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5 Important Facts About Urgent Care

Urgent care clinics are very common. In fact, most communities have one or more available to their residents. But what is urgent care? Simply put, an urgent care clinic is there to provide medical treatment for illnesses and injuries that

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Surviving Allergy Season in Mississippi

Springtime is upon us and you know what that means–budding flowers, fresh green grass and trees, and pollen. The very things that make spring beautiful are also the bain of all seasonal allergy sufferers’existence. Okay maybe that statement’s a bit

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When the Flu Becomes Dangerous

For most people, getting the flu means a few days of fever, chills, body aches, a sore throat, and fatigue. But for certain groups of people, the flu isn’t just more severe, it’s potentially deadly. Who is at risk, and

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Hutcheson Family Adoption Story

Long before Emilie Hutcheson met and fell in love with her husband Ryan at a high school Valentine’s Day dance, adoption was a dream for the Saltillo native. Following high school and a courtship rooted in Emilie and Ryan’s mutual

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Protect Your Heart: Hold the Salt and Hold the Sugar

By now, you probably know to “hold the salt” to protect your heart. In fact, the American Heart Association just released new stricter salt recommendations lowering the daily-recommended amount from 2500 mg to 1500 mg. However, researchers are also suggesting

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An Update on GERD

You may get the feeling right after a heavy or spicy dinner. You may keep a roll of antacids at your desk, in your car, or they are right now in your pocket. You have heartburn. What you may not

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Colon and Rectal Cancer: Get Yourself Tested

Get yourself tested. Get yourself tested. Physicians, television programs, and magazines repeat this over and over in order to increase public awareness of colon and rectal cancer. Unfortunately, most Americans who should be screened for this deadly cancer do not,

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Depression and Heart Disease

Most physicians and many patients are keenly aware of the dangers of heart disease. It is in fact the number one cause of death in the world. Unfortunately the majority of health care providers are entirely unaware of the effects

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An Update on Eating Disorders

While the problems of various eating disorders has been the focus of both media and scientific attention for some time now, the exploding epidemic of obesity in this country as well as increased pressure for the perfect body type has

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