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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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St. Dominic offering new telemedicine service to physicians

March 13, 2014

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One Mississippi hospital is providing a health service to physicians across the state, and the doctors will not even have to leave their office to take advantage of the offering. St. Dominic’s expanded partnership with REACH Health Inc. connects lung specialists with acute care pulmonary patients – such as those suffering from collapsed lungs, severe […]

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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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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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Rural Physicians Scholarship program gets new director

April 4, 2013

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The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program has a new executive director. Lena native Jennifer Wahnee Sherman has taken the reigns of the program, which was founded to relieve the state’s shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas by awarding state-funded scholarships to medical students committed to practicing back in their under-served hometowns. From the University […]

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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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