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2014-04-02 12:26:22

The Leading Internet Listing Service Expands in the Region With Entry Into the Jackson, Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg and Starkville/Columbus Markets ATLANTA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment Finder, the #1 go-to resource for apartment shoppers, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Apartment Guide, LLC in Mississippi. The deal, which includes Greater Jackson Apartment Guide, Mississippi Gulf Coast Apartment & Condominium Guide, Hattiesburg Apartment Guide and...

2014-03-31 23:31:07

National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates 25 years of cycling in South Texas for multiple sclerosis with special $25 registration fee for Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is excited to announce that registration for the Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B, will open April 4 with a special registration fee of $25 through April 11 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

2014-03-29 12:20:17

Pine Belt area football coach Scott Tucker announces private coaching sessions. HATTIESBURG, Miss., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this week local high school football coach Scott Tucker announced private coaching sessions for Mississippi youth athletes in the Pine Belt region. As a respected coach in the region, Tucker is expected to have his pick of the Mississippi's top talent for his private coaching. "In the South, football is a part of our way of life," says...

2014-03-28 12:28:04

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced today that the Mississippi State Board of Education adopted Renaissance Learning's K-3 assessment system. This integrated assessment system will include: a universal screener and diagnostic assessment, kindergarten readiness assessment tool, and a third-grade reading summative assessment....

2014-03-27 23:31:43

Artist Jake Fernandez -- Performance Installation: "For All to See: The Studio as Solitary Confinement" Maitland, Florida (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Artist Jake Fernandez has voluntarily entered a small windowless cell for seven days and 16 hours to experience the effects of limited sensory deprivation. He has no human contact, no clock, phone, television, radio, internet, music, or books; only silence and his own imagination. Fernandez calls it "Seven Days and 16 Hours in...

2014-03-27 23:29:36

A New Markets Tax Credit loan to a small hospital in rural Mississippi will support quality jobs and access to local healthcare for people with few options for medical services. Centreville, MS (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Through the U.S. Treasury’s New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC), Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), Trustmark National Bank, Southern Community Capital, LLC (a subsidiary of Trustmark National Bank), Community Hospitality Healthcare Services, LLC (CHHS), and U.S. Bank...

2014-03-27 08:33:54

What do dietary salt, adult stem cells and gut bacteria have in common? They are among the new leads being explored to move us closer to a world free of MS NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed another $29 million to support an expected 83 new MS research projects and training awards. These are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the...

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms May Be Treated With Medical Marijuana: AAN
2014-03-25 07:24:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released a new guideline this week that suggests there is little evidence to back up claims that most complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies effectively treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. However, one particular type of CAM therapy may help relieve symptoms of spasticity, pain associated with spasticity and frequent urination in patients with MS, said the AAN in its new...

2014-03-19 23:31:09

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, located in Hattiesburg, MS, welcomes Russell Rainey to its Legacy Program. Rainey is the Director of Legacy, which specializes in identifying and healing substance abuse issues in older adults, starting at age 60. Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, an extension of Forrest General Hospital, is proud to announce the addition of Russell Rainey, MS, LPC, to the...

Multiple Sclerosis May Benefit From Statins
2014-03-19 10:09:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At first, multiple sclerosis is recognized by sporadic neurological symptoms – a condition called relapsing-remitting MS. Within a decade or so, greater than 50 percent of patients acquire secondary progressive MS, a continuous deterioration of symptoms and boost in disability. Currently, there are no approved drugs for treating this later stage of the disease. However, a newly published study in the UK medical journal The Lancet has...

Latest Mississippi Reference Libraries

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

De Soto National Forest
2013-12-24 12:01:36

The De Soto National Forest is 518,587 acres of pine forest in southern Mississippi. It’s one of the most significant protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America. It is a nationally significant site for the protection of longleaf pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine forests. More than 90 percent of this ecosystem type has been lost within the United States. The wet pine savannas support uncommon and endangered plant and animal...

2012-06-14 09:35:50

Symbol: SPMI9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum mississippiense R.E....

2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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