I usually try to focus on pleasant topics for my “Message,” but sometimes it’s more important to give attention to a subject that is so tragic, we don’t want think about it until it’s too late. The truth is, more than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of these cases involved a parent, grandparent or childcare worker who unknowingly left Read more »
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May 18, 2019
Standing up to Bullies

Standing up to Bullies

By Lana Turnbull Everywhere we turn there is another news story about the rise in bullying in our schools and online. The problem has gotten so bad that last year, one-third of middle school and high school students said they were bullied. And while the increased incidence of bullying among older students 12 – 18 is more pronounced, elementary school students are certainly not immune to it. We tell our kids to Read more »
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March 11, 2019
WHY AND HOW TO… Warm Up and Cool Down

WHY AND HOW TO… Warm Up and Cool Down

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist Even if you don’t always take the time to properly warm up before a workout and cool down after you are finished, you probably know that you should. Here’s why warming up and cooling down are so important and how you can effectively prepare for and recover from your workouts in just a few minutes. Why Warm Up? The main purpose Read more »
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March 11, 2019
Exercising with Arthritis

Exercising with Arthritis

It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. The trouble is, when your joints are stiff and painful, it’s really hard to get motivated and even harder to get moving and exercise through the pain. Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints. If you have arthritis, the Read more »
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March 11, 2019
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Families First Joins “Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi” to Reduce Teen Pregnancies
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JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the read more »

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Jackson, Miss. – According to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Group survey,  has earned an “A” rating for the second survey read more »

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