Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.

A year and a half ago, Norma Langston decided enough was enough and began to make her health a priority for the right reasons. Facing several health complications and a family history riddled with heart disease and early death, she finally committed to a healthier lifestyle. Starting with small steps and a supportive community, Norma … Continue reading “Norma Langston: What it takes to lose 100+ pounds.”

Learn to make vegetables taste good.

March is National Nutrition Month created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an educational campaign to help consumers make informed food decisions. Fiona Lewis, DrPH, RDN, LDN with the Department of Preventive Medicine at UMMC and Mississippi American Heart Association Spokesperson joined Rebecca Turner, a registered dietitian, to share healthy tips. In addition to … Continue reading “Learn to make vegetables taste good.”

Mississippi and Hypertension

According to Mississippi’s State Department of Health reports, more than 700,000 Mississippi adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), and thousands more of you may be at risk. High blood pressure is considered a silent killer, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. The good news is it is preventable, and well managed … Continue reading “Mississippi and Hypertension”