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

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

Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

As a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Valdosta YMCA urges everyone in Valdosta to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “the Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

Life Hacks for the Heart

Heart disease is a condition that involves narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina), or stroke. Heart health is something that people take for granted every day. It is not something that we continuously have on our mind, even though heart disease is the number one killer amongst men and women in the United States. Many do … Continue reading Life Hacks for the Heart