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Articles on Health

  • 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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  • 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 Stone County Hospital has 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, commonly known as...

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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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