A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Albany- Roscoe Dunlap will never forget the day he went to bed with what he calls a terrible headache and woke up in an ambulance. The doctor's prognosis stunned him.
"You have had a mild CVA, I said what's a CVA, is it like CVS, he said no you had a stroke," remembers Dunlap.
He, like many black men, didn't think of health as a priority, but doctors say that's got to change. They say men need to be more like women when it comes to their health.
"The big difference in the men and women is that the women do what you ask them, the men don't. They tend to have a sense of infallibility and immortality, but they all die before the women do," says Doctor Phillip Roberts.
There are numerous studies and statistics that point to this, but health professionals say that's not the way to reach men. "The scare tactic is not working with men, so what we're finding that we have to do is let men know that if they want to love themselves and love their family they have a responsibility of being around for their family. Its only fair that they take care of themselves," says Darrell Sabbs, of Phoebe Putney Health Institute.
That means shedding the macho image, educating themselves, and like Dunlap spreading the word. "If the black male has any concern about his health or his parents' health or his brother's or siblings health, or concern for the community or concern for the spouse or significant other, go get your health checked that's the bottom line," says Dunlap.
Health professionals also say women play a major role in not only setting a healthy example for male counterparts, but also pushing them to take care of themselves.