NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen

RAYGEN’S STORY An active 14-year-old, Raygen Youngblood has overcome numerous physical obstacles. She was born premature, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces, and spent many weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, where she experienced two Grade 4 strokes.  Raygen’s mom, Harriet Youngblood, explained,“There was so much blood leaking in her brainthat it couldn’t be absorbed. It caused a large clot and tumor to form. When … Continue reading NeurosurgeonImproves Lifeof Local Teen


Dr. David Hardy bringsnew vascular capabilitiesto South Georgia Dr. David Hardy, vascular surgeon at South GeorgiaMedical Center, has only been in Georgia for a fewmonths and is already expanding access to vascular andsurgical interventions available to patients throughoutthe region.  Dr. Hardy comes to Valdosta from Cleveland Clinic wherehe practiced for the last three years. But he’s nostranger to Georgia, he grew up in the peach … Continue reading FROM CLEVELAND CLINIC TO SGMC

Don’t Fear Your Pap Smear

Getting your first pap smear can feel intimidating, but it truly just sounds scarier than it is. A pap smear is simply collecting cells from one’s cervix, and is important to not skip out on. One should begin to get pap smears once they are either 21 years old, sexually active, or earlier, depending on personal preference.  Many women tend to go sooner rather than … Continue reading Don’t Fear Your Pap Smear

Finding Joy in Helping Others

Julie Tyus is an occupational therapist who has always had the desire to help people. Ever since she could remember, Tyus has always stood in solidarity with those who have been mistreated or looked down upon because of their differences.  The inspiration also came from her experience of watching her mother help visually impaired children. Watching her mom work with different therapists and students helped … Continue reading Finding Joy in Helping Others