Rewriting Resolutions — Medical

Most severe health problems within the majority of our society are caused by our lack of knowledge on self-care. It’s sad to say, but many individuals don’t know how to monitor their health issues and aren’t even aware of their problems until it’s too late. Raising awareness on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a consistent basis is crucial when taking your health in … Continue reading Rewriting Resolutions — Medical

VSU Offers a New Program for Health Sciences Students

Valdosta State University is offering a new Health Sciences bachelor’s degree program for their College of Nursing and Health Sciences students starting fall 2018. Chuck Conner, the program director, and LaGary Carter, the associate dean of the school of Health Sciences, are excited to have this new program bring more educational opportunities to their students. The program itself took about a year and a half … Continue reading VSU Offers a New Program for Health Sciences Students

What Exactly Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of the bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis causes your bones to become abnormally porous, which causes them to be able to be compressed like a sponge. It can last for years, or it can be lifelong. You then become a frequent victim of fractures in your bones. Those at … Continue reading What Exactly Is Osteoporosis?

Brain Injury Awareness On and Off the Field

Although it’s unavoidable to become injured while playing sports, it is important to be aware of the risks of which injuries are the most common and can have the most severe outcomes. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, about 21 percent of sports and recreational activities contribute to traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents in America. While sports injuries rarely lead to … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness On and Off the Field

Dermatology Not Skin Deep

The Woman Behind the Medicine When she was a child, Dr. Betsy Perry Thacker would visit her stepfather, an orthopedic surgeon, at his office, and she thought being a doctor would be fun. “It (being a doctor) just seemed like a fun thing to do,” Dr. Thacker said. “I’d go to his office, and there were skeletons to play with, and there were syringes to … Continue reading Dermatology Not Skin Deep