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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

 

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
Title: Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
Title: Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
Title: FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
Title: Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier
Title: Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Title: Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, July 26, 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

Meridian's Dulaney crowned Miss Hospitality - Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American

Meridian's Dulaney crowned Miss Hospitality
Hattiesburg American
As she stood in a sea of new friends, family and well-wishers, Meridian's Miss Hospitality Bonnie Blue Dulaney took a moment to let the news sink in: She is Mississippi's new Miss Hospitality. With her new crown and title, Dulaney said she's excited to ...

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 12:39 am CDT

Simply Saintsational: Coast, Magnolia State cheer on Saints - SunHerald.com

SunHerald.com

Simply Saintsational: Coast, Magnolia State cheer on Saints
SunHerald.com
All nine of the Mississippi women want to run their own business -- be that as a CPA, or wanting to work in family practice medicine, or creating their own performing arts schools or working in pharmaceutical sales, or in marketing. "It is a great ...

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:28 pm CDT