From the first issue of Well-Being, the staff and I wanted this publication to offer something different. We wanted to share with our readers the good news about healthcare in Mississippi. We all know the bad news – among the first in rates of diabetes and heart disease, stroke and cancer just to mention a few. It might be easy to believe that the state is completely lacking in medical resources, advanced technologies and access to quality healthcare. That is the myth we created Well-Being, to dispel. The truth is, while Mississippi still has a long way to go to be considered the healthiest state, so much progress has been made, and there are so many amazing resources available to help Mississippians who want to adopt healthier lifestyles. Telling that story is what we are all about.
As we were putting this issue together, we looked back over all the topics we have covered since our first issue in the summer of 2010 and realized we haven’t given nearly enough credit to some very special partners. Those who help us make the information we provide, current, accurate and meaningful – the physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals, and other healthcare providers who work with us each issue. We dedicate this issue to them and want to thank them for their collaboration, their expertise and their willingness to talk to us about timely health and wellness issues. They are what make Well-Being, different. They help us to offer credible information that our readers can trust.
In this and upcoming issues, we will continue to reach out to the specialists in our community, and communities throughout the state, about crucial health and wellness topics that concern all of us. As always, we’ll look for the latest news and information to convey what impacts our readers of all ages, from young individuals and families, all the way to Baby Boomers and their parents. And we will be on the look out for stories of hope and triumph experienced all across the state, as more Mississippians find the resources and expertise they need to find their way to better health, and more fulfilling lives.
We invite health and wellness professionals from all aspects of the healthcare industry to reach out to us and to let us know about cutting edge technologies and new breakthroughs that are changing lives here in Mississippi. We invite you to partner with us to share the good news about what is happening in our state. To those who have already helped Well-Being in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of fellow Mississippians, we offer our heartfelt appreciation. Thanks partners! We couldn’t do it without you.