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Are Your Aching Legs Telling You Something?

Oct 2, 2013 by Sallie Barker

When you are over 50, it’s easy to dismiss a pain in your leg as just another sign of aging. But that pain could be a warning of a serious blockage in the arteries called peripheral vascular disease (PVD). “PVD is very common,” says Robert Solyomvari, MD, general surgeon. Although PVD can take years to build and block arteries, most people only begin to notice symptoms after age 50. This disease and its resulting a...

Tagged: pvd, vascular disease, wound care, leg pain

Volunteer Gift Shop Turns 35

Sep 24, 2013 by Sallie Barker

The Upson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will celebrate its gift shop’s 35th Birthday Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Though the Auxiliary was founded in 1950, the gift shop was not opened until a bit later. Originally proposed by Ann Ruff in the early 1970s, the Gift Shop came to fruition in 1978 under the leadership of Gail Harper. Opened by Geraldine Wilson and Louise Shumacher, the first items sold in gift shop were h...

Tagged: auxiliary, gift shop, hospital

Free Prostate Screening: It's a Guy Thing

Aug 20, 2013 by Sallie Barker

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Upson Regional Medical Center and Board Certified physicians on its Medical Staff will offer a potentially life-saving screening for men, at no cost. The hospital will provide free prostate and colorectal screenings Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center, which is located right off of the Main Lobby. Last year, more than 400 men ...

Tagged: psa, mens health

New General Surgeon

Aug 7, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center welcomes a new general surgeon to the area this week. Darryl Knight, M.D., joins Dr. Robert Solyomvari at Upson Surgical Associates August 12. Dr. Knight is originally from East Point, Ga., and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State University before acceptance to the Morehouse School of Medicine. At Morehouse, he explored different facets of medicine, and was...

Tagged: surgery, morehouse, fort valley state university

Free Living Well Workshops in Thomaston

Jul 29, 2013 by Sallie Barker

People with chronic diseases often need more than medication to manage illness. That’s why Upson Regional Medic al Center and The Wellness Center have teamed with the Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging to offer free chronic disease management workshops. Developed by Stanford University, the Living Well Program addresses healthy ways to cope with the frustrations of living with a chronic disease. The program is a s...