Tackling the Tough Choices

Tackling the Tough Choices

helping teens navigate the perilous landscape of good decision-making By Laura Walker The human brain does not reach full development until the early to mid-twenties. The last part to fully mature is the frontal lobe, which controls decision-making. As with any skill, there are ways that parents can help their child develop positive decision-making skills, particularly when addressing topics such as sex, drug and alcohol use, and relationships. Your teen’s physical development and Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Sparking the Progress of Baby’s Speech Development

Sparking the Progress of Baby’s Speech Development

  In the May/June 2018 issue of Well-Being, with the help of Susannah Silvia, Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Director for Beyond Therapy for Kids, we shared commonly accepted guidelines for the normal development of a baby’s speech and language skills and offered milestones to help parents track their child’s progress. Once parents know the verbal tasks their child should be mastering as they grow, they can play a proactive role Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Poison Ivy and how to root it out the natural way

Poison Ivy and how to root it out the natural way

If you have ever had the unfortunate occasion of coming into contact with poison ivy (or one of it’s diabolical pals – poison oak or poison sumac) you probably know how quickly it can turn a walk in the woods into a regrettable experience. And even worse is the fact that you don’t have to hit the hiking trail to find yourself itching for relief. You can run into it Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

By James Fallows and Deborah Fallows For the last five years James and Deborah Fallows traveled around the country in their single-engine prop plane visiting more than 29 towns and cities (including in Mississippi) to “look for America.” In a time when America seems to have been rent asunder, the Fallows found realistic optimism and pragmatic cooperation on their hopscotch journey across the country, and met individuals of all stripes willing Read more »
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July 05, 2018
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in the news New Shingles Vaccine More Effective than Current Vaccine
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According to researchers at GlaxoSmithKline, a new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is far more effective to prevent the extremely painful read more »

Families First for MS Opens Resource Center in Canton
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JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) recently held the grand opening of the Families First Resource Center read more »

November is National Diabetes Month
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JACKSON, Miss. – During November, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi conducts an educational campaign targeting those with diabetes (approximately 373.000 read more »

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