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Pickering to look over Singing River's finances

PASCAGOULA — The state auditor’s office is going to review the finances of Singing River Health System. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a statement that his office was taking up the task at the request of the hospital management company and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors. What that financial review will entail hasn’t been worked out yet. Singing ...

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Study proves weight-loss effectiveness of Ole Miss-developed product

OXFORD — A recent study led by Saioa Gomez-Zorita published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has demonstrated the weight loss effects of pterostilbene in rats fed an obesogenic diet. The study confirms the results of a 2012 human clinical trial on the effect of pterostilbene on weight loss conducted by ChromaDex, an innovative natural products company that ...

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Supervisors unclear on Singing River's financial, pension issues

PASCAGOULA — After meeting with officials with Singing River Health System yesterday, Jackson County supervisors are still unclear about financial and pension funding problems. “We are taking all the steps we need to do to gather all the information to find out what happened, why it happened and to make sure this type of problem doesn’t happen again. We really ...

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Lack of pharmacists in Clarksdale forces consolidation

CLARKSDALE — Two Clarksdale pharmacies will soon consolidate into one store. Henderson Drug Inc. pharmacist Val Soldevia tells The Press-Register that he sometimes has to call eight to 10 pharmacists to fill all shifts for a week. And he says the nearest lives in Oxford, 60 miles away. So he’s consolidating his downtown drugstore with his Economy Drug, which is ...

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Mississippi State, VA strike historical partnership for health care services to veterans

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University and the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs officials came together yesterday to celebrate their partnership, the first in U.S. history according to MSU, to provide specialized campus health services to veterans. “I think Sonny Montgomery would be very proud today,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “This university is known as being one of the ...

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Apartments receive first tax credit under Bryant's Health Care Zone initiative

BATESVILLE — Gov. Phil Bryant and local officials have cut the ribbon on the newly-renovated Skyview Apartments in Batesville. It represents the first development to open its doors that received a special award of Housing Tax Credits under the Governor’s Health Care Zone initiative. Bryant said. “This is exactly the type of project we envisioned when we asked developers to ...

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Delta doctor convicted on two counts of Medicaid fraud

GREENVILLE — A Greenville doctor has been found guilty of defrauding the state’s Medicaid fraud system, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. A jury convicted Dr. Hosan Menanya Azomani, 45, of two counts of Medicaid fraud. The trial lasted six days. Sentencing has not yet been set. The attorney general’s investigation showed that Azamani was billing Medicaid for more expensive ...

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Neshoba General gets CON for new medical facility

PHILADELPHIA — The Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia has been given state approval to add a new medical building to its campus. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project this past week. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. Neshoba General will ...

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State launches hotline in wake of Ebola epidemic scare

JACKSON — Mississippi has opened a 24-hour Ebola hotline for people with questions about the virus. It’s not a message tree — it’s answered by people. The Mississippi State Department of Health says that if necessary, those people will direct case-specific calls to health officials. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says a case of Ebola in Mississippi is highly ...

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Singing River discontinuing defined-payment retirement plan

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System is dropping a defined-benefit retirement plan for employees. CEO Kevin Holland said the hospital can’t afford the $18 million to $20 million a year it takes to fund the current pension plan. What will replace it hasn’t been determined. Employees were notified Friday by email. Singing River Health System owns hospitals in Pascagoula and ...

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