Public’s Help Needed in Reporting Wintering Monarchs

Last winter, volunteers from across the Southeast and Gulf states provided more than 5,800 observations of monarch butterflies. This winter, the partnership of universities, agencies and other organizations called Monarchs Overwintering in Southeastern States is requesting the public’s continued involvement in reporting sightings. Sonia Altizer, a University of Georgia ecology professor and director of Project […]

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The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Its 2022 List of State’s 10 ‘Places in Peril’

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2022 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Sites on the list include: Ansley Park in Atlanta (Fulton County); Chattahoochee Brick Company in Atlanta (Fulton County); Gay, Georgia Fairgrounds in Gay (Meriwether County); Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home in Camilla (Mitchell County); Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Brunswick (Glynn County); Imperial Hotel in Thomasville (Thomas County); Red Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville (Baldwin County); Red […]

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The Medical Minute: Aerobic Exercise Speeds Recovery for Adolescents with Sports-related Concussions

Not long ago, when a young athlete suffered a sports-related concussion from heading a ball or colliding with an opponent, doctors were quick to recommend the patient rest in a dark room. Now they say so-called “cocoon therapy” may actually prolong concussion symptoms. A newer, research-driven therapy is emerging. Patients are getting out of bed, […]

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6 Tips to Tap into the Stress-busting Power of Music

Before she studied the plentiful evidence that music can alleviate stress, Ferol Carytsas was a kid who discovered that playing piano made her feel better. Today, she’s a professor with the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine, where she shares how music can reduce pain, boost mood, build healthy habits and improve lives for people with conditions from PTSD […]

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National Healthy Skin Month: Dermatologists Encourage Regular Skin Checks

Board-certified dermatologists remind patients that routine skin self-exams are key to health. The American Academy of Dermatology highlights the importance of regular skin self-exams during National Healthy Skin Month this November. These exams help catch serious conditions early when they are most treatable.   Research shows nearly one in four Americans have skin disease. Skin cancer remains […]

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Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan Upgraded Two Tiers to “Silver” by Morningstar

Morningstar, Inc., a leading investment research firm, upgraded its rating of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan from Neutral to Silver, leapfrogging eighteen other state 529 college savings plans. Georgia is the only state to receive a two-tier upgrade. Morningstar’s report states that the Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan Board, chaired by Governor Brian Kemp, “displayed characteristics […]

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