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Tackling Health Challenges in Mississippi

The Mannings team with UMMC to raise money for life-threatening diseases

Just in time for the kickoff to a fresh football season, Archie and Olivia Manning unveiled a new campaign aimed at tackling health challenges in Mississippi. ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Tackling Health Challenges in Mississippi | Archie Manning, Olivia Manning, Cooper Manning, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, Hospitals & Health Networks, University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC, “Most Wired,” Ole Miss, Dr. Dan Jones, Dr. James Keeton, David Chou, St. Dominic Hospital, North Mississippi Health Services, Magnolia Regional Health
Tackling Health Challenges in Mississippi

The Mannings team with UMMC to raise money for life-threatening diseases

Just in time for the kickoff to a fresh football season, Archie and Olivia Manning unveiled a new campaign aimed at tackling health challenges in Mississippi.


 
High Colorectal Cancer Rates in Mississippi Linked to Lack of Screenings | Meta tags: colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, Fecal Occult Blood Test, Christopher Lahr, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Donald Page Brannan, MD, gastroenterology, Premier Medical Group, Premier Endoscopy Center of Jackson, colon cancer rates in Mississippi, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, HNPCC, Becky Gillette
High Colorectal Cancer Rates in Mississippi Linked to Lack of Screenings

Colonoscopies unique in that they don’t just screen, but prevent cancer

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a nationwide decline in colorectal cancer deaths with rates falling five to six percent in a few states.


 
Nursing Shortage Demands All-Levels Approach | Nursing, education, Belhaven University, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce
Nursing Shortage Demands All-Levels Approach

Expanding BSN opportunities a key advancement

The word is out among young people that a career in nursing can mean a good salary, great job opportunities and the chance to advance in their field.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Matt Cassell, MD | Meridian, oncology, hematology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Matt Cassell, MD

It’s the sort of specialty in which a physician must learn quickly to guard against emotional attachment in every case.


 
MEDICAID/MEDICARE FOCUS

Southern Exposure | Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Southern Healthcare Access, Kaiser Family Foundation, KFF, Jessica Stephens
Southern Exposure

The Medicaid expansion haves … and mostly have nots … in the South

Which region of the country has the fewest states that opted to expand Medicaid, the highest rate of uninsured nonelderly adults, leads the nation in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, and finds the majority of its states have poverty levels above the national average? No surprises here … it’s the South.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer | Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN, Stand Up To Cancer, SU2C, Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team, Lynn Matrisian, Elizabeth Jaffee, Oncology, Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccine
Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer

Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.


 
Guest Writers

Potential Recovery from Medicare Advantage Plans of Wrongfully Withheld Reimbursement Due to Federal Budget Sequestration

Beginning April 1, 2013 in connection with the federal budget sequestration, CMS was required to withhold 2 percent of final Medicare payments including Medicare payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.


 
Grand Rounds

September 2014

 

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
Title: Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
Title: Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues
Title: Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study
Title: 'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug
Title: FDA Approves New Obesity Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
Title: Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Residency program begins at clinic, hospital - 10TV

Residency program begins at clinic, hospital
10TV
"For family medicine, regardless of how many we graduated, we had 10 slots in Jackson and eight in Tupelo, so we had 18 opportunities for training in Mississippi. Now with this program (and the one) in Meridian, we've gone from 18 to 30 opportunities ...

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Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:43 am CDT

Adoption a challenge for aging foster children - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Adoption a challenge for aging foster children
Jackson Clarion Ledger
They contacted Mississippi Families for Kids and talked with the specialist handling Olyvia's case. They were told she had a "low cognitive level." She wasn't able to brush her teeth, fix her hair, wash her clothes or dress herself. "She was on a ton ...

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014 7:00 pm CDT

McSwain & Meyers to hold ribbon cutting - Hattiesburg American

McSwain & Meyers to hold ribbon cutting
Hattiesburg American
Karen Bruce, MD, recently joined Collins Family Practice Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic. Bruce received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She served a family practice internship and residency ...

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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:57 am CDT