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Attention shoppers: Walmart, pharmacy opening inside Toyota Mississippi plant

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS • At Toyota Mississippi, team members can join the on-site fitness center, buy sushi and other goodies at the company cafeteria and even purchase swag at the company store. And sometime next month, they’ll also get to shop at Walmart and have their prescriptions filled at the phamarcy. Make no mistake, it’s ...

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Forrest General Hospital recognized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) recognized Forrest General Hospital at the 6th Annual Spero Awards on July 25, 2019 at the Hilton Jackson. The hospital was honoured as one of the hospital partners working with MORA to save lives and promote organ, eye and tissue donation. “Forrest General Hospital’s staff always goes above and beyond to ensure that the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Lose weight and 7 other reasons to run for public office

Political campaign season is in high gear. This year Mississippi voters will elect candidates for statewide, county and certain district offices. Although the deadline has passed to qualify to run for those positions it is an appropriate time to broach the subject of running for political office in a future election cycle. In this column, I offer eight reasons for ...

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T. Paul Mace joins Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport hired T. Paul Mace, MD, FACS, in the practice of general surgery. Mace joins Memorial with expertise in advanced General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Breast Surgery, including Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction. Since 2012, he has been the market leader in Robotic Single Site Gallbladder Surgery, Robotic Hernia Repair, and Robotic Colon Surgery. ...

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Coleman awarded Mississippi Vision Foundation’s St. Clair scholarship

Lauren Coleman, a 2017 graduate of the Mississippi State University has been named the 2019 recipient of the Mississippi Vision Foundation’s Helen Allison St. Clair scholarship for students of optometry. Coleman, a third-year student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, is a graduate of Kossuth High School and Mississippi State University with a BS in Biological ...

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Free market approach proposed for medicinal marijuana program in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE When Mississippi launched its casino industry in 1992, it decided to use the free market approach rather than having only a limited number of licenses available. An initiative for a proposed constitutional amendment to set up a medical marijuana program in Mississippi takes a similar free-market approach. “We are coming later to the game, but there are ...

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UMMC says research into CBD oil for children with seizures showing great promise

By BECKY GILLETTE Research is being done at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the UM School of Pharmacy on the effect of the cannabis-derived medicine cannabidiol (CBD) on children with seizures. An initial six-month CBD trial UMMC received a one-year extension in late July. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from cannabis. CBD doesn’t impair thinking ...

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Martin proud to be a part of ‘No. 1 health-care job’ in America

By NASH NUNNERY Every now and then, Steve Martin still hears (and reads) the name of his profession butchered verbally and in print. The term “physician’s assistant” is a misnomer. PAs are not assistants to physicians. Martin is a professor and program director for the Mississippi College Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the only PA program in the state of ...

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Life Help building manager loves her work, helps others

GREENWOOD — Janity Callicut says she knew little about mental illness when she became an apartment manager for Life Help six years ago, but the job has worked out well for her. She oversees a total of 20 units, including East Haven Apartments, Denton Center and some townhouses on U.S. 82. She deals with residents who have mild to moderate ...

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