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    Terra Griffin’s story

    WHY I DID THIS Before my transformation, I saw a picture of myself when I was at a football game with my friends from college on Sept. 9, 2017. I was absolutely mortified, as I did not realize how big I was. I knew I’d gained weight, but I was unaware of the magnitude of […]

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    Gulfport rehab hospital puts patients on path to recovery

    For those who have suffered a serious illness or injury, the hardest part often is getting back to normal. As the only inpatient rehabilitation facility in Harrison and Hancock counties, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, accepts patients from throughout the Coast and as far north as Hattiesburg. The hospital’s […]

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    How to avoid holiday weight gain

    The holidays are upon us, and ‘tis the season to enjoy family and friends — which often involves food and drink. Research shows that as much as 75 percent of someone’s annual weight gain occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The average person gains one to two pounds during this time, and the majority of […]

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    Broken heart, good as new

    I was supposed to go home. Even in my drug-induced haze, I knew that much. Instead, as I awoke from a heart catheter procedure at Ocean Springs Hospital, a surgeon was standing over me; we recognized each other. “Jen, it’s Dr. (Jason) Williams,” he said through his face mask, reminding me that we’d once had […]

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    Spilling Her Secret: Tristan Whorton

    Tristan Whorton, 22, is a model, buyer and social media associate for Bella Rose Boutique. She also is a fashion influencer who works with LIKEtoKNOW.it (TRISTANMICHELLE) and shares fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips on her blog at www.xoxotristan.com and her Instagram account (xoxotristanmichelle). Whorton says fashion is her passion, and she hopes to inspire beautiful […]

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