Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Physical Therapy vs. Opioid Medications

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Physical Therapy vs. Opioid Medications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescriptions. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdose related to subscription opioids. Just as the opioid crisis didn’t occur overnight, it certainly can’t be solved overnight – it will take monumental efforts on many fronts. To reduce the Read more »
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September 13, 2017
The HPV Vaccine: Sorting Myth from Fact

The HPV Vaccine: Sorting Myth from Fact

What parents should know It’s what we have all been waiting for…a vaccine for cancer, right? So if someone told you there already was a vaccine for cancer, and receiving it could protect your child from several forms of the disease, wouldn’t you make sure your kids got it? Unfortunately too many parents are overlooking an important safeguard, the HPV vaccine, that actually can protect against HPV-associated cancers including cancers of Read more »
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September 13, 2017
kids & headaches

kids & headaches

When you hear the word headache, what image pops into your mind – a busy adult, hands on their forehead, head down, trying to regain concentration while paperwork seems to pile up around them? Or, do you imagine a six-year-old sitting away from her friends holding her head and crying? The most common response is – the adult. But, it turns out headaches are not at all uncommon among children Read more »
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July 10, 2017
HEALTH ALERT: For Millennials and Members of Generation X

HEALTH ALERT: For Millennials and Members of Generation X

Colon and rectal cancers are on the rise among adults under 50, even for those in their 20s and 30s. When it comes to the incidence of colorectal cancers, there is some good news. Cancers of the colon and rectum have been declining in older adults in recent decades, possibly because of better awareness of the importance of initial screening at age 50. However in a new study conducted by the Read more »
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July 10, 2017
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in the news Entergy Warns of Electrical Safety Hazards Around Docks and Marinas
Posted Fri 07/6/2018 11:40AM

JACKSON, Miss. – As a part of its outreach and education efforts to promote electrical safety and prevent injuries and read more »

Illnesses from Ticks, Mosquitos and Fleas Triple Since 2004
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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that diseases transmitted through the bites of blood-feeding read more »

MSMOC to Host 2018 Sports Screenings
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JACKSON, Miss. – On Saturday, May 12 Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center will hold FREE Sports Screenings at the read more »

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