The Opioid Epidemic: Is Your Family Safe?

The Opioid Epidemic: Is Your Family Safe?

The word epidemic often is overused in an effort to sensationalize the spread of a disease or phenomena by overzealous commentators bent on hyperbolizing their subject matter for the sake of ratings. By definition epidemic means: 1) an outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many individuals at the same time; 2) an outbreak or product of sudden rapid spread, growth, or development. Unfortunately, the spread of opioid use, Read more »
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March 06, 2017
Embracing the Exceptional

Embracing the Exceptional

By Laura Walker I have a disability, but I am not defective. My disability does not define me – I have so much to offer the world. While I may face challenges, I also possess great ability. I have knowledge, feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ambitions. I am more than a disorder. I am exceptional. The term “exceptional child” includes children whose academic or functional abilities fall above and below the typical skill Read more »
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March 05, 2017
Just a spoonful… or maybe not? Kids and Medication Dosing

Just a spoonful… or maybe not? Kids and Medication Dosing

Mary Poppins promised a spoonful of sugar was a more “delightful” way to make the medicine go down when her charges were in need of a dose, but that’s in the movies. According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, an alarming number of parents accidentally make dosing errors (either over or under dosing) when doling out their child’s prescription or OTC medications, especially when using a spoon or a Read more »
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January 02, 2017
budget now & THANK YOURSELF LATER

budget now & THANK YOURSELF LATER

By Kara Norris Ringing in the New Year with financial goals for next year’s holiday season may not sound very exciting, but as those post-holiday credit card bills pile in and our bank accounts shrink inversely to our holiday waistlines, resolving to make financial goals now for the upcoming year will save you from yet another cash-strapped holiday season. During this post-holiday period of reflection, take stock of what made your Read more »
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January 02, 2017
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in the news St. Dominic’s and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS Announce Telehealth Partnership
Posted Sun 05/6/2018 7:53PM

Flowood, Miss. – St. Dominic Hospital and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (BCBSMS) announce their partnership to deliver read more »

Number of Opioid Prescriptions Drops in 2017
Posted Sun 05/6/2018 7:48PM

There is a glimmer of hope with regard to the U.S. opioid crisis. In 2017, the number of prescriptions for read more »

MDH Director of Health Protection Helps in U.S. Virgin Islands Recovery
Posted Sun 05/6/2018 7:43PM

JACKSON, Miss. – Jim Craig, Director of Health Protection for the  (MSDH), recently returned from six weeks in the U.S. read more »

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