180-Degree Turn on Life 

The Sterling Bariatric Center in Moultrie, Georgia, essentially reshapes individual’s lives through gastric sleeve surgery in which a majority of the stomach is surgically cut and removed. Matthew Cavin, a 32-year-old systems administrator at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, was one of those individuals whose life was changed by the decision to do the procedure. Dr. Howard Melton was the physician on the case, and Cavin … Continue reading 180-Degree Turn on Life 

Don’t Just Deal With Sciatica Pain

Sciatic nerve pain can be pretty brutal. Sometimes it feels like a burning rope running along your lower back to your foot or like a razor digging in with even the slight- est movements. While the level and type of pain people suffer varies, sciatic nerve pain is typically continual, meaning there is little to no relief from pain throughout the course of each day. … Continue reading Don’t Just Deal With Sciatica Pain

Challenge Yourself With Spartan Races

Obstacle course racing requires competitors to run, climb, and leap over physical barriers to make it to the finish line. One of the most popular and well known obstacle course races out there are Spartan races, which range in difficulty and distance depending on the course. Obstacle courses are no joke, especially if you want to be one of the top competitors. Training for one … Continue reading Challenge Yourself With Spartan Races

Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga

Goat yoga is your typical yoga class with the slight exception that a dozen baby goats are free to roam not only around the room but also all over you. And, yes, this is real. Pros Instant Stress Reliever: Human-animal interaction releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces stress and induces feelings of happiness. Additionally, goats are carefree, kind animals that make not smiling impossible. Combine … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga

So Sweet, but Ow! My Teeth!

Cavities cause pain when eating or drinking something cold, but how do they start? A commonly thought answer is sugar, but that’s not the real reason. According to Carifree, sugar is not what causes tooth decay; cavity-causing bacteria is, while sugar is just the fuel. The larger your consumption of sugar, the more enamel demineralizing acid that bacteria spews out. These bacteria are not much … Continue reading So Sweet, but Ow! My Teeth!