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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a good as time as any to study up on one of the most-deadly, yet treatable, cancers. Here are five important need-to-knows about colorectal cancer (one that starts in the colon or rectum) and how to up your colon health. 1. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause […]


It used to be the case that when a woman needed treatment for breast cancer, a mastectomy (complete breast removal) was seen as the clear and obvious choice. In many instances, however, a lumpectomy, also known as breast conservation, is also an option for those in the early stages of breast cancer. “Breast cancer surgery […]

Get answers to six frequently asked questions about lice from a real lice expert. Getting head lice is such a common ailment for school-aged kids, it almost seems like a rite of passage. In fact, between 6 and 12 million infestations occur in the U.S. among 3 to 11 year olds each year. But just […]


Preventive maintenance saves you from the disaster of clogged pipes and damaging backups How often do you think about your pipes? Probably not often enough, says Troy Lunceford, the owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Tupelo and Oxford. “It’s not a question of if neglected pipes will start backing up, but when,” she said. “And […]

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The pipes in your household are like your auto, your tools and most mechanical systems in your home: The better you treat them, the better they’ll be to you. There’s a good reason why indoor plumbing is called “running water.” Water moves quickly into our homes when we turn on the faucet, and we expect […]


There are enough things in life to worry about. Whether the pipes in our home are working well should not be one of them. In fact, most of us trust in the health of plumbing sight unseen. We can’t see inside, but we take for granted that drains, pipes and sewer lines will simply work, […]

Celebrate Men’s Health Month the right way – by scheduling a doctor’s appointment. June is Men’s Health Month. There’s never been a better time to turn over a healthy new leaf, encourage your spouse to do so – or both. After all, summer is a great season to begin an exercise regime, load up on […]


Forget shampoo and combs – the AirAllé device is the easiest, fastest and most effective way to treat head lice today. There are tons of ways to combat pesky head lice – shampoos, pesticides, combs – but did you know that hot air is actually one of the most effective treatments available today? Well, not […]

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The word radiology is similar enough to the word radiation to make most people think of mutants with extra heads and nuclear apocalypse. Public fear of radiation is understandable, but ultimately unnecessary. Arm yourself with the facts so you don’t have to fear the unknown. Radiology is not nearly as scary as it sounds. Radiology […]

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Every year, half of all Americans develop a musculoskeletal injury that lasts more than three months, but only 8 percent of those people seek physical therapy to help their recovery. Still fewer patients facing physical challenges, from toddlers to seniors, take advantage of occupational therapy specifically designed to help them master skills for daily living. […]