The Manning Family Fund For a Healthier Mississippi: Healthier Hometowns on the Horizon

The Manning Family Fund For a Healthier Mississippi: Healthier Hometowns on the Horizon

By Lana L. Turnbull The 25th Edition of America’s Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities for 2014 was released just a few weeks ago and once again our beloved Mississippi is ranked the nation’s unhealthiest state. I say beloved, because in spite of Mississippi’s failings, to native sons and daughters it is the place we still call home no matter where we currently hang our hats. Read more »
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January 13, 2015
Fighting the Ladykiller

Fighting the Ladykiller

There is a killer out there – a killer that is taking the lives of women in their prime. It is robbing their families and friends of their love and attention and their communities of the positive contributions they could have made. This killer is heart disease and the best weapon we have in the fight against it is awareness, beginning with knowing some startling facts. • Heart disease kills more Read more »
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January 09, 2015
What’s in YOUR Toothpaste?

What’s in YOUR Toothpaste?

This fall a Texas dental hygienist, Trish Walvaren, rang alarm bells when she complained on her blog about finding plastic microbeads trapped under her patients’ gums. Yes, the tiny “crystal-like” bits found in toothpaste for decorative purposes only, are actually polyethylene, the same substance used to manufacture shopping bags that are believed by some researchers to never fully breakdown in the environment. The story was picked up by local media and Read more »
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November 19, 2014
Managing Diabetes: There’s an App for That

Managing Diabetes: There’s an App for That

The first step toward managing diabetes is knowing your numbers. Tracking devices designed specifically to help you monitor your diabetes, can help make getting on the right track easier and more efficient than ever before. By getting an accurate view of your blood sugar along with how much you're exercising, what and when you are eating, and even your sleep patterns, you can take a proactive role improving your overall Read more »
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November 19, 2014
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MS Children’s Museum Launches Pollinator Garden
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JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Children’s Museum is excited to announce the opening of its first free, public exhibit, The read more »

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