Holidays & Heart Attacks

Holidays & Heart Attacks

Let’s take a little one-question, multiple-choice quiz... During the holidays you are more likely to ___________? A. Overeat B. Not get enough exercise C. Increase alcohol consumption D. Have a heart attack E. All of the above. Unfortunately, the answer is E. All of the above. Whether you know it or not your risk for having a heart attack increases during the late December holidays. In fact, according to a 2004 study published in the American Heart Read more »
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November 18, 2016
Bless our Hearts

Bless our Hearts

A Coordinated Effort to Improve Mississippi’s Heart Attack Care, Communications and Outcomes Nobody is ever really ready for a heart attack. As one recent television commercial reminds us, we don’t get a warning note or text message alerting us in advance. It is that element of surprise that catches us off guard and can prevent our taking immediate and appropriate action. Our lack of preparedness can have devastating results. Two of the Read more »
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November 18, 2016
Diabetes & Eye Health

Diabetes & Eye Health

When given the choice of which of the five senses is most important (and most difficult to do without), the majority of people pick sight. Of course none of us would choose to give up any of our senses, but the idea of not being able to experience the world visually, is especially difficult to imagine – to never see the smile of a loved one, the brilliance of a Read more »
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November 18, 2016
New hope for men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

New hope for men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Here’s some of what we know about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer) and the #2 killer of men (after lung cancer). About 1 out of every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age Read more »
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September 05, 2016
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According to researchers at GlaxoSmithKline, a new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is far more effective to prevent the extremely painful read more »

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JACKSON, Miss. – During November, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi conducts an educational campaign targeting those with diabetes (approximately 373.000 read more »

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