Obesity Defined

Obesity Defined

To understand the national health crisis associated with obesity, we must first look at the alarming increase in the incidence of obesity. Today one-third of American adults and one in six children are obese. In Mississippi, the statistics are even direr. The magnolia state consistently ranks among the country’s most obese, putting Mississippians at high risk for numerous chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. But before we Read more »
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September 03, 2015
ART and the Patient Environment

ART and the Patient Environment

As patients in the medical clinic or hospital setting, we may not have the expertise to evaluate our clinical experience, but the perception we will have of our visit is influenced by factors we can assess – factors such as friendliness of the staff, comfort of the furniture, room temperature, apparent cleanliness, to mention a few, and the big one, wait times. Professionals, who study patient satisfaction, know just how Read more »
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September 03, 2015
The Truths & Myths about SUN PROTECTION

The Truths & Myths about SUN PROTECTION

Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. We are all at risk, but how much do we really know about how to protect ourselves from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Let us help you sort through some common myths and learn the truth about sun protection. Of the Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Kids & Sports Injuries: What Parents, Coaches and Young Athletes Should Know

Kids & Sports Injuries: What Parents, Coaches and Young Athletes Should Know

Playing youth sports is a great way for children and teens to get exercise, to learn team dynamics, to develop skills and set goals for achievement. For many children, playing sports can help them find activities where they excel, make friends, and gain self-confidence. But according to a 2013 study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, an international injury awareness organization, an alarming number of children and teens are injured playing Read more »
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July 01, 2015
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