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Aerial Adventures

Erika Bennett has never been one to back down from new and at times challenging experiences. So, when she made a trip down to Tampa, Florida, to visit her family, one of her family members invited her to try aerial yoga for the first time. Though she did not have previous experience with any kind of yoga, Bennett figured that it would still be a … Continue reading Aerial Adventures

Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery

Dr. William D. Stembridge, 33, of Moultrie, Georgia, who has been on the Sterling Center Bariatrics team for only a few months, has become a general and bariatric surgeon in a community he already knows well. After researching with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta after college, he chose to go to medical school to further his interest in and appreciation for … Continue reading Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery

Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

As a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Valdosta YMCA urges everyone in Valdosta to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “the Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

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Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Faith, family, and fitness are the priorities that Jacinta Howell, 34, lives by. With being a CrossFit enthusiast, full-time mother and wife, and a sexual assault victim advocate at Moody Air Force Base, those priorities help her cope with the daily responsibilities of a full schedule. Howell has lived in Valdosta, Georgia, for the last 25 years. She has been married to her husband, Kenneth, … Continue reading Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate