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Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.

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Going Smoke-Free | MSMA, Dr. Steve Demetropoulos, Dr. Claude Brunson, Mississippi State Medical Association, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi.
Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.


 
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’ | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’

Preventive care approach calls for transforming delivery model

Mrs. Jones wakes up in the morning and steps on her bathroom scale. She’s gained three pounds since yesterday.


 
Search Underway for UMMC’s Next Leader

Top post at Mississippi’s academic health center attractive to many

Mississippi’s healthcare community should know by early spring who will be stepping into leadership at the state’s academic health center.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD | Central Mississippi Medical Center, ob/gyn, gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD

In the realm of robotic surgery, Jackson OB/GYN Samuel Brown, MD, has gone from skeptic to full-fledged prophet.


 
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOCUS

Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order | Income Tax, 2014 Tax Rules, Tax Extenders, 179 Depreciation, HORNE LLP, Tony Jones, Tax Accountant
Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note.


 
PHARMACEUTICALS FOCUS

Urgent & Emergent

Getting new treatments through the FDA pipeline

On average, it takes 12 years and more than $500 million … sometimes significantly more … to move a new drug from bench to bedside in the United States.


 
Guest Writers

HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice: Part 4

A call to action

Editor’s note: This column is the final installment of a four-part series on healthcare leadership solutions.

 


 
Practice Management

Legislative Issues 2015

Three medical-related issues will likely be on the legislative forefront for 2015 – continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), performance penalties, and SGR Medicare payment reductions – that can have a significantly negative impact on physicians' revenue.


 
An Epidemic of Undertreatment in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Closing the Gap with Creative Clinical Initiatives

Cardiovascular disease (CV) kills more people than all types of cancer combined and while deaths caused by CV have declined steadily over the last two decades, the incidence of valvular heart disease has increased and is expected to double over the next 20 years.


 
Grand Rounds

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says
Title: Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds
Title: Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit
Title: Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors
Title: Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
Title: Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST

Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries: Study
Title: Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:00 am CST


Wesley, Washington reign over upcoming festivities - Natchez Democrat

Natchez Democrat

Wesley, Washington reign over upcoming festivities
Natchez Democrat
Myesha went on to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and is now an employee of Family Medicine Associates of Natchez. ... She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Southern Mississippi ...

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:16 am CST

Marijuana research projects getting state funding - KMPH Fox 26

Marijuana research projects getting state funding
KMPH Fox 26
Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical...More >>. Alan Gross has .... Associated Press. DENVER (AP) - Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million ...

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Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:11 am CST

More than 60 million households rely on low-wage workers - The Hill

More than 60 million households rely on low-wage workers
The Hill
More than 60 million people in U.S. households depend on the earnings of a low-wage worker, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The research shows that most low-wage workers are frequently the primary breadwinners in their families and ...

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Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:52 pm CST