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With Fred’s closed, rural Mississippi county has no pharmacy

With the nationwide closure of Fred’s Pharmacy, one Mississippi county is taking it really hard. The residents of Kemper County in east-central Mississippi now find themselves without any pharmacy in the entire county. The Clarion Ledger reports residents will have to place and pick up prescriptions at pharmacies in Meridian or Philadelphia — about a 30-minute drive to each one. Mississippi Board ...

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Southwest Health System, UMMC announce health care affiliation

JACKSON —  A new affiliation between Southwest Health System in McComb and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will strengthen and expand health care services in McComb and southwest Mississippi. The affiliation brings the advanced health care offerings of Mississippi’s only academic medical center to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, a 165-bed, progressive hospital with a medical staff ...

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Mississippi hospital gets upgrades as part of takeover

WIGGINS — A Mississippi hospital is getting some upgrades as it gets taken over by another hospital. WLOX-TV reports that Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is assuming control of Stone County Hospital in Wiggins. Chas Pierce, Senior Director of System Development for Memorial Hospital, tells the news station Stone County Hospital is getting updated lighting and paint. Floors and patient rooms are also ...

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Merit Health Medical Group welcomes Dr. Morgan Miller

Family medicine physician Morgan Miller, MD, has joined Merit Health Medical Group in Byram and Jackson. Miller can treat your entire family for everything from minor emergencies to chronic disease management and preventive care. Miller received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson and she completed her residency at Forrest General Medical Center in Hattiesburg. ...

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Butler Snow named to American Bar Association list

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Health Law Section has recognized Butler Snow in its Seventh Annual Regional Top 10 Law Firm Recognition list. The firm ranked fifth in the South region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. This award individually recognizes the top 10 law firms in each region (Northeast, Southeast and DC, South, Midwest ...

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MOA recognizes outstanding members for 2019

The Mississippi Optometric Association recognized five of its outstanding members at its 2019 annual Fall Conference in Jackson. The association presents the awards annually to recognize significant contributions to the profession of optometry, paraoptometry, and the general public. Mike Weeden, O.D., of the Corinth Eye Clinic, is the James Brownlee OD of the Year. Megan Lott, O.D. of Belle Vue ...

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State’s health lab confirms first flu case for 2019-20 season

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2019-2020 flu season. The case was reported in a child under 18 years of age. While flu cases have been diagnosed and treated by healthcare providers throughout the state already this season, this is the first case confirmed in the MSDH Public Health ...

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Two new vaping illnesses reported in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bringing the state total to seven with one death. All identified cases have been in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age. Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states, ...

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C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center debut new mobile health app

C Spire executives and state medical leaders unveiled a new mobile app today that promises to improve access to quick, reliable health care for more people in Mississippi, especially those in rural and underserved areas, with minor ailments. The telehealth app, C Spire Health, is the product of over two years of development by C Spire in collaboration with the ...

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Better experience at Merit Health Madison key for UMMC surgery patients

Like hundreds of Mississippians, Harry Miggins is on dialysis while waiting for the kidney transplant that will greatly improve his quality of life. But pending that, several of his vessels have been widened and strengthened to make it easier for his blood to flow to and from a dialysis machine. Dr. James Wynn, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of ...

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