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  • Don’t Fall Victim to the Flu this Season! Here’s Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

    Did you know that in the United States alone, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year for illnesses associated with the flu? Less than half of adults get a flu vaccine each year. If you are on the fence about receiving the flu shot, here’s why you should. The Flu is Serious Business The...

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  • Stone County Hospital & Family Medical Center: Quality Care Right Here at Home

    At Stone County Hospital, we are committed to providing quality healthcare services to our neighbors. Our team treats each patient as an individual and will take every step necessary to provide each person with an experience customized to fit their needs and their situation. The Stone County team of healthcare professionals is highly trained and...

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  • Diabetes: Knowing the Difference Between Type I and Type II

    More than likely, you know someone who suffers from Type I or Type II Diabetes. In 2017, the CDC reported that more than 100 million Americans had diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes your body to be unable to store and use sugar properly. This affects the body’s ability to use...

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  • 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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