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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...

2014-03-18 12:31:24

Patients Rapidly Shifting to New Oral Therapies PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Union, LLC announced today on its website http://multiplesclerosis.net the topline results from its "2014 MS in America" survey of over 5,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. This survey is one of the largest of its kind ever conducted. Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment Gap Even though scientific evidence[i] shows that early treatment can reduce the risk of disease progression,...

2014-03-18 08:29:03

For MS Awareness Month, MSAA Launches Effort to Get More People with MS in the Pool CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), through a collaborative partnership with Genzyme, a Sanofi company, is proud to announce the stories from three individuals in the MS community who describe how swimming has helped manage their MS symptoms and improve their overall well-being. Today, MSAA...

2014-03-14 16:22:19

GULFPORT, Miss., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Island View Casino Resort will offer a smokin' good time this spring with 'Que at the View. The outdoor event will feature a festival of food, drinks, live entertainment and the Mississippi Gulf Coast's first Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition. Representing the Mississippi championship for KCBS, 'Que at the View will be held on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 on the grounds of Island View, located in Gulfport,...

2014-03-13 12:31:11

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Mississippi will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...


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....

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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,...

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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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  • To talk saucily.
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