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Our True Mental States

So 18.1 percent of the total U.S. population has a mental illness, and 50 percent of adults are likely to experience some type of mental illness in their lifetime. And ...

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STDs: What You Need to Know

As a primary-care physician, I am commissioned to give advice to adolescents and adults about sexual activity. My core advice is to wait until marriage.

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Cycling for a Cure

Lori Newcomb was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer in 2013. She says that while stage III is pretty far along to be diagnosed, it is not uncommon among ovarian-cancer ...

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Nine Rules of Brain-Healthy Eating

Over the years, neuroscientist and brain-imaging expert Dr. Daniel Amen has refined nine rules of brain-healthy eating.

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Giving Hope With Hats and Wigs

Just a little ways from the entrance to the Cancer Center at Merit Health Central in Jackson is the Magnolia Garden, a boutique that gives cancer patients a chance to ...

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Why You Should Report Sports Injuries

Underreporting sports injuries can lead to athletes' injuries worsening.

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Plan Your Meals

For many people, part of eating healthy means doing a lot of planning, which can seem daunting. Luckily, many apps on the market can help. Here are a few.

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Look to Hattiesburg

Jackson is far from perfect, but it’s at least a city that knows things needs to change—and for the most part, it seems to want to.

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On Depression and Suicide

Living in a way in which I'm intending to solve my problems instead of succumbing to them puts me in a position to actually affect a positive turnout to the ...

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Hiking and Walking Trails

If you eat right and exercise, the Freshman 15 won't be a problem. Luckily, the Jackson metro area has a few places to walk and hike, so you can get ...

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Help Students Lower Stress

The pressures of school and the associated social life can feel overwhelming to students. I advise parents to spend time with their children, and talk and listen to them.

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Biking a Different Path

Riders line up at the top of the Magnolia Ridge BMX course and wait for the gate to drop. As soon as the gate drops, the riders fly down the ...

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Hidden Super Foods

We've been hearing a lot about the wonders of coconut oil, but there's a truckload of other great foods right under our noses that deliver just as much—or more—nutrition as ...

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Stressed Out

Whether from relationships or other sources, stress can cause physical and mental complications that become medically significant.


Life After Retirement

Take some time to evaluate your loved ones’ outlook on retirement, aside from the financial aspect.