Making a Difference in MS: The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Making a Difference in MS: The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Saving Lives Every Day! Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 adults may be diagnosed with the disease by 2050. If diabetes is not well managed, it can cause serious health risks to almost every part of the body – the eyes, the heart, the kidneys, the pancreas, the feet and skin, just to name a few. The flip side is that with Read more »
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November 18, 2016
How to stay on the healthy straight & narrow… during the holidays

How to stay on the healthy straight & narrow… during the holidays

You’re probably aware that people tend to gain an average of between 5 to 10 pounds during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (depending on your weight, it can amount to as much as 20 pounds). If you back up the beginning of holiday season to include Halloween and the temptation of leftover trick or treat candy…yikes! You get the picture. Whether you are actively trying to lose a few pounds Read more »
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November 18, 2016
Babies, Kids & Reflux

Babies, Kids & Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD), affects 20% of American adults – that’s one in five people. But grownups aren’t the only ones who suffer with the symptoms of reflux. It is also extremely common in babies and children. In infants, it can cause vomiting and fussiness after feeding. And in older kids and teens, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) can lead to heartburn, stomach and chest discomfort. Well-Being talked to Dr. Angela Shannon, Read more »
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November 18, 2016
The Pros of Probiotics

The Pros of Probiotics

By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Did you know there is a colony of tiny bacteria living inside you that serves a mighty purpose? The majority of these diminutive warriors are found in the colon, but they also exist in the stomach, the mouth, armpits, and even within the nasal cavity. Every day a battle is being waged inside your gut between good bacteria and harmful bacteria and fungi. The Read more »
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November 17, 2016
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