Breaking down the barriers to breast health services

Breaking down the barriers to breast health services

Last year, more than 200,000 Mississippi women aged 40 and older did not receive a screening mammogram. Fund for the Girls, part of Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, solicits donations from individuals and organizations supporting Mississippians by breaking down the financial barrier that prevents some women from seeking needed breast health services. But in contrast to other good programs that provide assistance for a single incident of care, Fund for the Read more »
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September 04, 2015
Obesity Defined

Obesity Defined

To understand the national health crisis associated with obesity, we must first look at the alarming increase in the incidence of obesity. Today one-third of American adults and one in six children are obese. In Mississippi, the statistics are even direr. The magnolia state consistently ranks among the country’s most obese, putting Mississippians at high risk for numerous chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. But before we Read more »
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September 03, 2015
ART and the Patient Environment

ART and the Patient Environment

As patients in the medical clinic or hospital setting, we may not have the expertise to evaluate our clinical experience, but the perception we will have of our visit is influenced by factors we can assess – factors such as friendliness of the staff, comfort of the furniture, room temperature, apparent cleanliness, to mention a few, and the big one, wait times. Professionals, who study patient satisfaction, know just how Read more »
By admin
September 03, 2015
The Skinny on Recovery Drinks

The Skinny on Recovery Drinks

Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist It used to be that just plain everyday water was the preferred after-exercise drink. But, these days you’re likely to find that recreational and competitive athletes of all ages consume specialized recovery drinks after games or training sessions. These drinks and shakes have become part of a post-workout routine recommended by coaches and personal trainers. Most recovery beverages contain some combination of carbohydrates, Read more »
By admin
September 03, 2015
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