Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you don’t have someone to talk to, Albany Technical College has a wellness director who has put together initiatives, such as “Wellness Wednesday.”
Experts say although new variants are expected to surface, monitoring each variant is crucial to ensuring we are prepared. See what the leader of a South Georgia hospital says he's seeing in the field.
Rod said he fits the criteria for the infusions and will be asking his doctor if it’s right for him. The man with the infectious smile says though, this breakthrough is about something beyond a new drug.
South Georgia Medical Center is reopening its Smith Northview campus to emergency and inpatient services. Doing so, the hospital opens up several new jobs for nurses in Valdosta and surrounding communities.
In the wake of active shooter threats across Georgia on Wednesday, WALB’s Jim Wallace sat down with a local health official to see what impact those threats could have on the mental health of students and teachers.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is a common virus that can affect people of all ages. Globally, RSV is the second leading cause of death during the first year of a child’s life, after malaria, according to CNN.
The last severe flu season in Georgia was 2017-18, according to Phoebe. During that time, cases peaked in February. This October, Phoebe officials pointed out, is already approaching that peak level from 2018.
Valdosta State University is spreading awareness for breast cancer and disabilities. The “Pink Out” festival is an annual event that encourages students to get tested. WALB was at VSU and talked with students about why this annual event means so much to them.