Oh my aching feet!

Oh my aching feet!

Love your stilettos or flip flops? Your feet could be paying for your fashion. The average person takes around 10,000 strides per day, so an individual’s choice in footwear has a tremendous effect on their body, especially their feet. And yet, most of us select our footwear based on season, fashion trends and coordination with our wardrobes, instead of comfort and proper fit. Americans spend more each year on shoes, and Read more »
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May 13, 2013
New Evidence in the Case Against… Fast Food

New Evidence in the Case Against… Fast Food

Now a 20-year study connects the consumption of fast food in children and adolescents to increased risk of asthma, eczema and rhinitis. ­ We all know about the connection between fast food consumption and the epidemic rates of obesity in children and adults worldwide. There is also an undeniable link between fast food and a myriad of other health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer and the enormous impact these Read more »
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March 15, 2013
Personalized Medicine The future of healthcare, now

Personalized Medicine The future of healthcare, now

Anyone who has found themselves caught up in what sometimes feels like a very “impersonal” healthcare system or who has tried to help a friend or loved one navigate the complexities of accessing care, can attest to the level of frustration it can induce. For years one of the greatest criticisms of modern medicine has been a growing lack of hands-on, face-to-face interaction between patient and caregiver. For medical professionals all Read more »
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March 15, 2013
Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

This February lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced resolutions designating March National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and with good reason… with the exception of skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. • The American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 142,000 new colorectal cancer cases diagnosed in the nation this year. • It is the Read more »
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March 15, 2013
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in the news BCBS of MS & Habitat for Humanity Dedicate New Home
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Jackson, MS – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area dedicated its third read more »

Merit Health Central Reopens Cancer Boutique
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Merit Health Central reopened its Cancer Boutique this summer, during the week of Cancer Survivor’s Day. All items are free read more »

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Determining when to start breast cancer screening and how often to be screened, continues to be a source of confusion read more »

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