Planning a Star-Spangled Celebration?

Planning a Star-Spangled Celebration?

Keep your focus on safety and prevent fireworks-related eye injuries. Independence Day celebrations are an American tradition. After all, what’s more American than family cookouts and fireworks to ring in the 4th of July holiday? But along with the fun and pageantry of the celebration come dangerous risks if safety isn’t top of mind when it’s time to light up the sky with the star-spangled brilliance of fireworks. Nearly 10,000 injuries each Read more »
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July 07, 2019
Seniors and Extreme Heat: A Dangerous Combination

Seniors and Extreme Heat: A Dangerous Combination

As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significantly greater risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion. Each year nearly 600 Americans die Read more »
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July 07, 2019
The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden

According to the American Psychological Association’s most recent “Stress in America” survey, released in October of 2018, every age group studied, from Gen Zers to Baby Boomers reported feeling more stressed out and anxious than ever before. Stress is everywhere – at work, at home, on TV, at school, in social situations. We are also busier than ever before, and the more we try to pack into every 24 hours, Read more »
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July 07, 2019
Songs of America:  Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation

By John Meacham and Tim McGraw Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music – by the lyrics, performers, and instruments that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. In Songs of America Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw take readers Read more »
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July 07, 2019
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in the news Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run Scores Record Participation
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RIDGELAND, Miss – Following the biggest year of participation ever in Central Mississippi, the Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile read more »

Commemorative Bike Ride Aims to Raise Social Awareness
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Civil Rides is a 3-day bicycle ride, beginning April 4, 2018 at the steps of the National Civil Rights Museum read more »

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