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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH — Mississippi towel takes aim at bacteria

By ALEX JACKS Whether athletic or not, most people can relate to life in a locker room where special precautions are taken to prevent the spread of bacteria. Despite strict locker room hygiene practices, visitors tend to contract MRSA, E. Coli and other bacterial infections. In the past, the biggest culprit of these infections was the towel athletes used. Laguna ...

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Sta-Home Home Health & Hospice acquired by Dallas-based AccentCare

Sta-Home Home Health & Hospice, the largest home health provider in Mississippi, has been acquired by AccentCare Inc., a Dallas-based, post-acute-health-care company. “Sta-Home has been part of the fabric of the Mississippi health-care community for over 40 years, compassionately serving multitudes of patients in the home,” said Vincent Caracci, president and chief executive of the company.  “Finding a company aligned with ...

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Disciplining of physician raises profile of sexual abuse

By JACK WEATHERLY The medical license of Dr. Bret A. Boes, a Meridian physician, has been suspended — but stayed for at least five years — because of numerous instances of unlawfully prescribing amphetamines for weight loss for a patient with whom he was having a sexual relationship. Boes signed a consent agreement on March 16 with the Mississippi State ...

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ALAN TURNER: Clouding the real issues in health care

After the hullabaloo in Congress over the effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it still seems obvious that the real and underlying issues surrounding health care in America are somehow not coming to the forefront. Here are a few basics: 1) We all want quality health care; 2) We all want to live longer and healthier lives; ...

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Bagley School launches biomedical degree program

Special to the MBJ The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University in Starkville has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering. The approval made by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees will allow Mississippi State students to formally enroll as biomedical engineering majors during the 2017 fall semester. With ...

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Bill to expand dyslexia voucher program clears Senate

The Mississippi Senate has advanced a bill that would let students with dyslexia receive public money to attend private or parochial schools that offer specialized services. House Bill 1046 passed the Senate after about two hours of debate Wednesday night. The bill cleared the House on Feb. 9. The Senate made changes, and the two chambers must agree on a final ...

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Court: Hospital system will have to pay its own legal fees

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System has lost its case in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals against an insurance company that has been paying the hospital system’s legal fees in the court battle against its retirees. The Sun Herald reports that over the course of two years, SRHS has had multiple attorneys and incurred about $3.4 million ...

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3 Mississippi health agencies could be put under governor

Legislators could give the governor oversight of three more state agencies — the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The proposal is in Senate Bill 2567 , called the Mississippi Health Agency Reorganization Act of 2017. The three departments currently have directors appointed by boards. The bill says the governor would appoint ...

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Methodist Rehab expands to enhance spinal injury care

By SUSAN CHRISTENSEN During his first tour of Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Keith Tansey remembers being taken aback by the hospital’s research capabilities. “I visited in 2011 because I knew Dr. Dobrivoje Stokic (MRC’s administrative director of research), and I was curious what he was up to,” said Dr. Tansey, then a spinal cord injury researcher at Emory University, the ...

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