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Starks named Vice President of National Association of Health Underwriters

Jackson resident Eugene Starks was named Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees at its 89th Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Diego. Starks currently works as a Partner with Benefit Administration Services Ltd., an employee benefits TPA, consulting, and brokerage firm based in Ridgeland. He is also a Partner and founding member of ...

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St. Dominic’s ranked in Top 100 for Consumer Loyalty

St. Dominic Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in the 2019 NRC Health Top 100 Consumer Loyalty List. This award recognizes hospitals across from the country that garner extraordinary loyalty from their patients. St. Dominic’s is the only hospital in Mississippi to be named to the list. NRC Health conducts ongoing national surveys on consumer and ...

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Speaker to discuss medical marijuana in Ridgeland

The speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club for Thursday, Aug. 22, will be Dr. Kenneth Cleveland.  Dr. Cleveland is a native of Alabama and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Chief Surgical Resident in 2001.  He since has practiced medicine in Mississippi in surgical and administrative capacities.  He comes to the Mississippi Board of Medical ...

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Study co-authored by UMMC professor finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness to exercise for the recommended 150 minutes per week. Participants were ...

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UPDATE — Mississippi gets high grade on manufacturing strength but seen weak on advanced industries

Findings detailed in Ball State manufacturing scorecard By TED CARTER Mississippi has joined a short list of states that Ball State University’s Manufacturing Annual Scorecard rated as tops nationally for the health of their manufacturing sectors. But the leading academic author of the Scorecard said Mississippi must improve the quality of its healthcare and schools to grab a larger share ...

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Oxford becomes latest Mississippi government to ban kratom

Another north Mississippi government is banning the sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product. The Oxford Eagle reports the city banned sale of synthetic kratom products immediately beginning Aug. 6. Thirty or more Mississippi cities and counties have criminalized possession of kratom, although a bill to ban it statewide failed earlier this year in the Legislature. Interim Oxford ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes Dr. Stewart Horsley

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle welcomes new cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Stewart Horsley, MD to the medical staff. Horsley comes to Columbus from Baptist Heart – Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. He will be in practice at BMG Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at 255 Baptist Blvd., Suite 401, Columbus. Originally from Auburn, Ala., Horsley is a graduate of the University ...

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Degenhart selected Hattiesburg Clinic Employee of the Quarter

Devon Degenhart has been selected as Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the Second Quarter based on a brief, but impactful interaction with a patient in need. Degenhart is a receptionist and patient account representative with Psychiatry – Lincoln Center. She has been an employee of Hattiesburg Clinic since 2017 and began working full-time at Psychiatry – Lincoln Center this year. Degenhart ...

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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport welcomes Diaz

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport welcomes Michael Diaz, MD, FACS, in the practice of plastic surgery. Diaz specializes in all cosmetic procedures. Diaz completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in plastic surgery at Louisiana State University. Diaz is board certified in general and plastic surgery and has more than 12 years of experience.

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Gilbert named Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has been named Mark A. Gilbert, MD, FACEP, as Chief Medical Officer. He recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy, N.C. Gilbert is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Jacksonville Health Education Program University Hospital, ...

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