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  • 10 Tips for Healthy Feet

    10 Tips for Healthy Feet The rise in diabetic foot ulcers makes daily care essential for health and longevity. Practice these foot care tips for happy feet. Keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible throughout the day. High blood sugar is the leading cause of foot ulcers. Inspect your feet daily. Use...

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  • How to Treat Minor Wounds at Home

    How to Treat Minor Wounds at Home Clean the wound – Run under cool water to remove debris. Don’t use soap, hydrogen peroxide and iodine. They can do more harm than good. Cover the wound – Apply antibiotic ointment. Then cover the wound with a sterile bandage. Keep the wound covered to promote healing. Change...

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  • Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk of Non-Healing Wounds

    Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk of Non-Healing Wounds Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease. Normally, glucose enters your cells to fuel your body and brain. But when you have diabetes, most or all glucose cannot enter your cells. Instead, it circulates through your bloodstream where it damages nerves, blood vessels and your immune system. Learn...

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  • Diabetes & Non-Healing Wounds: Educate Yourself for Better Health

    Diabetes & Non-Healing Wounds: Educate Yourself for Better Health Never underestimate a wound, even a minor one, says John V. Capotorto, MD, MBA, a Harvard-trained endocrinologist, past-president of the American Association of Wound Care Management and co-founder of RestorixHealth, a leading wound healing management company with centers nationwide. A simple callus on your foot can...

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  • Best Foods for the Ultimate Cardiology Health

    There is a difference between eating plenty of food and eating plenty of food that provides your body with the nutrients it needs in order to be healthy. We understand that there seems to be a new type of “superfood” every week! One day you hear people raving over acai berries, then the next thing...

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  • Why Stone County Hospital Is Your Best ER

    When you are experiencing an emergency room visit, you should receive the best quality care possible. At Stone County Hospital, our goal is to ensure that we are the best emergency room you have ever visited. We understand that a trip to the ER is stressful enough. Our job is to provide peace of mind...

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  • A1C Management

    Diabetes is a common group of chronic metabolic diseases that cause high blood sugar levels in the body due to defects in insulin production. Symptoms of diabetes can include excessive thirst, hunger, urination, fatigue and blurry vision. Type 2 Diabetes generally develops slowly, and people may not be diagnosed until some of the more serious...

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  • Meaningful Patient Interaction

    Meaningful Patient Interaction Looking back, you can probably remember those paper charts filed away in the medical records department that got pulled out once you checked in as a patient. The chart was shared between the nurses, doctor, coders, therapists, nutritionists, and more. Everything was handwritten – some things legible and some not. Then, along...

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  • Improving Patient Engagement

    Improving Patient Engagement When patients are engaged, they have much more successful outcomes regarding their health. Patient engagement also aids in reducing preventable readmissions. No patient wants to struggle when they are discharged or be readmitted to the hospital because of something that could have been easily avoided. It’s hard to comprehend discharge instructions when...

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  • SCH Taking New Treatment Approach

    SCH Taking New Treatment Approach By Jody O’Hara Since last May, Stone County Hospital has been taking a new approach to inpatient care. Dr. David Northington D.O. is serving as not only Chief Medical Officer, but also as Hospitalist, an evolving practice which is intended to bring a whole new patient experience to inpatient services. An...

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