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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital honored employees with September anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Service awards are given to MSH employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends of ...

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Mississippi city tries to limit noise near abortion clinic

Noisy conflict is common outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, with protesters sometimes using bullhorns to amplify their voices and the clinic itself blaring music to keep patients from hearing the protesters. Owners of nearby businesses say the commotion is a headache for their customers who want to enjoy a meal or buy some clothes. In response, the Jackson City Council ...

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Benefit helps raise money for sheriff’s daughter with cancer

By DREW KEREKES / Meridian Star MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie summed up his performance in the Caitlin’s Battle tactical course Saturday (Sept. 21) morning with a touch of irony. “With the pistol and rifle, I’m qualified. With the cardio, I was in pretty bad shape,” Sollie said with a slight chuckle. It was a brief lighthearted moment ...

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Diabetes prevention reroutes risk with lifestyle changes

TUPELO — A little more than a year ago, Niesha Hodges could see diabetes in her future. The 28-year-old Nettleton woman was obese and her blood sugar was at the very top of the normal range. Her dad and brother both have Type II diabetes. “I was heading that direction,” said Hodges, who teaches 2-year-olds at the North Mississippi Medical ...

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Mississippi confirms its 1st death connected to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming Mississippi’s first death related to vaping. The department says in a news release Thursday the person was younger than 30, but it did not give the person’s name, hometown or other identifying information. The release says Mississippi has four identified cases of serious lung injury related to vaping, all in people between ...

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Robinson joins Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center

Brittany L. Robinson, CNP, has joined Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center, where she is involved with research and care of patients with neurocognitive disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss., a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from American Intercontinental University in Dunwoody, GA, and a Master of Science in ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic welcomes new orthopaedic surgeon

Thomas P. Royals, MD, has joined Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Royals provides orthopaedic care specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery and orthopaedic trauma. Royals received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Miss. He completed an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New ...

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Merit Health Wesley recognizes employees of the month

Merit Health Wesley recognized two individuals who were nominated by their peers as Employee of the Month. Vickie Harrington, Administrative Assistant in the Outpatient Behavioral Health clinic, was named Non-Clinical Employee of the Month. Harrington has been with the Behavioral Health Clinic for two years. “Vickie exemplifies compassionate care for our patients demonstrating a positive, supportive attitude both in person ...

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Lewis joins Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy

Danielle Lewis, PT, DPT has joined Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy. Lewis provides one-on-one physical therapy to patients based on their individual treatment needs and goals. She has special interests in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University in Starkville. She also earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy ...

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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport expands to Stone County

Dr. Robert “Keith” Partrige, Family Medicine, Howard “Bud” Westbrook, MD, and Rebecca Harris, NP, of Stone County Family Medical Clinic in Wiggins are joining Memorial Hospital at Gulfport as part of Memorial’s expansion of Services. All three will see patients at the Medical Center location in Wiggins. Memorial also will add the nursing center in Wiggins as Memorial Stone County ...

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