Jody Benson of Tifton, Georgia, remembers it like it was yesterday: the day she took her first drag of a cigarette. “I began smoking when I was 16 years old,” Benson said. Like many smokers, Benson said she started out smoking because of the crowd she hung around. “I had some really good friends growing up, but they were all smokers, every one of them,” … Continue reading Proud to Be a QUITTER
Across college campuses, students are experiencing mental health issues dueto anxiety and stress. This can range anywhere from the pressure of high academicperformance, exposure to discrimination or violence or dealing with an assault. College students often seek help from the counseling center, but what if thatisn’t enough? According to Marty Swanbrow Becker, associate professor at Florida State University, on The Conversation, colleges should focus on … Continue reading Mental Health Task Force Launched by the University System of Georgia
Feeling fatigue? Here’s why and how to combat it. Feeling occasionally run-down or tired is a typical consequence in everyday life, but what if it is more than that? Fatigue can often be confused with sleepiness, but is actually quite different. Instead of feeling drowsy, there is a lack of motivation and zero energy. While this doesn’t necessarily warrant a cause for concern right away, … Continue reading Why Am I Always Tired?
Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation
Getting struck by lightning is one of those things you think won’t happen to you. Cancer is also one of those things you think won’t happen to you, yet cancer is common. Between the two, you’re about 3,000 times more likely to get cancer,which makes getting struck by lightning seem extremely unlikely. But it actually isn’t all that uncommon. While the earth is under constant … Continue reading What to Do When Lightning Strikes