Southern Remedies host to help at Community Health Fair set for Feb. 28


DeShazo, Richard .jpg__320x448_q85You’ve heard his great advice on Mississippi Public Radio’s Southern Remedies, but on Feb. 28, Dr. Rick deShazo will be in Columbus for the Team HOPE Community Health Fair.

DeShazo and his team of University of Mississippi Medical Center staff and medical students will be on hand for the Community Health Fair, set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Columbus’ First United Methodist Church Family Life Center (located at 502 Main Street in Columbus – enter at the 6th Street North entrance).

The free event will have screenings for glucose, blood pressure and body mass index, along with other informative health topics. Informational tables for churches interested in starting a health-related ministry will also be part of the event. The community and area churches are invited to attend.

DeShazo said he hopes that people who attend this free health fair screening will come to understand that “the majority of chronic illnesses that have led to Mississippi’s health crisis are preventable.”

“Knowing your health numbers and having access to health care improves the length and quality of life,” deShazo said. Continue reading

Starkville District UMC launches TEAM HOPE


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   One-third of Jesus’ earthly ministry dealt with health and wellness, the holistic healing of mind, body, spirit, relationships, etc.
    With a Biblical mandate to follow Christ, healthcare has always been a major emphasis in missions worldwide. And while missionaries around the world deal with health crisis, few churches are working to deal with the health crisis in the United States.
   The United Methodist Church is working to change that on a state and local level.
   Starkville District Superintendent Dr. Embra Jackson said health and wellness has always played an important role, but is now developing into a major emphasis with the creation of the new TEAM HOPE, a healthcare advocacy team designed to promote health and wellness within the eight counties comprising the Starkville District.
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