Rooted in Tradition

Rooted in Tradition

By Laura Walker, staff writer for Canopy Children’s Solutions The holidays can be filled with joy and happiness, but they can also be sad and isolating for families after life-changing events such as death, separation, deployment, or divorce. These feelings can be especially present for children. “Parents’ time is valuable and children recognize that from an early age,” said Sheree Bailey, Ph.D., Outpatient Therapist with Canopy Children’s Solutions. “When a parent spends Read more »
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November 16, 2017
Fit for Life: Kids 6 – 12

Fit for Life: Kids 6 – 12

There was a time when school age kids, 6 years old to 12 years old would have no problem getting in at least an hour of exercise and free play a day. Those were the days when the school day included morning and afternoon recesses and time after lunch to burn off some steam outside – running, jumping, skipping, playing chase, jumping rope, swinging, and climbing the jungle gym. But Read more »
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November 16, 2017
New Shingles Vaccine More Effective than Current Vaccine

New Shingles Vaccine More Effective than Current Vaccine

According to researchers at GlaxoSmithKline, a new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is far more effective to prevent the extremely painful skin rash than the vaccine that is currently on the market. It reportedly reduces the risk to adults aged 50 and older by 97.2 percent. The current vaccine Zostavax is only about 70 percent effective and its efficacy drops to below 40 percent in people 70 and older. Shingrix isn’t on Read more »
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November 16, 2017
Families First for MS Opens Resource Center in Canton

Families First for MS Opens Resource Center in Canton

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) recently held the grand opening of the Families First Resource Center – Nissan Parkway. The mission of the Center is to stimulate employment through job readiness, support family financial stability, promote literacy, and increase graduation rates while continuing to support positive youth development, decreasing teen pregnancy rates, promoting positive father involvement, parenting education and parenting skills development. Components of the new center Read more »
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November 16, 2017
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