Shape Up or Log Out! Fitness Gone Virtual

Even before the pandemic, South Georgia residents were connecting virtually for all kinds of things — from shopping for consignment furniture to going on dinner dates. But now that the gym is a potential hotspot for contracting COVID-19, fitness has taken a slightly different form, pun intended. While some locals are bicycling, running or engaging in outdoor activities solo or with immediate family, others who … Continue reading Shape Up or Log Out! Fitness Gone Virtual

Occupational Therapy: What Is It and How Does it Help?

You’ve probably heard the phrase occupational therapy before, but are you aware what an occupational therapist actually does for you or your loved ones? Occupational therapists are helpful for anyone who needs assistance with everyday tasks, from keeping up a household to taking care of nutrition.  Because April is occupational therapy awareness month, spring is a great time to educate yourself on how these caring … Continue reading Occupational Therapy: What Is It and How Does it Help?

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