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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session. ...Read More



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New Laws Taking Effect July 1 |  Gov. Phil Bryant, Tim Moore, Mississippi Hospital Association, 2014 Mississippi Legislature.
New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session.


 
Balancing a Fruitful Plate | Tim Moore, Humana, Magnolia, United Healthcare, UMMC, Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature.
Balancing a Fruitful Plate

Tim Moore brings fresh energy to role as state’s lead hospital advocate

MADISON—Tim Moore is constantly firing on all cylinders, with an energy that moves seamlessly from one controversial issue to another concerning Mississippi hospitals.


 
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, has announced he will step down from his role at the end of the next academic year, June 30, 2015. Keeton has served in the position since July 2009, the first six months on an interim basis.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD | University of Mississippi Medical Center, cardiac electrophysiology, pacemaker, defibrillator
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD

From the young patient with an abnormal heart rhythm to an older one needing a pacemaker, it’s the diversity of patients and procedures that keeps Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD, engaged.


 
HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOCUS

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
PEDIATRICS HEALTH FOCUS

Grade: Needs Improvement
Grade: Needs Improvement

Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity

Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.

The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

July 2014

 

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise
Title: Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Title: Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Title: Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court
Title: Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
Title: Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows
Title: Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents - Rome News-Tribune

Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents
Rome News-Tribune
He earned his medical doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and the ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:56 pm CDT

Public invited to Saturday ceremony honoring one of Jackson County's first ... - Mississippi Press (blog)

Public invited to Saturday ceremony honoring one of Jackson County's first ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Pascagoula city leaders are inviting the public to honor the legacy of Dr. Reuben Peter Morris, one of Jackson County's first black physicians, during a street dedication ceremony this Saturday. It will take place at 10 a.m ...

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Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:34 pm CDT

What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 24) - SunHerald.com

What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 24)
SunHerald.com
Benefit Abbygale Upton family. Details: 217-0142 or 218-4749. Coffee fellowship: 2 p.m., Handsboro United Methodist Church, 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Speaker: Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King. Details: 896-7264. Health seminar ...

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Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:52 pm CDT