Category: Health

Army Veteran Helps Soldiers with Post-traumatic Stress

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA- Army veteran, Sam Rhodes, wanted to end his own life years ago due to his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, but instead in 2008 he opened a ranch that allowed veterans peace. Rhodes and his wife, Kathy, started a nonprofit facility called Warrior Outreach in 2008. The facility includes 16 horses for equine…

Demand for IUDs Triples Since 2016 Presidential Election

ATLANTA, Ga. – Demand for intrauterine devices (IUDs) has gone up 300% within the seven weeks following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, according to Staci Fox, Planned Parenthood Southeast president and CEO. Fox believes more southeastern women have been coming in for long-acting and reversible forms of birth control…

Athens Community Feeds the Hungry for Holidays

Hunger Strikes During the Holiday SeasonĀ  During the holiday season, The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank (AAEFB) and The Northeast Emergency Food Bank begin to see an increase in numbers of families needing help to provide food forĀ their table. On Thanksgiving morning, Kim Ramos and the workers at the AAEFB walked up to a line…

The Surprising Costs of Raising a Special Needs Child

Athens, Georgia – On average it takes about $250,000 to raise a child from birth to age 18, but it costs ten times that to raise a special needs child, at an average of $2.5 million, according to research done by Extra Special People, a local non-profit that works with special needs children. Common costs…