Tag Archives: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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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New liver for Jackson woman clears way for frequent transplants at UMMC

March 14, 2013

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In an operation that saved a Jackson mother whose condition verged on death, a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center earlier this month successfully completed the state’s first liver transplant in 22 years. Karen Battle received her new liver on March 4 and returned to her south Jackson home Thursday, said Dr. Christopher […]

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Taste of the U puts food & fun front-and-center at Med Mall Saturday

February 19, 2013

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  Food, drinks and costumes from far-flung volcanic islands to nearby Louisiana swamps will transform the Jackson Medical Mall into a massive multi-theme party and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s annual Taste of the U. At Taste of the U, now in its 23rd year, departments and divisions […]

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Get ready for one of the worst years ever for West Nile

September 13, 2012

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An Associated Press story is predicting that 2012 could be the worst year ever in the U.S. for West Nile disease. 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths have already been logged so far across the country, the highest numbers being in Texas. Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Michigan have also seen large numbers of […]

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Glen Campbell still championing Alzheimer’s research

September 6, 2012

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We are happy to report that Glen Campbell is still going strong. It has been seven months since the country music legend included Jackson on his farewell concert tour. The 76-year-old Grammy Award winner has enjoyed renewed popularity after going public last year with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds from his Thalia Mara Hall concert last […]

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Prosthetic limbs making Olympic strides

July 23, 2012

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As BBC producer Stuart Hughes shows here, prosthetic limbs have come a long way in recent years. The reporter lost part of his leg in Iraq but this week he is running part of the Olympic torch relay thanks to a carbon fibre blade prosthesis. Mississippi College student and multiple amputee Carrie Holmstrom recently told her own […]

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

December 11, 2011

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Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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Push for ‘personhood’ creates uncertainty for state businesses

October 6, 2011

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Casting the human embryo into the Mississippi Constitution as a living person promises to bring “drastic change” to the way medicine is practiced in Mississippi, the president of the Mississippi State Medical Association predicts. The unknowns are immense, but you could see physician defections to other states and a migration of patients to Tennessee, Arkansas […]

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‘Personhood’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate

October 6, 2011

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Yes on 26 campaign director Brad Prewitt is quickly irritated at the mention of “birth control” and the possibility a Nov. 8 victory for his coalition’s “personhood” amendment would restrict doctors from prescribing contraceptives. His organization, he says, wants to outlaw abortion and the “morning after” pill in the state — not birth control or […]

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Mississippi Medical Association: ‘Personhood’ initiative worries physicians

October 4, 2011

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The Mississippi Medical Association says physicians could be placed in a “perilous position” by passage of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that defines life as beginning at fertilization. The Mississippi Medical Association insists it has not adopted a position on the so-called Initiative 26 but emphasized passage of the anti-abortion “personhood” amendment would […]

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