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Program helps students pursue medical careers

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University. The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU…

IRS delays millions of refunds

From press reports As many as 15 million taxpayers could have their refunds delayed until as late as February 27 this year, but there are a few tips and tools any taxpayer can use to track their refund and make…

MSU Extension programs address obesity problem

By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — Recent data suggests Mississippians are learning that more is not always better when it comes to body weight. The adult obesity rate has been increasing in the state…

Nutrition, exercise help moms deliver healthy babies

By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service   Proper nutrition, physical activity and food safety precautions can help pregnant women deliver healthy babies. Niti Puri, a dietetic intern in the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and…

Fathers still can bond with breastfed babies

By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — The choice to breastfeed babies does not remove fathers from nurturing duties that create strong bonds with their children. Hannah Lambey, a dietetic intern with the Mississippi State…