NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen

RAYGEN’S STORY An active 14-year-old, Raygen Youngblood has overcome numerous physical obstacles. She was born premature, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces, and spent many weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, where she experienced two Grade 4 strokes.  Raygen’s mom, Harriet Youngblood, explained,“There was so much blood leaking in her brainthat it couldn’t be absorbed. It caused a large clot and tumor to form. When … Continue reading NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen


Dr. David Hardy bringsnew vascular capabilitiesto South Georgia Dr. David Hardy, vascular surgeon at South GeorgiaMedical Center, has only been in Georgia for a fewmonths and is already expanding access to vascular andsurgical interventions available to patients throughoutthe region.  Dr. Hardy comes to Valdosta from Cleveland Clinic wherehe practiced for the last three years. But he’s nostranger to Georgia, he grew up in the peach … Continue reading FROM CLEVELAND CLINIC TO SGMC

Healthcare for Black Women in America

In America, it is established that woman die in childbirth at a higher rate than any other country. Black women are three times more likely to have maternal death than any other race in America.  There are about 700 deaths dealing with maternal death each year, among the various measure of death, 75% have been determined to be preventable. In the U.S., mortality rates 17.2 … Continue reading Healthcare for Black Women in America

Don’t Fear Your Pap Smear

Getting your first pap smear can feel intimidating, but it truly just sounds scarier than it is. A pap smear is simply collecting cells from one’s cervix, and is important to not skip out on. One should begin to get pap smears once they are either 21 years old, sexually active, or earlier, depending on personal preference.  Many women tend to go sooner rather than … Continue reading Don’t Fear Your Pap Smear

Secret Signs of Depression

Depression is an extremely common illness that in the affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. every year. While many people can identify when a friend, coworker, or loved one has depression by the obvious signs, there are many people who suffer silently with less-obvious displays of depression.  The most known signs of depression are sadness and loss of interest in activities. Additionally, many … Continue reading Secret Signs of Depression