Opioid Abuse & Addiction: Is Your Family at Risk?

Opioid Abuse & Addiction: Is Your Family at Risk?

Your teen is scheduled for wisdom tooth extraction, your husband has a herniated disc, you and your doctor are weighing the pros and cons of a robotic hysterectomy. These are just a few of the seemingly endless number of reasons a person can legitimately be prescribed an opioid medication for pain. So what do you need to know about your options for pain relief and the potential risks and dangers Read more »
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May 13, 2017
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
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JACKSON, Miss. – In 2016, with support and assistance from The Franklin Institute, the Mississippi Children’s Museum piloted the first read more »

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JACKSON, Miss. – The 35th annual WellsFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park next to read more »

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Dr. Phillip Ley’s clinic, located at 1020 N. Flowood Drive, in Flowood, will be open on designated Saturdays throughout the read more »

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