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Mary Wilkinson

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1. Where are you from originally? Clarksdale, MS 2. Which office are you located in? Clarksdale 3. What is your title? Branch Manager 4. Where and when did you obtain your degree? I obtained my BSN in 1994 and my Master’s Degree in 2006 from Delta State University. 5. How many years of experience do …

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15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

These high-water-content foods are refreshing, filled with nutrients, and naturally low in calories. Read more >

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People Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to Return to Hospital

People who decline home health care services after being discharged from the hospital are far more likely to be re-admitted to the hospital than people who use home health services, according to a recent report from the United Hospital Fund (UHF). Read full article >

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Critical Health Checks for Workers over 50

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Age Well in the Workplace

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One in every 5 American workers is over 65, and by 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the average lifespan increases, people will likely be working beyond the typical retirement age. This means it is critical to stay healthy throughout your life. …

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Spring Allergy Alleviation

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Springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. Mold growth increases due to rain and many plants begin releasing pollen. Likewise, spring-cleaning activities can stir up dust mites. To reduce your allergies, be sure to take the following steps: • Wash your bedding every week in hot water to help keep pollen under control. …

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A Breath of Fresh Air

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Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. The tobacco epidemic is so pervasive that the World Health Organization (WHO) supports World No Tobacco Day, held annually on May 31. This day is meant to “demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of …

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Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

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Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the function of your nerves, heart and muscles. Failing to get enough calcium can stunt children’s growth and can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) …

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Monitor Your Rice Intake to Minimize Arsenic Consumption

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Arsenic, an element from the Earth’s crust that is naturally found in air and water, may not only cause cancer, but can also negatively affect a child’s development and cause problems into adulthood. Inorganic arsenic is the type of arsenic that is associated with adverse health effects and the type of arsenic that is found …

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Phlegm: A Key Player in Fighting Off Illness

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Phlegm is a mucus-like substance produced by your lungs and respiratory system. When you get sick with a cold or a sinus infection, your body will produce more mucus than normal in an attempt to trap and expel the virus or bacteria causing your illness. Depending on your illness, the color and consistency of your …

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