Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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Physical therapist spreads her knowledge to patients, therapists

Physical therapist Jodie Stogner travels far and wide in her job as a rehab product specialist for Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab. Stogner markets complex rehab wheelchairs to help people with disabilities get what they need, and also travels the country teaching physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical equipment suppliers how to evaluate and recommend appropriate products. […] [...]

UMMC transplant team achieves benchmarks in kidney, liver procedures

Without leaving the state, longer and a better quality of life are now possible for Mississippians needing kidney and liver transplants. The dedicated transplant teams at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are making that happen. No other health-care facilities in Mississippi transplant organs. In 2012, a record 103 kidney transplants were done at UMMC, […] [...]

Eaten your plants today?

by Published: April 5,2013

Tags: health & wellness, Melinda Duffie, radishes, vegetables

Over recent years information has been forthcoming about plant-based proteins. Maybe you have heard the term but have no idea what that means or the affects. Perhaps you know about them and have tried these types of foods. In either case let’s explore what they are and how important they can be. First of all, […] [...]

2012 biggest year for West Nile

The number of West Nile virus cases in the nation was the largest ever seen in 2012, which makes it particularly important for businesses to be alert to taking precautions to protect employees and customers from bites from mosquitoes that can transmit the virus that can lead to debilitating illness and even death. “Last year […] [...]

Nurse practitioners fill void in state health care

The number of nurse practitioners is increasing in Mississippi. Their role in health care is also increasing as these highly trained nursing professionals are specializing and giving patients a higher level of care. According to Gayle Harrell, president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, there are 3,300 advanced practicing nurses and approximately 2,800 to 2,900 of […] [...]

A game-changer in the game of life

Mississippi is once again at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine with the significant milestone of the country’s first drug eluting bioabsorbable vascular scaffold placed in the heart artery of a patient at the North Mississippi Medical Center Heart Institute in late December 2012. The device for opening blocked arteries to restore blood flow to the […] [...]

Hospital helicopter transports are saving lives

by Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Air Care, air rescue, helicopters, UMMC

Transporting critically ill or injured patients by helicopter from hospital to hospital or from the scene of an accident is commonplace in Mississippi’s urban centers and rural communities. Today about a dozen helicopters operate in Mississippi, flying heart transplant recipients, accident victims and premature babies to lifesaving care. The service is available throughout the state […] [...]

The color you eat can keep you healthier

How many times growing up did your mom tell you to eat your vegetables whether you liked them or not? Perhaps you had to clean your plate before you were excused from the table, too. Now that you are an adult you realize that your mom was trying to promote healthy eating. New information is […] [...]

Concussion regulation bills likely to be filed again

by Published: December 14,2012

Tags: brain injuries, concussion tests, football, student athletics

Officials in University of Mississippi Medical Center will again support legislation that establishes guidelines for how to treat concussions in youth sports and requires concussion education among coaches and officials. Three different bills that would have done that died in committee during the 2012 session. Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, authored one of the bills. He […] [...]

UMMC hoping to enlist young athletes for new baseline concussion test

University of Mississippi Medical Center is taking advantage of a new use for an old piece of equipment to spark a campaign for young athletes to participate in a new concussion test. Using a Computerized Dynamic Posturography device, which resembles an empty refrigerator, doctors can get an idea of an athlete’s normal equilibrium and balance. […] [...]

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