Hidden Benefits of Exercise

Hidden Benefits of Exercise

Hidden Benefits of Exercise By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist There is no question that exercise is essential for achieving and maintaining physical fitness, losing weight and keeping it off, and preventing and treating diseases like diabetes. What you may not know is that exercise can improve your health in ways that you may not be able to notice in the gym or on the scale. These benefits have Read more »
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November 11, 2018
Diabetes – a Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetes – a Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetes – a Leading Cause of Blindness JACKSON, Miss.– According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people 20 to 74 years old in the United States. Ophthalmologists are often the frontline of defense for diagnosing diabetic eye disease. “Early diagnosis is key to successful treatment and management of potential vision threatening diseases such as diabetes,” Read more »
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November 10, 2018
November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month This year’s National Diabetes Month focus is promoting health after gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Mothers who’ve had gestational diabetes need to know that they and their children have an increased lifelong risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you’ve had gestational diabetes – 1. Get tested for type 2 diabetes within 12 weeks after your baby is born. If Read more »
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November 10, 2018
Earlier Screening for Colon Cancer Advised by ACS

Earlier Screening for Colon Cancer Advised by ACS

Earlier Screening for Colon Cancer Advised by ACS JACKSON, Miss. – Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued new screening guidelines, making a qualified recommendation that routine colon cancer screening begin at age 45 years (instead of the previous age of 50). While the incidence of colorectal cancer has declined steadily over the past 2 decades in people aged 55 and older, there has been a 51% increase in Read more »
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November 10, 2018
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in the news GI Associates & ACS Join Forces to Fight Colorectal Cancer
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JACKSON, Miss. – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but GI Associates and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have been read more »

Simple Eye Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Looks Promising
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