How to Get the Most from Your Woman’s Wellness Visit

How to Get the Most from Your Woman’s Wellness Visit

By Mickie Griffith-Autry, PhD, NP-C When it comes to visits to see your woman’s healthcare provider for pre-emptive care and screenings, how often should you go, what should you expect and how can your interaction with your provider impact your care? Sociocultural studies show that women tend to place their healthcare needs second to the needs of others. To compound this trend, women face seemingly ever-changing guidelines related to insurance coverage for Read more »
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March 13, 2018
Water: the first line of defense against kidney stones

Water: the first line of defense against kidney stones

If you have ever experienced the pain associated with a kidney stone, there is almost nothing you wouldn’t do to prevent having to go through that agony again. But you might be surprised to find that the simplest (and least expensive) preventative step you can take to avoid future kidney stones is often ignored. The fact is, in spite of all the technological advances, new medications and surgical procedures, the Read more »
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March 12, 2018
Living Healthy in 2018

Living Healthy in 2018

Contributed by: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Health & Wellness Team Three Cheers for a Healthy New Year! With the holiday season behind us, it’s time to begin the new year. If your resolutions include plans to get healthy, there’s never been a better time to get started! If you’ve already made your resolutions for the new year, be sure these healthy habits are on your list! Have a wellness Read more »
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January 15, 2018
The Mystery of Fibromyalgia

The Mystery of Fibromyalgia

There is much about fibromyalgia that we don’t know. It affects only two to four percent of people (more women than men) and there is no reliable test to detect the condition. Doctors diagnose fibromyalgia based on a patient’s relevant symptoms, such as widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, as well as sleep, memory and mood problems. These symptoms may appear suddenly after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or psychological stress or Read more »
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January 15, 2018
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in the news Newk’s Features Thai Chicken Soup on Menu as Part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign
Posted Mon 03/11/2019 4:41AM

JACKSON, Miss. – Throughout the month of March, Newk’s restaurants will have available on the menu Thai Chicken Soup, which read more »

UMMC-Anderson Collaboration Brings Specialty Pediatric Care Closer to Meridian-Area Patients
Posted Mon 03/11/2019 4:31AM

MERIDIAN, Miss. – Expert specialty pediatric care is closer to home for children and families in the Meridian area, thanks read more »

MS State Department of Health Launches WIC Mississippi Mobile App
Posted Mon 03/11/2019 4:26AM

JACKSON, Miss. – A free app, sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, read more »

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