Mental illness in children: Know the signs

Mental illness in children: Know the signs

Mental illness in children can be hard for parents to identify. As a result, many children who could benefit from treatment don’t get the help they need. Understand the warning signs of mental illness in children and how you can help your child cope. Why is it...
Top 5 Things You Should Know About Measles

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Measles

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical GroupJackson, MS Measles is a preventable viral illness. Measles is a virus that causes a grouping of symptoms that usually starts with fever, cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis (or red eyes), followed by rash in many...
How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Child’s Diet: AAP Tips

How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Child’s Diet: AAP Tips

On average, sugar makes up 17% of what children consume each day. That’s a lot of sugar―and half of that comes from drinks with added sugar! What’s Added Sugar?  Many foods or beverages have extra sugar and syrups added to them when they are processed...
Heat Related Illness in Children and Adolescents

Heat Related Illness in Children and Adolescents

As Spring approaches in Mississippi, warmer temperatures are just around the corner. With the extreme heat and humidity of Mississippi summers, it is important to recognize and treat heat related illness in children, as well as prevent it from the start. Children...
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