Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

By Jim Pollard, Public Affairs Manager, American Medical Response Central Mississippi Lightning is one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena – and one of its deadliest, particularly in the Deep South. According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes about 300 people in the U.S. each year, killing about 30. For every death, many more are injured and some are left with lifelong disabilities such as intense pain, nerve damage and depression. Beware! Read more »
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July 06, 2018
The Ups & Downs of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups & Downs of Bipolar Disorder

We all have our good days and our bad days. We even can go through periods when everything seems to be going our way, only to have setbacks that make us feel defeated. But the difference between normal highs and lows and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is the duration and severity of mood swings and a pattern of how they play out. Bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic-depressive illness, is Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Safe Handling of Homegrown Eggs

Safe Handling of Homegrown Eggs

There is no doubt that the trend of raising backyard chickens is on the rise throughout the U.S. Although statistics on the number of these fledgling hen handlers are sketchy, we know that more and more families are choosing to jump on the poultry cart and grow their own chickens for food and fun. The majority of these urban homesteaders are interested in the luxury of fresh, homegrown eggs, not Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Some not-so-sweet facts about Added Sugar

Some not-so-sweet facts about Added Sugar

Americans are eating and drinking entirely too much added sugar, and that can lead to some very serious health problems. Let’s face it, when it comes to added sugar ‘it’s not all sweet and light.’ The more you know about the health risks sugar poses, the better chance you have of successfully reducing your added sugar intake and living a longer, healthier life. What you should know about the not-so-sweet effects Read more »
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July 05, 2018
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