Sunday, January 21, 2018

Signs of Diabetes in Children

Now with summer cookouts and children’s parties in full swing, colas and ice cream can make up a big portion of a child’s diet. The children eat until they’re sick, but the medical problems they might develop go way beyond a tummy ache. Diabetes is the most common disease caused by obesity in children, and affects many aspects of health.

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On Puppy Breath and Lessons Learned

Our family has always had outside dogs. We play with them when we go into the yard, and try to give them plenty of love and attention. We also have cats in the house that might allow us to love on them … if we are lucky. But my son and I have always wanted a dog to love and snuggle with indoors.

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The Gulf Coast Community Action Agency Needs Your Help

This year, the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. is reaching out to all of our friends, supporters and community members, to request your support in the form of a monetary donation. The Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Mississippi in August of 1969. For 45 years the agency has provided critical services to children and families across our service areas of Harrison, Hancock, George, Greene and Stone counties.

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Go Down to the Seas Again: Meet the Creatures of the Gulf

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely seas and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by ...

--John Masefield (1878-1967)

 

When you visit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, your experience will be as if you went down to the seas of the world and captured the grand scope of John Masefield’s poem, “Sea Fever.”

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From “Frozen” to “Ninja Turtles”: Characters Come Alive

When many parents were themselves children, whether it was back in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s, birthday parties were often simpler affairs than they are today. In fact, for parents or grandparents who grew up in the 1970s, it was normal for a birthday celebration to consist of nothing more than a homemade cake and a few gifts from just two or three neighborhood kids. There were no fancy jump houses, water slides, or mobile video gaming back then -- the fanciest of parties took place at a skating rink or bowling alley. Often, only children from wealthy families could afford extensive themes or characters, which were usually limited to clowns or magicians.

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