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 Good Fight: Sondra Hampton Continues to Be There for Herself and Others

Sondra Hampton is one of many breast cancer survivors who is still fighting against cancer inside her body. Hampton was diagnosed at the beginning of January 2013, after finding a lump on her breast in December of 2012. Happily, Sondra Hampton is now an eight-year breast cancer survivor. Overcoming Initial Challenges “I think [that was what] saved my life,” said Hampton, when asked how important … Continue reading The Good Fight: Sondra Hampton Continues to Be There for Herself and Others

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

Try Dry Brushing at Home

Try Dry Brushing at Home Chances are, you have a few brushes in your bathroom already. The toothbrush, of course. The hairbrush. Maybe a few makeup brushes or an eyebrow brush as well. But what about the body brush, for the purpose of dry brushing? Do you have one? And more importantly, should you have one? If you aren’t sure what dry brushing is or … Continue reading Try Dry Brushing at Home