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Navigating Affordable Health Care Solutions for Mississippi Municipalities

The Mississippi Municipal League is sponsoring a unique health care partnership to bring affordable health insurance and access to better health care for Mississippi municipalities and their communities, particularly smaller communities in underserved areas of the State. The new program has three parts: First, affordable health insurance through Ambetter from

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Improving Health Requires Building Trust

By Marshall J. Bouldin, IV, M.D. Mississippi has many claims to fame. Until now, access to high-quality, affordable health care has not been among them. Our state is known far and wide for music and books, hospitality and beauty. Mississippians look after one another, doing whatever it takes to care

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The Many Ways to Live With and Manage Diabetes

Lifestyle modifications and medications allow patients to live long, fulfilling lives. Author: David Hopper,   Diabetes is a chronic disease that alters how your body processes sugar (glucose). The body converts a large portion of the food we eat into glucose for energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas,

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Be on the Lookout for These Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

These are the indicators of what could become a lifelong chronic health condition. Author: David Hopper, Diabetes is a chronic health condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Glucose—the body’s primary energy source—comes from the foods we eat. When your glucose increases, the pancreas gets a

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You Need to Be Aware of the Causes and Risk Factors of Diabetes

There are key differences between types 1 and 2 of this life-changing, chronic health condition. Author: David Hopper, A person’s primary energy source is blood glucose, which is obtained from food. The hormone insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, aids the passage of circulatory glucose from food into body

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