What parents should know about teen suicide.

The new Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” which tackles the tough topic of teen suicide, has sparked much discussion about the issue.

The tragedy of a young person dying because of overwhelming hopelessness or frustration is devastating to family, friends and community. Parents, siblings, classmates, coaches and neighbors might be left wondering if they could have done something to prevent that young person from turning to suicide.

Learning more about what might lead a teen to suicide may help prevent further tragedies. Even though it’s not always preventable, it’s always a good idea to be informed and take action to help a troubled teenager. Continue reading  

Coliseum Northside Hospital Performs Georgia’s First Mazor X Surgery for Adults

 

Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, GA is the first and only hospital in middle Georgia to add the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform to its award-winning orthopedic and spine surgery center. The Mazor X system combines pre-operative planning tools with guidance during surgeries, giving Coliseum Northside Hospital patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available. This system is the first and only in Georgia for adult spine patients. Continue reading