Tag Archives: Health Care

House votes for medicinal marijuana oil legislation

March 28, 2014

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Mississippi lawmakers have voted to make the use of marijuana legal— kind of. The Mississippi House of Representatives voted yesterday to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. The House voted 112-6 to pass the final version of House Bill 1231. The Senate still must approve the agreement before […]

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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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MSU recruiting future doctors through Rural Medical Scholars

January 22, 2014

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Mississippi was facing a shortage of doctors even before the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Now, one public university is offering a program to try to put more physicians to work here in the Magnolia State. Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in a […]

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Report: State should be spending more to keep kids tobacco-free

December 10, 2013

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A national ranking has been released that does not have Mississippi at the bottom, but the report finds the state should rank higher. Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Mississippi ranks 16th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released […]

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Babies sleeping safer as SIDS rate plummets

October 15, 2013

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While a lot of the headlines on the health care front in Mississippi is bad to really bad, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting some good news. The number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths in Mississippi has declined by more than half from 2011 to 2012. In 2012, the state […]

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USDA grant aimed at improving health of Delta clinic

October 11, 2013

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One of the most pressing needs in the Mississippi Delta is adequate health care, and a recent federal grant will hopefully help a facility in Leland better serve the community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $900,000 grant to the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) for renovations to the Leland Medical Clinic. Alliance CEO […]

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Got mother’s milk? Forrest General meets demand with depot

September 17, 2013

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While most are familiar with hospitals’ constant struggle to maintain their supply of blood, many are unaware that health care facilities also face a challenge when it comes to another life-sustaining liquid — human milk. Demand for donor human milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) continues to rise. Supply of donor milk has been […]

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Hattiesburg Clinic marks half-century of Pine Belt health care

May 2, 2013

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Hattiesburg Clinic will celebrate 50 years of service to the community on May 1, 2013. The clinic was established on May 1, 1963 when 10 physicians partnered with a mission to focus on excellence and service to the patient. Today, Hattiesburg Clinic is the state’s largest privately owned specialty outpatient facility. While the Clinic has […]

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi announces Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence

March 5, 2013

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield has recognized four Mississippi hospitals with Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence for knee & hip Replacement and spine surgery. The state’s leading health and wellness company announces that Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson […]

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Gambrel named Health Link’s Tupelo Office Manager of the Year

September 6, 2012

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TUPELO — Caretta Gambrel, office manager for Dermatology Center of North Mississippi, P.A., is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and […]

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