Know the facts about SHINGLES Are you at risk?

Know the facts about SHINGLES Are you at risk?

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body, and usually does not cause any problems; however, the virus can reappear years later, resulting in shingles. About 25 percent of all healthy adults will get shingles during their lifetimes, usually after age 40. What does shingles look like? Shingles Read more »
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November 19, 2014
A Is for Autumn & A….chooo

A Is for Autumn & A….chooo

Fall is in the air (or so we say). That’s a nice way of expressing that the weather is getting a little cooler, there is the familiar scent of wood smoke from a distant chimney and the crunch of dry leaves under foot on our favorite walking path. But in reality…there is a lot more than a nostalgic treat to the senses floating in the breeze. For seasonal allergy sufferers Read more »
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September 17, 2014
Cloudy with a Chance of Influenza

Cloudy with a Chance of Influenza

Predicting what this year’s flu season will have in store is a tough one. The flu virus is unpredictable. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity and length of the season varies from year to year, and there are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. The average flu season starts in October, peaks in January and February and can sometimes last as late as May. As with the Read more »
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September 17, 2014
What’s on the horizon…?

What’s on the horizon…?

Emerging research and possible new treatments for breast cancer While about 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, fortunately the rate of women dying from the disease has been declining since about 1989. This decrease is believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatments. New research is being conducted around the world and Read more »
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September 17, 2014
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in the news Families First Joins “Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi” to Reduce Teen Pregnancies
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JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the read more »

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Jackson, Miss. – According to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Group survey,  has earned an “A” rating for the second survey read more »

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JACKSON, Miss. – The goal of a new partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and Sta-Home, a home health agency based read more »

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