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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“Bad to the Bone”—Take time to focus on your bone and joint health this week!

This week is Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, October 12-20. During this time, attention is focused on disorders such as arthritis, back pain, and osteoporosis. According to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA, nearly half of all Americans over the age of 18 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions. It is important to take […]

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Is Your GPS Working?

Balance Awareness Week is September 15 – 21. What better time to learn more about causes and symptoms of a faulty balance system! In the article below, Ramona Ridley, a Registered Physical Therapist with Forrest General’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, explains 3 easy steps to identifying and correcting the problem. People who have imbalance, dizziness or difficulty […]

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