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Friday, January 10, 2014

Tuberculosis and Hot Yoga - This Is My Real Job

I bet you think I sit around everyday, all day, thinking up things I can post to my blog. You're right! I do. But I also try to get my other assignments done, too. A couple of morsels from my "real" job:

My January Health Column for Augusta Magazine covers the ins and outs of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that is almost invisible in modern American society, but still remains a threat. Several high school students in my area tested positive for it in the last 12 months, so I decided to look into it. TB is highly contagious, yet completely treatable. Unfortunately, many of its victims fail to follow-through with the treatment protocol. Did you know that they are subject to prosecution and, jail time and forced compliance with treatment?

What You Need To Know About TB - Augusta Magazine - January 2014 - Augusta, GA

 Brrrr. January. Put on those yoga pants. Now, if you're cold to your bones and you think you might never thaw, then you'll want to check out Hot Yoga. It's for everyone who loves an August afternoon in a crowd at Six Flags over Georgia. And there are people who relish the thought, but be careful. Hot Yoga isn't for everyone.

And if you need a good laugh, watch and learn about the power of yoga pants, hot or not:


Jo said...

I didn't know that about TB and illegalities. I never understand when people don't a) go to the doctor and b) follow the treatment.

Lucy Adams said...

That was new information for me, too. I suppose there are people who don't understand the seriousness and contagiousness of TB, or they don't want to be told what to do.

William Kendall said...

I hadn't realized tuberculosis was still an issue.

Lucy Adams said...

It's sly like the boogy man.