Youth sports beneficial and fun, but injury risks must be taken seriously

By Elizabeth Fite

Georgia Health News | November 16, 2015

Injuries plague many young athletes, but when you're as competitive and passionate about sports as Drew Ward, you sometimes weigh the physical pain against the "pain" of not being in the game.

Ward, 13, is an Oconee County Middle School student who plays football and soccer, but his favorite sport is basketball. He hones his skills weekly at the Athens YMCA, where he participates in the Carlos Strong Developmental League (CSDL), a basketball organization geared toward helping young players attain college scholarships.


Alumni couple launches scholarship program to alleviate student hunger

By Erica Hensley

UGA Columns | November 16, 2015

It's a surprising but sad reality that some UGA students have to choose between buying their books and healthy food. To alleviate student hunger, UGA and friends of the university are offering scholarships for meal plans.

Now in its second year, Let All the Big Dawgs Eat is a food scholarship managed by UGA Student Affairs that aims to minimize food insecurity for students by providing meal plans for those who struggle to afford daily nutrition.


Why HMJ at UGA Matters and What it Takes

The best health and medical journalism can change policy and help people choose wisely — at the doctor's office, in the grocery store and in the voting booth.

Graduate students in Grady's MA program generate high-impact stories for print, television, web and wireless, while gaining expertise in disciplines from public health to environmental science.

Inquisitive, tough-minded idealists with bachelor's or higher degrees in science, liberal arts or journalism are invited to apply.

Empowering Communities through
Health and Medical Journalism

Students learn to cover health and medicine for any market or audience in this professional masters program endowed by the Knight Foundation. A rigorous academic program, hands-on experience, and flexible electives prepare students to understand health issues during changing times.

HMJ Graduate Students:

  • Develop the skills and skepticism needed to cover health and medicine anywhere in the world, for any audience, in any medium.
  • Learn that every story is really about people, whether it involves a rural clinic or a neuroscience lab.

To see what our currents students are working on, visit the Student Portfolios.

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