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December 13, 2013

How about a wellness screening for the new year?

 

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) wishes you a happy and healthy New Year. As we approach 2014, MRMC would also like to remind you that getting a wellness screening is a good way to start off the new year. It is an especially good idea for anyone 50 years of age or older to get regular screenings for cancer, gallstones, kidney stones and heart disease.

Simple and painless vascular screenings can help determine if you have vascular conditions that may not show signs or symptoms until they have resulted in a serious health issue. A physician’s order is not required Some of the screenings you should consider are:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease: a screening of the lower extremities for plaque build-up, often an indicator of heart disease.
  • Stroke: a screening of carotid arteries in the neck to detect plaque build-up, which can lead to stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism: a screening to detect weakened areas of the vessel that serves as the main channel of the circulatory system.

Licensed ultrasonographers with specialized training in vascular studies conduct the screenings, board-certified radiologists review all studies and the results are provided for you to share with your primary care physician. Screenings provide peace of mind, save lives and are conveniently available at the Maury Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion at 1222 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia. They can be scheduled by calling 931.380.4044 anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To learn more about screenings and other services available at Maury Regional Medical Center and Maury Regional Spring Hill, visit mauryregional.com.