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Memorial Hospital receives award

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Memorial Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for ...

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Bush serving on national oversight group for the American Heart Association

Dave Bush, Executive Vice President and manager of The First Private Bank, a division of The First, A National Banking Association, has been named to the American Heart Association’s Volunteer Oversight Group for 2017 and 2018. The Volunteer Oversight Group works with Association executive staff to promote volunteerism across the organization’s footprint, which includes the United States, as well as ...

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Singing River’s stroke care recognized

The American Heart Association recently recognized Singing River Health System’s stroke care commitment. Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. Singing River’s award was Elite Plus. The awards recognize each hospital’s commitment according to nationally recognized, research-based ...

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Humana and Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation partnering

NATCHEZ — Humana Inc. and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation have formed a partnership aimed at improving the health of Adams County by 20 percent by 2020. The multi-year initiative from Humana and the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) will work with people in Adams County to remove barriers to well-being and improve the health of Mississippians. ...

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Liz Young

Though she grew up in Texas, Liz Young came to Mississippi to attend the University of Mississippi. She fell in love with the state and decided to make it her home. Today, Young is the youth market director for the Mississippi chapter of the American Heart Association, and feels that it is her job to be an ambassador for her ...

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Report: State should be spending more to keep kids tobacco-free

A national ranking has been released that does not have Mississippi at the bottom, but the report finds the state should rank higher. Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Mississippi ranks 16th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of ...

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David Bush made American Heart Association treasurer

The American Heart Association has unveiled its national officers for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which includes a Mississippian. David A. Bush is executive vice president and manager of The First Private Bank, a service of The First, A National Banking Association, in Hattiesburg is AHA treasurer. In this role, Bush will be responsible for the association’s funds and securities. He ...

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Association elects Stone

Harper Stone, M.D., was elected vice president to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors and chairman of Strategic Health Initiatives. He is serving on the board during the association’s 2012-2013 fiscal year. Stone is the president of Mississippi Healthcare Alliance and member of Jackson Heart Clinic. Stone has been affiliated with the organization more than 10 ...

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UMMC: Clinical trial reveals pterostilbene reduces blood pressure in adults

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 Mississippi School of Pharmacy and ...

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Are you sitting down?

Despite a wave of evidence that too much sitting on the job triggers life-shortening illnesses, most companies and safety regulators are in no hurry to change employees’ sedentary working conditions. Among the entities reporting a connection between sitting and cancer, heart disease and other serious health problems are the American Cancer Society, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the Mayo ...

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