Stone County Hospital

Articles on Health

  • SCH Celebrates Mothers Matter: A Focus on Women’s Health

      SCH Celebrates Mothers Matter: A Focus on Women’s Health featuring Grace Ford, FNP-BC In honor of Mothers’ Day, we are turning the spotlight on women’s health and things you can do at any age to embrace better health. Family Nurse Practitioner Grace Ford (FNP-BC) encourages women of all ages to make time for regular wellness checkups....

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. It affects all ethnic groups and is most often found in people over 50 years of age. Schedule a physical at one of our...

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  • March Is Your Month to Spring into Better Nutrition

    March Is Your Month to Spring into Better Nutrition with Grace Ford, FNP-BC Spring is a time of renewal, so take this opportunity to start a healthy lifestyle with informed food choices during National Nutrition Month. In a few easy steps, you can decrease your risk for conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol,...

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  • February is Your Month to Get Heart Healthy

    February is Your Month to Get Heart Healthy with Stepheny Sumrall, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, MSN, Cardiology February is American Heart Month, and now is the time to reduce your risk of heart disease or heart attack. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. About half of all Americans have at...

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  • 10 Steps to a Happier & Healthier 2016

    10 Steps to a Happier & Healthier 2016 with Grace Ford, FNP-BC Following through on New Year’s resolutions is usually easier said than done, but we’re here to help you see them through. Here are 10 tips to becoming healthier and happier in 2016. GET A PHYSICAL Most people do not take the time to...

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  • What You Need to Know About P.A.D. & New Treatments to Avoid Amputations

    What You Need to Know About P.A.D. & New Treatments to Avoid Amputations With Raghotham Patlola, MD, Cardiology & Stepheny Summrall, MSN, AGACNP-CD, FNP-BC Dr. Patlola and his staff have expanded their services to open the region’s first center dedicated solely to preventing lower extremity amputations in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or ischemia,...

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  • New Radiology & Speech Therapy Service Modified Barium Swallows Test

    New Radiology & Speech Therapy Service Modified Barium Swallows Test With John Wells, PTA -Director of Rehabilitation Stone County Hospital’s radiology and therapy departments now have a new tool to assess and help patients who are having difficulty swallowing or other condition impacting your ability to eat and drink. A modified barium swallow study, or...

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  • Season’s Eatings: Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetics

    Season’s Eatings: Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetics with Grace Ford, FNP-BC For diabetics, the holiday season can be fraught with temptations. The good news is that you don’t have to give up your favorite seasonal foods. With a little preparation, you’ll still be able to enjoy the season’s bounty of food and stay in control...

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  • HAVE HARD TO HEAL WOUNDS?

    HAVE HARD TO HEAL WOUNDS? Try SCH Wound Care Specialists For two years, Stone County has partnered with Wound Care Specialists to help heal chronic wounds. Since problem wounds are rarely the result from a single cause, their staff treats the whole person and not just the wound. Some of the wounds that they treat...

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  • Tis the Season for Tree Stand Safety

    Tis the Season for Tree Stand Safety A Message from Stone County Hospital Each year when hunting season rolls around, hunters fall victim to tree stand accidents. Falls commonly occur when people are putting up, sitting in or taking down their stands. The good news is that by taking a few extra steps, you can...

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