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New procedure at UMMC repairs heart without opening children’s chests

May 6, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Moms and dads of babies born with what’s known as a “hole” in their heart usually brace themselves for open-heart surgery, the accepted route to fixing the life-threatening defect. But a significantly less invasive procedure a University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric cardiologist carries out in a catheterization lab is giving kids […]

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Kemper overruns drag down Southern Co. stock

May 5, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they’re dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co. Company stock has fallen four straight days since Southern disclosed another $196 million in overruns related to higher construction costs and delays in the project. Mississippi […]

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who […]

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Pass the mashed potatoes — Mississippi the fattest state again

April 7, 2014

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Did you think healthy eating habits had changed in the Jackson Metro area or in Mississippi, in general? Fat chance. A Gallop Well Being survey listed Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation with 35.4 percent of it’s population listed as obese. Not to be outdone, Jackson was the ninth-ranked city in America for […]

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National Donate Life Month celebration begins at UMMC

April 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and University of Mississippi Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to promote the start of National Donate Life Month. The highlight of the celebration was a ceremonial balloon release at noon to honor organ, eye and tissue donors from UMMC and celebrate the […]

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

March 25, 2014

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The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by […]

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Camellia Healthcare named ‘Nurse Employer of the Year’

March 24, 2014

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Camellia Healthcare was named Nurse Employer of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses Association at their 2014 Nightingale Awards Gala held recently in Jackson. The Nurse Employer of the Year award recognizes the most outstanding nurse employer in Mississippi for an organization’s commitment to advancing healthcare. “The Nightingale Award is a testament to all of […]

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Planet Fitness ‘lunk’ views differ in California, Mississippi

March 20, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Most people who join gyms set out to get toned up – or even ripped in their arms, shoulders, midsections and legs. But those body improvements can make others feel inadequate, and in these politically correct times that’s not good for business. At least that’s how the management of a Planet Fitness […]

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Report: Mississippians have sick minds

March 11, 2014

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A new study just released puts Mississippi dead last in the U.S. when it comes to brains. The 2014 America’s Brain Health Index reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Mississippi retains the lowest position […]

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CARTER: Add Cochran, Wicker to list of breakers of promises to veterans

March 7, 2014

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If you think America should stand up for its veterans, please take a moment to read this email blast below. It’s from VoteVets.org and calls out Republican minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell for his part in leading GOP Senate members last week to filibuster a $21 billion allocation to enhance health care and education benefits […]

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