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    Preeclampsia among biggest threats to pregnant women

    The condition called preeclampsia ranks as the second-leading cause of maternal deaths behind excessive bleeding. Preeclampsia is a complicated syndrome of uncertain cause, affecting up to 10 percent of all pregnancies. If not treated urgently, the condition can progress to eclampsia, with severe hypertension that can lead to seizures, stroke or death. The condition affects […]

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    Angela Renee Singletary

    BEFORE MY TRANSFORMATION Before my transformation, I was always so tired. I felt like I was going to doze off around 2 p.m. each day. I was very uncomfortable in my skin, both physically and mentally. I naturally was self-conscious as a person with dwarfism. Adding obesity made things 10 times worse. I had back […]

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    Queen of the pixie cut

    In 2007, Julia Shivonna Green launched LaBella’s Salon in Gulfport with a hope and a prayer. “Initially my ex-coworkers and neighbors were my only clientele,” recalls Shivonna Green – who found herself at a disadvantage not being from the area. “Oftentimes, I provided free services for advertising purposes, which did generate clientele.” Shivonna Green graduated […]

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    Facing death, embracing life

    Ginger Duease is grateful to be alive. On April 8, 2018, the teacher, coach and Gulfport resident was walking out the door, bound for the gym, when she felt dizzy and her eyesight went blurry. She assumed she simply was tired after returning from vacation the night before — until she fell to the floor. […]

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