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Rising Above Hardships

From a young age, Adam Setser was a daredevil through and through. No matter how dangerous or hard the task, he was immediately drawn to it and had to try it at least once. To say he was an active person growing up would be an understatement. When Setser started high school, he got into cycling, which he devoted all his time and energy to. … Continue reading Rising Above Hardships

Check Your Thyroid

For those who may not know, January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ situated at the base of the neck. It releases hormones that control your metabolism and is vital to other body functions such as breathing, heart rate, muscle strength, menstrual cycles, cholesterol levels, and body temperature. The thyroid is a part of the endocrine system, which is made … Continue reading Check Your Thyroid

Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Retiree Toby Greenwood, 60, from Coolidge, Georgia, knew that he had to make a change. Weighing in at 335 pounds and taking various medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, he sought help from Sterling Bariatrics at Colquitt Regional Medical Center for a gastric sleeve procedure last June. “I was miserable,” he said. “I gained a tremendous amount of weight for me, and … Continue reading Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Discover the Re”Va”lution

Approximately 50 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from the newly termed Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), which describes the constellation of interrelated exam findings and often troubling symptoms resulting from estrogen deficiency and affecting the external genitalia, vagina, urethra, and bladder. Estrogen deficiency, whether from menopause, medications, or chemotherapy, causes vulvovaginal atrophy, or thinning, which can cause vaginal discomfort, irritation, urinary stress incontinence, orgasmic dysfunction, … Continue reading Discover the Re”Va”lution