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    Leading the way

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Beating breast cancer one screening at a time Radiologist says we’re making headway against disease Dr. Lisa Smith has an urgent message for women everywhere: Mammograms save lives. “Breast imaging is very important, and I truly consider it a privilege doing what I love,” says the radiologist — a partner […]

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    Overcoming postpartum depression

    Katherine Strickland experienced post-partum depression as long days of feeling numb. “When I did feel emotion, it was extreme,” recalls the Gulfport resident, who is now a mother of two girls, 3-year-old Brailynn and 4-month-old Brooklynn. After delivering Brailynn, “I would look at my baby girl, and my heart would explode with love,” Strickland recalls, […]

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    Nurse practitioners

    By Gary Porter What’s a nurse practitioner, or NP? Many people don’t understand what these skilled professionals do, or how they are different from other health care providers. ’60-80 percent of primary and preventive care can be performed by a nurse practitioner.’ The basic answer: A nurse practitioner is an advanced-practice registered nurse who has […]

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    Abby and Shane’s Transformation Story

    BEFORE OUR TRANSFORMATION Shane and I have always been overweight. We have struggled through years of keto, intermittent fasting, calorie counting, macro counting, etc. We have lost weight, then gained it back plus more. Together, we were at our heaviest in January. Our reason for changing our lifestyle was our children. Our boys, Ben (5) […]

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    Flexing your mental muscle

    Think about the strongest people you know. Against all odds, they focus on getting up and getting better. They do not stay down, but crawl, push and rise from the valley to the peak. Despite the hand they were dealt, they express gratitude for what they have rather than focus on everything they’ve lost. They […]

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    The benefits of a health microbiome

    The human body is host to around 100 trillion microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses and other single-cell organisms). The biggest population of these microbes reside in our gut, weighing in at around 4 pounds. This microbiome has profound effects on our health, so much so that it has been referred to as our ‘hidden organ.” It […]

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    Spilling her secrets: Joyce Philippe

    Joyce Philippe is a journalist with a passion for telling stories that inform and inspire others. During her time as a reporter with WLOX, she’s dived into her geeky side as she developed a love for technology and business developments on the Coast. To stay sharp and camera ready, Philippe relies on a combination of […]

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