Community gardens: Where seniors cultivate food and friendships
Community gardens in Athens-Clarke County are not only yielding food, but are also helping older people maintain good mental and physical health. Two beautiful gardens have been cultivated at the Athens Community Council on Aging’s Hoyt Street location, serving seniors in 12 northeast Georgia counties. One garden, planted on... Read more
Fitness: When doctors practice it, they’re better at preaching it
Med student Brian Brewer is working on a body — his own. He grips the pull-up bar and slowly uses it to raise himself, then goes back down and repeats the procedure. After completing a set of pull-ups, he drops to the floor for pushups. He follows that with... Read more
In Georgia medical field, Spanish speakers wanted (and needed)
  Joey Krakowiak has always known he wanted to be a doctor. Now, after four months as a medical student at the Georgia Health Sciences University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens, he is learning the basic science and clinical skills he has been curious about from an early... Read more
Public health nurses: Vital to Georgia, but all too few
Lorri Tanner arrived at work the Friday before Memorial Day with thoughts of a long weekend on her mind, but by the time she had settled into her office at the Walton County Health Department, her plans had drastically changed. Tanner, a registered nurse and the county nurse manager,... Read more
When fifth-grader Trevor Nelson arrives at school, he doesn’t linger in the halls or go to the cafeteria for breakfast. Every other morning, he heads for the gym. “I just love to run,” said Trevor, “so I figured I’d do this.” From 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., members of Yargo... Read more

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