Slow-cooking for the fast-paced family

Slow-cooking for the fast-paced family

By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD More than a decade of research proves that spending time gathered at the kitchen table is a valuable way to strengthen family bonds. Research shows that children who eat family meals get more fruits and vegetables and less saturated fat. They also weigh less. Furthermore, the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use Read more »
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February 22, 2012
Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

by Victoria Locke If your parents directed you to “go play outside in the fresh air and sunshine, and soak up some vitamin D,” they were indeed giving you wise advice. We humans need ten to fifteen minutes of sun exposure (with a UV index of 3 or greater), at least twice a week (on the face, arms, hands, or back without sunscreen) to absorb enough vitamin D from the sun Read more »
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February 22, 2012

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in the news Merit Health Central Reopens Cancer Boutique
Posted Mon 09/5/2016 2:23PM

Merit Health Central reopened its Cancer Boutique this summer, during the week of Cancer Survivor’s Day. All items are free read more »

Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
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Determining when to start breast cancer screening and how often to be screened, continues to be a source of confusion read more »

MHSAA Guidelines Presented at Student-Athlete Health Forum
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At a UMCC Student-Athlete Health Forum and the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents’ meetings, held this spring, leaders in concussion read more »

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