Hot Cocoa: a cozy cup of goodness

Hot Cocoa: a cozy cup of goodness

Long (we’re talking millennia) before we thought of hot cocoa as something to get from a mix in a packet, Mayans were sipping a chocolate drink (albeit cold, not hot), while they created written languages, developed their own calendar and fought off European explorers. Imagine the buzz on the continent when returning conquistadores introduced Europeans to sweetened warm versions of the Mayan’s elixir for the first time in the 16th Read more »
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November 05, 2015
The Skinny on Recovery Drinks

The Skinny on Recovery Drinks

Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist It used to be that just plain everyday water was the preferred after-exercise drink. But, these days you’re likely to find that recreational and competitive athletes of all ages consume specialized recovery drinks after games or training sessions. These drinks and shakes have become part of a post-workout routine recommended by coaches and personal trainers. Most recovery beverages contain some combination of carbohydrates, Read more »
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September 03, 2015
Pumpkins… More than meets the eye

Pumpkins… More than meets the eye

Pumpkins. They are the harbinger of fall. The season hasn’t officially arrived until we see piles of pumpkins for sale at the produce stand or grocery store, or visit a local pumpkin patch to pick our own. We carve them. We paint them, We stack them and arrange them with hay bales and corn stalks. And then we enjoy them in a pie with a scoop of ice cream for Read more »
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September 03, 2015
The Milk of Human Kindness

The Milk of Human Kindness

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi is banking on the generosity of lactating mothers, and the time, talents and financial support of volunteers to provide life-saving mothers’ milk for infants in need. Unless you have been directly involved with a family member or friend who has given birth to a premature or special needs infant who needed human breast milk to survive, recover and thrive, you might not be aware that Read more »
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September 03, 2015
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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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