Health/Wellness

YMCA Offers Parkinson’s Fitness Class

Beginning May 17, the YMCA, along with Encore Rehabilitation and Singing River Health System, will be offering a specialized group fitness class for anyone with Parkinson’s.  The class will be held every Thursday from 2:00-2:45 pm at the YMCA in Group Fitness...

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YMCA Offers Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

The Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA has expanded its mission to include chronic disease prevention and management. We are launching several programs to help reduce and manage health needs in our community including diabetes, hypertension, youth obesity, and Parkinson’s...

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day to be held on April 28th

The Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA is holding a free community event, in conjunction with the Junior Auxillary of Biloxi/Ocean Springs, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active all summer long. Healthy Kids Day® is the YMCA’s national initiative to...

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YMCA to Hold Annual Special Olympics Aquatic Events

Approximately 55 athletes from programs in Jackson, George and Greene counties, accompanied by their coaches and cheered on by friends and family, will compete in a variety of water sports, including assisted and unassisted swims, pool walks, 25 and 50 meter swims in...

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Business of the Week: Marina Cottage Soap Company

Marina Cottage Soap Co. began in Ocean Springs, MS in 2012. It all started with Vanessa, who is a Registered Nurse. She created products for those with eczema and other sensitive skin issues out of necessity, in her own kitchen. That passion has created over 100...

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The Healing Power of Chickens

Therapy can look very different for some people. The ailments we battle in this life can very just as widely as the remedies we employ to combat them. It really doesn’t matter what method we used to cope with life as long as it is healthy, and productive. Doris...

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Local Rocker Rocking Sobriety

One of the biggest topics in our country today is addiction. It seems that every day a new story is coming out about opioid abuse, alcoholism, and many other types of addiction. It is very important that we talk about these things, but i think we fail to highlight...

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