Colquitt Regional Now Offering Radiation Oncology It’s estimated that around 60% of cancer patients will undergo radiation therapy, an effective and often essential treatment for many types of cancer. But for patients living in rural areas, convenient access to a cancer center with on-site radiation oncology isn’t always an option. And with the typical radiation treatment plan requiring visits five days a week for several … Continue reading A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment
What to Know About Prehypertension and Hypertension Did you know that May is high blood pressure education month? We all know normal blood pressure is important to a well-functioning body. Why else would blood pressure measurements be included along with the vital signs at a doctor’s office? Though not on the same “vital” level as respiration, body temperature and pulse, blood pressure gives medical professionals … Continue reading Under Pressure?
June Is Men’s Health Month June is men’s health month—a time to focus on common health issues and encourage men to care for both their mental and physical health. Even though men die, on average, five years earlier than women, they are also less likely to go to the doctor, according to a study from Rutgers University. The researchers found that men who held more … Continue reading Man Up and Call the Doctor
Constant media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic can make us feel anxious and upset. It can become quite overwhelming when it is everywhere you look all the time. The new policies, rules and constant what-ifs can be draining both physically and emotionally. But don’t worry; you are not alone in those feelings. “Our work didn’t stop for a pandemic, and it won’t stop for anything … Continue reading Mental Healing in a Pandemic
Keeping Your Skin Healthy This Summer The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that about 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, making it the most common cancer in the country. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and many of these cases are due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Learning how to protect yourself from UV radiation—especially … Continue reading Made in the Shade