Make a New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking!

WHAT YOU PUT to your mouth affects how you look and feel, and cigarettes are no exception. Putting the brakes on the smoking can make you look and feel younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes […]

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Stepping Up Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk for developing foot ulcers.  Foot ulcers are the most common reason for hospital stays for people with diabetes.   Some of the statistics are startling and worth mentioning! According to the American Diabetes Association, the average outpatient cost of treating a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is […]

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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus

We understand the concern many have over the Ebola virus, and we want to provide an update on Forrest General’s infectious disease protocols. Forrest General Hospital has a plan in place to address Ebola. Training and drills have been underway to assure staff that safety measures are in place for their protection and the protection […]

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Adult Diabetes Management

According to the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi ranked second in the nation for overall diabetes prevalence, affecting 12.5% of the adult population in 2012. The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States was $245 billion in 2012, with $176 billion accounting for direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity. For […]

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