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State now has 67 stroke hospitals working together to improve care

The Delta Primary Stroke Center combined stroke awareness activities with a anniversary ribbon cutting in late May.

By BECKY GILLETTE Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, in Mississippi is the highest in the nation and the leading cause of death, accounting for more than one third of all deaths in the state, according to the Mississippi Department of Health. But there are now 67 hospitals statewide that network together to provide care that not only ...

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Nunnelee to limit campaigning as he recovers from surgery, stroke

TUPELO — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won’t jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman from Tupelo. Nunnelee’s Democratic challenger, Ron Dickey of Horn Lake, has never held public office, has ...

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Nunnelee coming home to recover from brain surgery, stroke

TUPELO — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he’s returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo had a stroke while undergoing brain surgery June 9 in Texas, and he has had radiation and chemotherapy in Maryland. In an email today, Nunnelee says the surgery and treatment have separated him from people and places he ...

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Congressman Nunnelee had stroke during brain surgery

TUPELO — Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee says he had a stroke two months ago while undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo revealed the information about the stroke in an online newsletter and a Facebook post Sunday. Nunnelee spokeswoman Elizabeth Parks says it is the first time the congressman has publicly discussed the stroke. His ...

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Daughter announces resignation of supervisor due to health

JACKSON — Hinds County Supervisor Doug Anderson is resigning after some fellow supervisors questioned if he was too ill to continue serving. Anderson, a supervisor since 1993, will step down Jan. 1. His resignation was announced by his daughter, Jackie Anderson, at a press conference that her father didn’t attend. Doug Anderson suffers from diabetes and had two strokes in ...

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