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
November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

JACKSON, Miss. – During November, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi conducts an educational campaign targeting those with diabetes (approximately 373.000 in Mississippi). Materials developed by the DFM provide important guidelines to improve health and glycemic control. All hospitals, physicians’ clinics, retail pharmacies and home-health agencies receive packets of information from the DFM. National Diabetes Month may only last 30 days, but healthy living and diabetes control should be on everyone’s Read more »
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November 16, 2017
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in the news UMMC TRANSPLANT TEAM COMPLETES FIRST LIVER CASE IN 22 YEARS
Posted Mon 05/13/2013 3:42AM

JACKSON, Miss.– In an operation that gave a Jackson mother a new chance at life, a team at the University read more »

MPB TO EXPAND “ED SAID” PROGRAM PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING
Posted Mon 05/13/2013 3:40AM

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) recently released new on-line features of the popular children’s health program, “Ed Said.” read more »

MISSISSIPPI INITITIATES STATE-OF-THE-ART HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK
Posted Fri 03/15/2013 12:40AM

JACKSON, Miss – Hospitals and healthcare providers throughout Mississippi are partnering in a multi-million dollar, cutting edge electronic health information read more »

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