Author: Michael Rushbrook

Editor’s Page

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to the return of school and hopefully the cooler temperatures of the fall, I am excited to introduce Aimee Serafin as the new editor of Augusta Family magazine. Aimee and her family moved to the Augusta area roughly three years ago from Savannah where her husband Scott worked at Savannah College of Art and Design. Aimee grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in French.  After living in southern France for six months, she and husband Scott moved to Baltimore, MD to continue their respective...

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Tips To Ease Back-To-School Anxiety For Parents and Kids

By Dana Harris   It’s easy to recognize the back-to-school jitters that emerge in children come August. Like all big transitions in life, the start of a new school year can be scary for kids. First day jitters are as much a part of each new school year as are shiny lunch boxes, new clothes, a new school and fancy new I-Phones. Its important to also bear in mind that a child’s reactions to school will differ from one kid to another, so it’s going to be critically important to show support and guidance. Let’s face it, going from...

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For Heaven’s Sake, Vaccinate!

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. It’s  back to school time and along with new clothes, middle school drama, and bus schedules, another parental worry has reared its ugly head…vaccines.  Just when you thought the Jenny McCarthy brand of vaccine opposing lunacy has subsided, an outbreak of preventable measles is sweeping the country, mostly affecting school age children.  Last year recorded the second highest number of cases since measles was essentially eradicated in the U.S. in 2000.  Most health experts attribute this rise to the decreased vaccination status of children. People who are fully vaccinated against measles have very little...

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Talkin’ About My Generation – August 2019

Jo Robinson, 64, is customer relations manager for Murphy Auto Group. She has three children, Ashlee Duren, 43, Jason Griggs, 40 and Caroline Copeland, 35, and eight grandchildren. One word you would use to describe yourself: Devoted What qualities do you most admire?  Integrity and honesty Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned?  Make everyday count because life is short. What would surprise people about you?  I wanted to be a concert pianist. Best thing about being a mom?  Watching my children grow and experience life!   Tatum Minter, 16, is a rising junior in the Advanced Placement...

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Popular Protein!

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Have you noticed the emphasis on protein lately? Should your teen athlete be consuming protein powder or shakes? Regarding supplementation most dietitians will give you an answer something like this; “it is best to get your nutrients from food”. Of course that is the correct answer, after all food is the gold standard for nutrient delivery. However, it is important to provide real life guidance on supplementation, in this case protein powder supplements. First keep in mind that food provides more than one isolated nutrient. Protein supplements are often isolated protein...

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