Forrest General Hospital’s Holm, Salloum, Recognized with Doctors CARE Awards
Neal Holm, MD, Surgery, and N. Joseph Salloum, MD, Radiation Oncology, were recognized as the fourth quarter winners of the Forrest General Hospital Doctors CARE Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community.
Holm was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is determined based on data-driven reports that track safety record including length of stay, mortality, and readmission rates, while Salloum was recognized as the Physician Communication Champion, which is based on a nomination process involving staff and physicians. These awards are presented quarterly.
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Be Sweet to Your Heart
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health, because keeping your heart healthy is central to overall good health. It’s time to be sweet to your heart. You are never too old or too young to begin taking good care of your heart. Taking small steps to follow a healthy lifestyle at any age can help prevent heart disease and lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Health Tip #1:
Who knew that you could improve your heart health without opening an eye? Making sure you get at least seven hours of sleep each night is a small step you can take with a huge payoff! Not only will your body feel more rested, but it also significantly decreases your risk for heart disease.
Health Tip #2:
Staying active is the key to a healthy heart! Whether it’s a morning jog, a lunchtime yoga session, or an evening walk, taking the time to exercise is essential. Get out there and get moving – your body and your heart will thank you!
Health Tip #3:
Your heart doesn’t want you to be thirsty! Drinking plenty of water can help protect your heart, as it helps to reduce levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation, and flush out toxins from the body.
So, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day for a healthier heart! We recommend about 16 cups of fluids a day for men, and about 12 cups of fluids a day for women!
Health Tip #4:
Fruits and veggies are your heart’s best friend!
Eating smart is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals, and opt for lean proteins. Avoid processed and fried foods, as these are often high in saturated fat and unhealthy for the heart.
Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center will be offering free memory screenings throughout 2023. If you are age 45 or older, you are eligible to receive this service.
The next screening will be held on Thursday, Mar. 9, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration is now open and is required in advance. Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.
To register for a March screening, contact Memory Center at (601) 268-5620.
Additional 2023 screening dates are:
- Thursday, May 18
- Thursday, July 20
- Thursday, Sept. 21
- Thursday, Nov. 16
Memory Center is on the sixth floor of Hattiesburg Clinic located at 415 S. 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg. To learn more about Memory Center and its services, click here.
WHAT IS A MEMORY SCREENING?
A memory screening is a series of questions and/or tasks that take about 20 minutes to complete. The screening can indicate if someone might benefit from a comprehensive medical evaluation. However, it is not intended to diagnose any illness or replace consultation with a qualified health care provider. Screenings at Memory Center are available on select dates throughout the year.
FAST FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE & DEMENTIA
- About 5.8 million Americans of all ages were living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019.
- Of those, approximately 200,000 people under 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s .
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
- Early diagnosis and treatment of dementia can help delay memory loss and prolong life.
BARITRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP
Madalene's Moms : New Year Session
Madalene’s Moms classes will continue in the new year! Whether you are expecting a new addition or you are adding to the family, we have the perfect class for you!
PREGNANCY EXERCISE: Mondays, 5:00 PM – Feb. 6th and 13th
COACH’S CORNER: Monday, 5:00 PM – Feb. 13th
BUMPS TO BABIES: Monday, 6:30 PM – Feb. 13th
FIRST YEAR: Mondays, 10:30 AM – Feb. 6th and 13th
JUST MOVIN’: Mondays, 9:00 AM – Feb. 6th and 13th
TODDLER YEARS: Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – Feb. 1st, 8th, and 15th
Online Childbirth Education Classes
Order at CAREing Expressions Gift Shop!
CAREing Expressions Delivers: Do you have a loved one in the hospital or a friend who had a baby? Take a few minutes to brighten their day with a gift card from CAREing Expressions! Flowers, candy, cards, and balloons make a great “Get Well Soon” gift, or think outside the box with candles and decorative or beauty items from the gift shop!
The best part is you don’t even have to leave work or home. Shop by calling 601-288-4283 to find everything you need and have it delivered anywhere in the hospital, excluding the ICU, at no extra charge!
REACHING FOR THE STARS
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