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Fighting cancer through art

By LISA MONTI Gina Carter-Simmers will tell you the exact moment she received her breast cancer diagnosis. It was Aug. 10, 2016. And also the date — Aug. 4 — when she got the call from her doctor with the preliminary results. And the day she started chemo — Aug. 26. Carter-Simmers can recount such details about her ongoing fight ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE: Breast cancer surgery options increasing

By BECKY GILLETTE Some women have a strong genetic predisposition to breast cancer. With the BRCA gene mutation, women have a 70 to 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer over their lifetime and 4o to 50 percent chance of ovarian cancer. “While only five percent of women possess the BRCA gene, we have identified a good number of patients in ...

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Report: Oktibbeha County to investigate options for hospital

A special commission says the Oktibbeha County supervisors should field multiple proposals regarding the sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center. The Starkville Daily News (http://bit.ly/2dn2TdP) reports the commission recommends the supervisors should host a public hearing in the near future over the report. The public hearing is the first step required by state law in pursuing the possible ...

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Telemedicine rules revisited in Senate committee hearing

By JACK WEATHERLY The Senate Public Welfare Committee held a hearing Tuesday afternoon  at the state Capitol to address telemedicine. Fourteen witnesses were questioned by the committee during the three-hour hearing. Chairman Dean Kirby, a Republican, said afterward that he was not aware of any legislation being readied for the upcoming legislative session in January. Earlier this year, a measure ...

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2 join Arthritis Center-West

Alexey Fomin, MD, PhD, and Muhammad U. Ijaz, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic The Arthritis Center – West. Fomin received his medical degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russia. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., and an internship in internal medicine at New York Downtown Hospital in New ...

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Arnold joins Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care

Amber Arnold, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care. Arnold received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn., and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University in Germantown, Tenn. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Arnold is a ...

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UPDATED: Medical board director sets new course for agency

By JACK WEATHERLY Transparency may not seem a top priority for an enforcement agency. But it is for Dr. John Hall, new executive director of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure. Toward that end, Hall says that the board will do away with the $25 fee for going beyond a generic description of a board action against a physician such as ...

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Telemedicine legislation to be revisited

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and a leading provider of telemedicine were at odds earlier this year over who would set the rules for the practice. In the end, it was a draw. A Teladoc Inc.-backed measure sailed through the House but stalled out in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was designed to modernize rules ...

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NEW DIGS, NEW IDEAS — Baker Donelson offers non-traditional features for employees

By LISA MONTI Visitors to Baker Donelson’s new law offices won’t see corner offices, standard office furniture or a plain coffee pot on the kitchenette counter. Those and other fixtures have been replaced by non-traditional, new features like sit-stand desks and coffee bars. The firm’s lawyers and staff moved into three of the five floors of the new One Eastover ...

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