March—National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) month—is all about understanding MS. According to the National MS Society (NMSS), almost one million Americans have MS, and yet much is still unknown about the disease. Recognizing symptoms and risk factors can be critical to receiving an early diagnosis and intervention, which can greatly improve quality of life. What is MS? MS is a disease of the central nervous system … Continue reading What Do You Know About Multiple Sclerosis?
As we move from winter into spring, the question that everyone seems to be asking pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic is regarding the safety of current vaccines. After all, scientists and researchers are still learning about the virus and its long-term effects, as well as the vaccine. When the vaccines were initially announced, there was understandably some fear from the American people because of possible … Continue reading Shot in the Dark: Vaccine Recipients Share Stories
If you’ve ever had to deal with a severe migraine then you know that they can negatively affect your entire day. And if you experience them on a regular basis, they can affect not only your day but your whole life, if not properly treated. According to MedlinePlus.gov, about 12% of Americans suffer from migraines, and women are 3 times more likely than men to … Continue reading Heads Up: The Migraine and Spine Clinic of Valdosta Feels Your Pain
Archbold Medical Center is committed to continuing to bring advanced cardiovascular care to the patients in South Georgia. Part of that commitment is the nearly $7 million renovation and expansion of the Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center located at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Archbold is currently in the middle of this multi-phase renovation project which is expected to be completed later this year. The project kicked … Continue reading Archbold’s Heart and Vascular Program Experiences Continued Growth
You’ve probably heard the phrase occupational therapy before, but are you aware what an occupational therapist actually does for you or your loved ones? Occupational therapists are helpful for anyone who needs assistance with everyday tasks, from keeping up a household to taking care of nutrition. Because April is occupational therapy awareness month, spring is a great time to educate yourself on how these caring … Continue reading Occupational Therapy: What Is It and How Does it Help?