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Microbiome – Your Best Friend

Microbiome. It is the new catch phrase, the talk of the town. Some people refer to it as gut bugs,  but that is not entirely correct because it’s not just gut bugs, it is an entire community of  microscopic organisms that live on and in our body, protecting us from...

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May is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month!!

I have been doing osteoporosis screening and education for many years. Once again it is the month to focus on prevention of osteoporosis. As I began to write this article, I began to review the statements produced by the national organizations focused on this...

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Lucille Bridges: Hero of School Desegregation

Lucille Commadore was born in Tylertown, Miss., on Aug. 12, 1934. Her parents, Curtis and Amy Commadore, were sharecroppers, and her mother worked as a housekeeper.  Lucille stopped attending school after the eighth grade so she could help them in the fields. In 1953,...

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Osteoporosis Won’t Wait For COVID-19

Are you one of the many women across the country who is delaying health screenings due to the threat of COVID-19? Bone density screening may be one of those tests that seems insignificant during this challenging time. Osteoporosis is a condition that does not manifest...

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World Osteoporosis Day October 20

You may not have been aware that October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. What does this have to do with you?  You might be one of the 10 million Americans who have osteoporosis or one of another 44 million individuals with low bone density.  Both conditions increase...

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The Realities of Human Trafficking

“There’s someone here!  Oh my God! They got Amanda!” It is every parent’s nightmare—their child snatched by kidnappers while they are powerless to stop them. It was also the plot of 2008’s Hollywood thriller, Taken. Brian Mills, played by Liam Neeson, listened...

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