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Articles on Health

  • Preventing Heat Stroke and Exhaustion

    Preventing Heat Stroke & Exhaustion featuring Trey Alderman, Emergency Medicine Most people don’t realize heat exhaustion and heat stroke conditions have some distinct symptoms, so it’s important to learn about both. This is especially true for adults over age 65 who are particularly vulnerable because their bodies adjust to heat more slowly. COMMON HEAT EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS: Profuse sweating, pale...

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  • June Is Time For Summer Fun & CPR Awareness

    June Is Time For Summer Fun & CPR Awareness featuring Heather Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANCP-BC, ENP-BC, CEN, CCRN – Emergency Medicine Summer is here! It’s the season for pool parties, cookouts with neighbors, games and other fun backyard activities. However, would you know what to do if a family member or friend experienced sudden...

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  • Are you medically prepared for hurricane season?

    Are you medically prepared for hurricane season? featuring Becky Harris, Family Nurse Practitioner June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Stone County Hospital wants to ensure that you are medically prepared in the event South Mississippi finds itself in the path of one of these destructive storms. Whether our area is under a...

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  • Stone County Hospital is now offering weekly colonoscopy screenings

    Stone County Hospital is now offering weekly colonoscopy screenings. Save your time and gas by scheduling your next screening with Dr. Nate Compton. He will be conducting these screenings every Tuesday starting at 7:30 a.m., at the hospital. Most insurance will cover colonoscopies. Check your specific carrier for exact coverage amounts. General guidelines for coverage include colonoscopies at...

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  • A Focus on Men’s Health & Colon Cancer

    A Focus on Men’s Health & Colon Cancer featuring Dr. Nate Compton, General Surgery In honor of Men’s Health Month, we are celebrating all the fathers and sons in our community by sharing some important wellness tips about colon cancer and how to prevent it. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in...

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  • Ask the Provider: Acid Reflux

    ASK THE PROVIDER:  Acid Reflux JEFFREY SLOAN, MD, Family & Emergency Medicine Blue Cross / Blue Shield Certified Q:  I have been experiencing an increase in heartburn and nausea after eating meals. I’m wondering if it might be acid reflux, but how can I know for sure and what can I do to make it...

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  • Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure

    Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 million American adults have high blood pressure, which greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure is the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, and is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because...

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  • HAVE A MEDICAL QUESTION? New “Ask the Doctor” Column

    HAVE A MEDICAL QUESTION? New “Ask the Doctor” Column Have you ever wanted to ask a doctor a question about a symptom you are having, the truth about a medical rumor you may have heard, or to get more information on a news story you saw? Stone County Hospital and Dr. Jeffrey Sloan, Family &...

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  • National Osteoporosis Month

    National Osteoporosis Month Jeffrey Sloan, MD Family & Emergency Medicine, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Certified According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Over time, your bones can be-come weakened as a result of genetic...

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  • Protect Your Skin This Summer: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Protect Your Skin This Summer:  Skin Cancer Awareness Month featuring David Roy, DO, Dermatology Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more new cases every year than the combined cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. The good news? Skin...

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