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Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?

Artifical Sweeteners: Good or Bad? By: Dr. Theja Lanka Everybody would love to be healthy and body weight is a big part of that. It can be affected by everything from food to physical activity to sleep habits and can increase the risk of many medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Most of us eat at least 2-3 times a day so it makes sense to focus on what we are putting into our bodies. Of the many ingredients in food, sugar is the easiest to...



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Colquitt Regional Presents 2019 Healthcare Scholarships

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently awarded the recipients of its healthcare scholarships at the third annual Scholarship Luncheon hosted by Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation. Since 1982, the Hospital Authority Board of Trustees has provided an annual scholarship to a citizen of Colquitt County pursuing a career in healthcare. This scholarship is also given in honor of an individual who has made a lasting impact on the medical field. Hospital Trustee Chairman Maureen...



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Resident Spotlight: Giselle Pineiro

Dr. Giselle Pineiro never seriously considered a career path other than one in healthcare. She knew from the age of 12 that she would become a doctor and that became her goal. Before arriving in Moultrie, Pineiro attended Nova Southeastern where she completed her Bachelor’s degree, followed by earning a Master’s degree from Barry University. She then went on to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in Suwanee, Ga. While completing...



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Medical Column: Why Does Diabetes Affect My Feet?

Why Does Diabetes Affect My Feet? By Dr. Valerie Sherrer “Doc, my feet are burning,” is a complaint I hear from my diabetic patients on a regular basis. Symptoms of burning, tingling, or decreased feeling in the feet are common presentations of a disease known as diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy can be described as a nerve pain that occurs in the peripheral portion of the body, meaning hands and feet. According to the American Diabetic Association 1.5 million Americans...



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New Pediatrician Joins Colquitt Regional Medical Staff

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently announced a new addition to its pediatrics staff. Dr. Bo Edwards, a Dublin, Ga. native, began at CareConnect Pediatrics in April 2019, in the office that was formerly occupied by Dr. Andy Wills. Edwards most recently practiced at Reddy Pediatrics in Athens, Ga. where he served as a pediatrician for two years. Prior to his time at Reddy Pediatrics, Edwards operated his own pediatric clinic for nearly 30 years in Watkinsville,...



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Colquitt Regional Volunteers Donate Activity Chair to Vereen Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Volunteers not only give of their time on a daily basis, but they are extremely charitable through their financial contributions as well. The Volunteers recently donated a $3,500 Rifton Hi-Lo activity chair to Vereen Rehabilitation Center. While the Rifton chair aids in a wide variety of needs in speech therapy, active learning and sensory processing challenges, the chair is particularly useful in treating therapy patients with feeding and/or...



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Canfor Donates $20,000 to Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Canfor Southern Pine presented Colquitt Regional Medical Center with a $20,000 check through participation in the Georgia HEART Tax Credit program. This financial support will significantly aid in funding future resources for a new education and training center, one of the hospital’s upcoming projects. This facility will offer simulation labs, classrooms and educational resources for clinical and medical staff along with physicians in the residency program. “We...



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Teacher Partnership Stipend Spotlight: CCHS Robotics Team

Colquitt County High School science teacher Vance Hurst was on a mission to bring more science and engineering opportunities to his students. Because of the Teacher Partnership Stipend offered by Colquitt Regional Medical Center, his dream became reality. Hurst was one of the lucky recipients of the stipend for the 2017-2018 school year. With the money earned, he was able to start the first ever robotics club at CCHS, an opportunity he has wanted to provide to students for...



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Colquitt Regional Celebrates National Hospital Week

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional celebrated National Hospital Week from May 13-17. To mark the occasion, Colquitt Regional Administration held various events throughout the week to help celebrate their employees. “National Hospital Week is all about celebrating our exceptional staff members,” said Colquitt Regional CEO and President Jim Matney. “The effort and dedication given by each and every person in our organization is extraordinary. Our successes wouldn’t be...



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Colquitt Regional Receives Tenth 'A' for Patient Safety

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded another ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for their spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Colquitt Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’...



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EMS Receives New Powered Cot System For Ambulance

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Emergency Medical Services department recently acquired a new powered loading system that will allow EMS workers to transfer patients with ease and speed. The loading system was purchased by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners as part of a capital equipment contract with Colquitt Regional. The Stryker Power-LOAD, first obtained by Colquitt Regional in 2017, is a powered cot fastener system that features a battery-powered hydraulic system that...



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Sterling Physician Group Announces New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Group Pulmonology recently announced a new service for patients with pulmonary conditions. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise program that provides comprehensive care to COPD patients greater than 40 years of age. When referred to the program, patients will work with a team of healthcare professionals including a pulmonologist and a respiratory therapist. In addition to the physical component of the program, there are also education sessions that cover...