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Memorial’s RevUp provides monitoring after hospital stay

By LYNN LOFTON Often patients are released from the hospital with a fistful of instructions and a bagful of medications. What then? For more than two years Memorial Hospital at Gulfport looked for ways to do more care coordination to help patients have better followup and quality of life and to prevent having to re-enter the hospital. “Care coordination has ...

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COOL AND CONVENIENT — Canton man delighted with mobility device

By Susan Christensen Adrian Benson’s new ride attracted rubber-neckers as he whizzed through the parking lot of Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Assistive Technology Clinic in Flowood. People don’t expect a wheelchair to have a chopper-style front fork or reach speeds of 12 mph. But the innovative design suits Benson’s active lifestyle. “This is what’s up,” said the 40-year-old Canton resident, who ...

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Crawford named CEO at Summit Rehab

The Summit Rehab, a Mississippi-based therapy service provider, has named Kelly Crawford its new CEO. The Summit, founded in 2001 by Charles and Joyce Bates, provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services across Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Charles Bates announced his retirement as CEO in June and named Crawford his successor. “Charles and Joyce Bates have created such a rich ...

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Integrative medicine clinic treats whole body

As if her severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, complicated migraines and allergic rhinitis weren’t enough, single mom Ella Robinson found herself barely able to manage the side issues wrought by often-disabling diseases and the merry-go-round of failed treatment. “I was going through all the psychological effects,” she said of her constant pain and fear that an asthma attack would shut down ...

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Miss health officials: 3rd West Nile virus case of 2015

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Simpson County resident has the state’s third confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. Laboratories previously confirmed cases in Adams and Hinds counties. Last year, 43 people in Mississippi came down with the virus, and seven of them died. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in Monday’s news release ...

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Mississippi officials brace for possibilty of carriers of avian flu

Mississippi officials are bracing for the possibility that the state’s poultry industry may be struck by the avian flu later this year, according to a news release from Mississippi State University. Tom Tabler, poultry specialist with the MSU Extension Service, said no new reports of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have occurred in the United States since June 17 because ...

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A new concept for Mississippi: The medical resort

By ALAN TURNER Mississippi cardiologist Dr. Zilin Wang is bringing an interesting new concept to the Mississippi health care field: the medical resort. Just what is a medical resort? Basically, it’s a process in which Dr. Wang provides cardiovascular treatment to patients who come to Mississippi from China, and some from Japan.  These patients are generally affluent business people who ...

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North Mississippi State Hospital workers graduate

North Mississippi State Hospital employees Sommer Armstrong, public relations manager, and Lisa Roberts, nurse supervisor, recently graduated from the State Executive Development Institute, an executive style, graduate level program offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University. SEDI is designed to prepare mid-to-upper level government executives to be more efficient leaders. Curriculum ...

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State looking to Hood for guidance on same-sex benefits signups

By TED CARTER State officials are awaiting word from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on when to extend worker benefits to the same-sex spouses of state and school employees. The Department of Finance and Administration, the state agency that administers worker benefits to state and public school workers, says it needs guidance from Hood on whether to make the benefit signups ...

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