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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 extreme, but in the thick of spring, most allergy sufferers would agree. Allergy season is […]
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Improve Your Heart Health with These Lifestyle Changes

February is Heart Month because the month of love is also the perfect time to focus on loving your own heart by taking steps to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. In America, someone dies from heart disease every 37 seconds. That's approximately 647,000 people each year. Those numbers alone should make anyone stop and […]
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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 why? The people groups most at risk are those whose immune systems are not fully […]
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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 love for Christ and Ole Miss, and of course each other, Ryan proposed to Emilie […]
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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 that you "hold the sugar". Although heart disease claims more lives in America each year […]
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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 know is that talking to your doctor about this common condition may save your life. […]
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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, even though early screening is an extremely effective way to avoid death from this disease. […]
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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 of mental health on the development of heart disease and various outcomes from heart disease-related […]
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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 led to many unique challenges for physicians and psychologists. While we are counseling some of […]
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FDA Approves New Medication for Quitting Smoking

Cigarette smoking is a true addiction and bad habit for many people. Cigarette smoking is the single greatest cause of lung cancer and is linked to a long list of other cancers, along with heart disease and lung disease. Many people find it difficult to quit smoking. Chantix is a new medication that appears helpful […]
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