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Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Decreasing Stroke Risk | Dr. Jim Stone, Patrick Clemens, Marsha Jones, North Mississippi Medical Center, NMMC, Boston Scientific, Atritech, Watchman, LAA.
Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients nationwide to receive Watchman®, an investigational device to prevent strokes in people with irregular heartbeats, his at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC).


 
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast

Singing River Health System initiates Patient Care Connect

A $50 million grant awarded to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System in late 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services brings a new level of cancer care to the Mississippi coast’s Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.


 
Drive is on for Enrollees to COPD Research Network

It’s time to clear the air about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For the first time, the COPD Foundation gathered state-specific data that reveals Mississippi has one of the highest rates of COPD in America, with 7.9 percent of residents having COPD.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD | Pediatrics, NICU, Forrest General Hospital
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD

It’s a phenomenon Randy Henderson, MD, has witnessed time and again: The power of a mother’s touch to help the tiniest baby grow and thrive.


 
DIABETES FOCUS

Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?


 
ICD-10 FOCUS

AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay | ICD-10, Coding & Billing, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA, American Medical Association, CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ICD-10 Implementation
AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay

The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

April 2014

 

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Title: Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Title: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Title: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Southbridge officials missing from action - Worcester Telegram

Southbridge officials missing from action
Worcester Telegram
Ms. Peloquin was arrested Jan. 22 on two counts of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after police were called to her home to help get her medical attention for what they feared was a mental breakdown. She allegedly said she had been ...

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:12 am CDT

Cannabis: the fiber of Japan - The Japan Times

Cannabis: the fiber of Japan
The Japan Times
As a comparison, the University of Mississippi's Marijuana Potency Monitoring Project revealed that average THC levels in marijuana seized by U.S. police in the 1970s were only around 1.5 percent. Nor are Japanese people averse to taking advantage of ...

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:14 am CDT

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia - Los Angeles Times

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia
Los Angeles Times
Students, friends and family line up to sign a poster memorializing Dorsey High student Jennifer Bonilla, one of the five students killed in last week's bus crash in Orland, Calif. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times ..... Sibolangit ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 8:05 pm CDT