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MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals.


 
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage | Baptist Health Systems, rural hospitals
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage

Critical access facility also consolidates rural clinics

A new replacement hospital in a small community 30 miles east of Canton aims to maximize limited medical resources for the benefit of the rural population.


 
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers | Dr. Land Renfroe, Dr. Jeff Clark, InterStim®, Medtronic, Dr. Chuck Secrest
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers

Oxford physician leads region in InterStim procedures; the ‘go-to’ guy for urologists

OXFORD—When InterStim® therapy was FDA-approved in March 2011 for treating patients with fecal incontinence (FI) – 14 years after the federal agency approved it for use on overactive bladders (OAB) – only a scant number of specialty-trained urologists around the country began offering the innovative sacral neuromodulation therapy for bladder and bowel control.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD |  Hattiesburg Clinic, dermatology
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD

When William Waller III, MD, chose to enter medical school, it was a clear diversion from the path that had earned his family a place in Mississippi history.


 
MARKETING FOCUS

Personalized Messaging | Healthcare Marketing, Chris Bevolo, Target Marketing, Target Audience, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, ReviveHealth, Interval Health, Joe Public
Personalized Messaging

A marketing manifesto

With better understanding of the human genome, physicians and researchers have opened up exciting new lines of personalized medicine where providers deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and tailor treatments to fit a patient’s unique needs.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer | Cancer, Oncology, Cancer Death Rates, Mortality Rates, American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, Lung Cancer, Breast, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Margaret Foti, Julie Fleshman, John Seffrin, Precision Medicine Initiative
By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer

Death rates down, more work awaits

As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

March 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Title: COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Title: More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Title: CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Title: Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Title: Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Title: Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT


UMMC future: health care, economic driver - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger

UMMC future: health care, economic driver
Jackson Clarion Ledger
"There remains a desperate need in rural Mississippi for more physicians, especially family physicians, pediatricians, internists and general surgeons," said Dr. Luke Lampton, chairman of the state Board of Health and a family physician in Magnolia ...

Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:06 pm CDT

10 Women of Spirit - Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery Advertiser

10 Women of Spirit
Montgomery Advertiser
"Everyone in my family is in medicine in one way or another. I thought I would do that. I thought I would help people through medicine." Woodland UMC ... She also completed the Global Leadership in Health Care Program at the University of Michigan, and ...

Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:32 pm CDT

Lending a hand to animal friends - Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American

Lending a hand to animal friends
Hattiesburg American
"And when I say family, I mean work family and home family. "We've got a ... She attended Mississippi State University , where she volunteered at a Starkville animal shelter while working toward her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She arrived in ...

Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:47 pm CDT