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State’s supply of seasonal flu vaccine looking good — for now It is still a little early in the game, but for now it looks as if there should be no problems with the supply of seasonal flu vaccine for 2009-2010. Certainly nothing from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) hints that the vaccine supply will not meet ...

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High school ritual may be fading away

State’s prep coaches divided on whether to continue two-a-day preseason football practices   There is probably no single thing in the Magnolia State as universally beloved as football. Players and coaches at every level of the sport will begin season preparations soon. Preseason practice at Mississippi High Schools started Monday. This will be the first football season since the National ...

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Safety guidelines factor in preventing surgical errors

If you’ve ever been on an operating table and wanted the attending nurses and physicians to make one last safety checklist to make sure they have the correct patient and procedure, you’re not alone. As of July 1, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has issued new guidelines aimed at reducing surgical errors. That organization is just ...

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Southern Bone & Joint offering patients one-stop medical shop

Hattiesburg — Southern Bone & Joint Specialists, P.A., is a trend-setting healthcare practice. As Mississippi’s first comprehensive musculoskeletal center, they offer an array of specialty medical services and call themselves a one-stop center for assessment and management of conditions of bone, joints, muscles, nerves and tendons. Opened in 2000, the professional association has three components, according to CEO David Burckel. ...

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Little returns to state to head Baptist-Golden Triangle

Columbus — When Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle recently named its new administrator and CEO, it brought back a familiar face to the North Mississippi healthcare community. This marks Jason Little’s second stint in healthcare administration in the region, and he said he is glad to be back. “Mississippi is a terrific state,” the Tennessee native said. “Mississippi has some outstanding ...

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