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Tupelo’s NMMC implants nation’s first absorbable heart stent

January 3, 2013

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TUPELO — Cardiologists at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently implanted the nation’s first absorbable stent as part of a research study. Abbott Vascular received FDA approval in December to begin the ABSORB trial in the United States. Absorb, the world’s first drug eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold, is a first-of-its-kind device for treating coronary […]

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Baptist preps for North State Street skybridge

December 12, 2012

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Baptist Health Systems and Landmark Healthcare Facilities are starting construction of the skybridge connecting the company’s new medical office building over North State Street to Baptist Medical Center. According to a press release, the first phase of the process begins Friday at 11:00 pm and will continue until Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm. North […]

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Making Sense of Health Care Data for Mississippi

October 1, 2012

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By: Mark A. McComb, CQE, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Science Mississippi College School of Business At the time it was hard to adequately assess the extent of the damage caused by Katrina, but seven years later — at an estimated cost of approximately $105 billion (2010 adjusted dollars) — Katrina would become the most […]

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UMMC: Clinical trial reveals pterostilbene reduces blood pressure in adults

September 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A form of pterostilbene, a compound found naturally in blueberries, reduces blood pressure in adults, according to results of a clinical trial presented Thursday (Sept. 20) at the American Heart Association’s 2012 Scientific Sessions on High Blood Pressure Research in Washington, D.C. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted by University of […]

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Flowers named Regional Office Manager of the Year

September 6, 2012

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TUPELO — Renee Flowers, office manager for Physicians Urgent Care clinics in Corinth and Baldwyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Regional 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 […]

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Ascendant Consulting takes top honors as Health Link Small Group Employer of the Year

September 6, 2012

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TUPELO — Ascendant Consulting Inc. was named Health Link Small Employer of the Year at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. “Ascendant Consulting has been a pleasure to work with,” said Wally Davis, Health Link vice president. “They have exhibited a commitment to providing health care to their employees.” Established in 1990, Ascendant […]

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What can Mississippi learn from Iran?

July 30, 2012

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Here is a great story from the New York Times this weekend. It is enlightening and thoughtful. We wish more people would think outside the box …

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

November 23, 2011

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The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem […]

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Yelling like a mashed cat

April 11, 2011

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By Wally Northway Two prominent conservative Mississippi Republicans who are outspoken enemies of recent healthcare reform actually are supportive of at least one of the legislation’s components and want it to remain the law. In fact, if the federal healthcare law were repealed, they would push to have it made state law. Who are these […]

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