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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

Name That Headache

Headaches can range from minor midday annoyances to debilitating, all-day affairs. And no two headaches are ever exactly the same. Some are dull, throbbing, and slow to come on, while others are sharp, shooting, and occur suddenly. Being able to accurately describe the quality of your headache pain, as well as the location, intensity, frequency, and duration, goes a long way toward helping figure out … Continue reading Name That Headache

Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

When people think of the holidays, three things often come to mind: family, blessings, and food. For some, the holidays are an opportunity to relax and indulge in homemade meals, but for those with dietary restrictions, the holidays can create stress. Rather than showing up to a family gathering on an empty stomach, ready for not one but two loaded plates of everything on the … Continue reading Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Trip to the Top

Chad Persing doesn’t just move mountains. He climbs them. And one of the tallest peaks in America is no exception. On July 25, he loaded a 51-pound backpack behind him and headed into a challenge much bigger than his usual trails of North Georgia, which grew to be some 2,000 miles away. After approximately 15 hours and 11 miles of hiking, Persing stood next to … Continue reading Trip to the Top

Meat Versus Meat Substitutes

As more people adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, the question of whether plant-based diets are healthier than meat-based ones comes into play. While some may argue that plantbased diets are better for health, that’s not necessarily true. Tofu Made from curdled soymilk, tofu’s ingredients have previously been linked to health risks. It contains phytoestrogens — an isoflavone — and goitrogens, which have been known to … Continue reading Meat Versus Meat Substitutes