Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

March is National Women’s Month and National Nutrition Month so we sat down with local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Denise Fields, to celebrate women in the nutrition field and obtain a little professional advice for our readers.   Fields first earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Valdosta State University. Exercise physiologists help change people’s lives for the better by developing exercise programs … Continue reading Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

An Empowering Young Woman

“There is no limit to what, we as women, can do.” -Michelle Obama Noemi Reyes is living up to Michelle Obama’s quote. She is a young Mexican-American woman and the grandchild of immigrants. Her grandparents immigrated to the United States and began working in the fields in hopes of the creating the American dream. They started a huge family with twelve kids, and Noemi is … Continue reading An Empowering Young Woman

The Beauty of Down Syndrome

As a parent, the ultimate fear is for a doctor to give you bad news concerning the health of your baby. Our heads spin, and we instantly feel heart broken, maybe even physically ill.  HealthLife met with two moms, Christina Moore and Jean Kuo, who feel lucky to be raising two amazing children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome. For them, it is a blessing … Continue reading The Beauty of Down Syndrome

Digital Distractions

I have been naïve. I am not stating that I completely failed to recognize the extent to which our phones, the internet, and social media permeate our lives. Until now, however, I have dismissed the impact of screen time. After finally watching the 2020 Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, I am shell-shocked by the realization that a vast majority of us are addicts. Aptly noted by professor emeritus of … Continue reading Digital Distractions

Children & Therapy

It has become common to discuss mental health among adults, but what about children’s mental health? Just like adults, children experience hardships and can struggle to make sense of things on their own. When children have problems, they cannot handle on their own, therapy can help because it can give them a safe place to voice their feelings and build new skills that will enable … Continue reading Children & Therapy