Mortality Rates in Rural Georgia