November is Diabetes Awareness Month. In this issue of Well-Being we have included an editorial focus on Managing Diabetes – through exercise, careful monitoring, and diet. While type 2 diabetes touches 12.5% of all Mississippians, the rates of the disease are much higher in some counties, and the long-term effects of the disease are devastating, including: heart and blood vessel disease, damage to the nerves, kidneys, eyes, and feet, as
What’s in YOUR Toothpaste?
What’s in YOUR Toothpaste?

This fall a Texas dental hygienist, Trish Walvaren, rang alarm bells when she complained on her blog about finding plastic

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Managing Diabetes: Healthy Eating on a Budget
Managing Diabetes: Healthy Eating o...

By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Receiving a diabetes diagnosis or being told you are pre-diabetic (at high risk of

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More Than a Marathon
More Than a Marathon

By Joey Lee The Mississippi River Marathon offers the only marathon in the Mississippi Delta and a variety of opportunities that

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De-Stress Your Holiday the Spa Way
De-Stress Your Holiday the Spa Way

Stress happens when you react to an emergency situation (picture yourself, just weeks before the holidays, gifts left to buy

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BABY STEPS Healthy Milestones in Your Baby’s 1st Year
BABY STEPS Healthy Milestones in Yo...

Skills such as smiling for the first time, waving “bye-bye” or taking a first step aren’t just “baby stuff,” and

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Recycle your unused jewelry and create new Family Heirlooms
Recycle your unused jewelry and cre...

These earrings were crafted for a bride from her late father’s cufflinks and given to her by her mother on

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November 28th 2014

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in the news INFANTS PUT TO SLEEP ON SOFAS AT RISK OF CRIB DEATH
Posted Fri 11/21/2014 5:22AM

  When data on 7,934 sudden infant deaths in 24 states was analyzed by Dr. Jeffrey Colvin, pediatrician at Children’s Mercy read more »

MS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS APP
Posted Fri 11/21/2014 5:16AM

JACKSON, Miss – With flu season upon us, now Mississippians can stay up-to-date on all public health alerts that can read more »

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE IS LEADING CAUSE OF VISION LOSS IN THE U.S.
Posted Fri 11/21/2014 5:11AM

ROCKVILLE, Maryland – Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults age 20-74. 7.7 million people read more »

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