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?

Georgia Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oil

In April 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 324, which legalized the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low-THC marijuana oil for specific medical purposes. This bill was a follow-up to Haleigh’s Hope Act, a law that made possession of low-THC medical marijuana oil legal in 2015. Although possession of the oil has been legal for years, Georgia patients have not had a safe, … Continue reading Georgia Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oil

Improved Health and Recovery Go Hand in Hand

Billy Hamilton is the fitness director at Valdosta Country Club in Valdosta, Georgia, and has been personal training for upwards of 15 years. He got his start after seeing a newspaper advertisement for a personal trainer position at the YMCA and applying years ago. His experience with fitness and personal training goes beyond the average health transformation story, however. Before Hamilton first began training, he … Continue reading Improved Health and Recovery Go Hand in Hand

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder often diagnosed in children that can continue into adulthood. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD are outlined by the American Psychiatric Association. Like the name of the disorder says, people with ADHD generally have trouble paying attention for extended periods of time and can become hyperactive. People with ADHD might have trouble listening, following instructions, organizing tasks and items, … Continue reading Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Personal Trainer Helps Clients Transform Lives

Adam Merritt is a personal trainer at Factor X Fitness, a professionally-run 24-hour fitness center in Thomasville, Georgia. Their 12,000-square-foot gym is filled with weight machines, free weights, and cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and a Stair Master. Factor X Fitness also offers group exercise classes in addition to personal training. We spoke with Merritt to learn more about his life … Continue reading Personal Trainer Helps Clients Transform Lives