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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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Biloxi casino takes bold step with new smoking policy

The Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi is bravely going where no casino in Mississippi has gone. With the opening of the property’s expansion and renovation project June 14, the casino, hotel, restaurants and lounge/sports bar became smoke free. In recent years, statistics from the American Heart Association and other health organizations have increasingly supported the dangers of second-hand smoke and ...

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Stone elected to association’s board

Harper Stone, M.D., has been elected to serve on the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. He is slated to serve on the board during the association’s 2010-2011 fiscal year. Stone is a cardiologist with Jackson Heart Clinic and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is also licensed in nuclear medicine. Stone has ...

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Posey wins award, Karim lands grant

Longtime University of Southern Mississippi accounting professor Roderick Posey took home the Educator of the Year Award at the annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants held June 27 in Sandestin, Fla. The Mississippi organization considers accounting educators from all of the state’s institutions of higher learning in bestowing this honor. Posey, a former director of the ...

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