Calcium Scoring at Archbold

It’s common to hear that calcium is good for your bones. But, that’s not the case when it comes to your heart. Coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. When there’s a buildup of plaque, made up of calcium and other substances, it can narrow orclose the arteries. These calcifications can form in many places throughout the body, including small and large arteries and … Continue reading Calcium Scoring at Archbold

Caring for the Previous Generation

Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation

Bruxism: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Have you ever woken up with pain in your jaw muscles or temples or been told by your dentist that your teeth are being worn down? Have you ever cracked your teeth and didn’t know how that happened? If so, you may have bruxism, which is clenching or grinding of teeth due to contraction of the masseter, temporalis, or other jaw muscles. If untreated, bruxism … Continue reading Bruxism: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

New Heart Health Initiative Comes to Colquitt Regional

Colquitt Regional Medical Center is taking big strides this year with heart health. With more than 95 providers bringing expertise to over 20 specialties, Colquitt Regional is committed to providing high quality and compassionate health care to South Georgia and its residents. Shortly after receiving its 11th consecutive “A”hospital safety score and introducing a new state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber to its Vereen Rehabilitation Center, … Continue reading New Heart Health Initiative Comes to Colquitt Regional

Managing Cervical Health

The U.S. Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. With the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, congress is trying to raise awareness of the actions women can take to prevent cervical cancer. Technological breakthroughs have led to a 60% reduction in cervical cancer deaths since the 1950s. Still, over 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and over 4,000 die of the disease in the … Continue reading Managing Cervical Health