Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

By Jim Pollard, Public Affairs Manager, American Medical Response Central Mississippi Lightning is one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena – and one of its deadliest, particularly in the Deep South. According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes about 300 people in the U.S. each year, killing about 30. For every death, many more are injured and some are left with lifelong disabilities such as intense pain, nerve damage and depression. Beware! Read more »
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July 06, 2018
The Ups & Downs of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups & Downs of Bipolar Disorder

We all have our good days and our bad days. We even can go through periods when everything seems to be going our way, only to have setbacks that make us feel defeated. But the difference between normal highs and lows and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is the duration and severity of mood swings and a pattern of how they play out. Bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic-depressive illness, is Read more »
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July 05, 2018
Understanding Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but up to 10% of all cases are diagnosed in patients who are age 50 or younger. When actor Michael J. Fox revealed he had been diagnosed at age 29, he had been battling Parkinson’s for seven years, and he became the face of what is referred to as young-onset Parkinson’s disease or (YOPD). Diagnosing YOPD Because most people Read more »
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May 06, 2018
Are you just  forgetful, or could it be something more?

Are you just forgetful, or could it be something more?

Whether you are caring for an aging spouse, parent or friend, or if you are wondering about whether you, yourself, are starting to lose a step when it comes to memory, the most difficult thing to grapple with is how to know what behavior is a part of normal aging and what could signal cognitive decline that warrants evaluation. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive Read more »
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May 06, 2018
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in the news Batson Children’s Hospital ER Department Initiates Pediatric Fast Track
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Batson Children’s Hospital ER Department Initiates Pediatric Fast Track JACKSON, Miss. – the Pediatric Emergency Department at Batson Children’s Hospital recently read more »

Families First Provides Adult Addiction Education Program
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Families First Provides Adult Addiction Education Program JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi looks to help Mississippians caught in the read more »

MS Science Fest Comes to the LeFleur Museum District for a Third Year
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JACKSON, Miss. – In 2016, with support and assistance from The Franklin Institute, the Mississippi Children’s Museum piloted the first read more »

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