How Do the New Vaccines Work? A Biology Lesson for Grown-Ups

Several COVID-19 vaccines are now available in the United States. These vaccines cause our bodies to produce COVID-19 antibodies, which are natural proteins produced by our immune system to counteract the effect of disease-causing germs.  The first two vaccines authorized in the United States are made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna; each of these two vaccines involves two shots, spaced about three weeks apart, and each … Continue reading How Do the New Vaccines Work? A Biology Lesson for Grown-Ups

Finding Strength Through COVID-19

Jenna Bolling, a 32-year-old wife andmother of two young boys, Jaxson andHudson, learned the importance of faith,family, and friends during her battle withthe coronavirus. A first-grade teacher at Lanier CountyPrimary School, Jenna was lookingforward to the start of the new school year, but that all changed when Jaxson,7, was the first in the immediate familyto test positive for COVID-19. The next day, Jenna started having mildsymptoms … Continue reading Finding Strength Through COVID-19

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center: A Labor of Love

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center: A Labor of Love The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center welcomes over 2,100 babies to Lowndes County and surrounding communities every year—which is why SGMC invested in numerous enhancements over the past months, for both expecting mothers and babies.   Wireless Monitoring In December the Labor and Delivery department added advanced wireless technology for monitoring that provides … Continue reading The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center: A Labor of Love

Sweetening the Deal: Understanding Diabetes and Lifestyle Choices

Sweetening the Deal: Understanding Diabetes and Lifestyle Choices Diabetes is a disease that indicates there is too much sugar in the blood or the amount of sugar in blood is not regulated properly. One in 10 Americans has diabetes; one in three Americans has prediabetes. 90 to 95% of diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes. When we eat food, our digestive system breaks down most … Continue reading Sweetening the Deal: Understanding Diabetes and Lifestyle Choices

VSU Student Shares Experience With Flat Feet

VSU Student Shares Experience With Flat Feet Feet are the foundation of everything. Pain in the feet is not normal and should not be disregarded. As a college student, I have had to endure a flat foot reconstructive surgery that is typically experienced by older people. Flat foot is a deformity that means you have a fallen arch. Depending on the severity, it can result … Continue reading VSU Student Shares Experience With Flat Feet