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Mississippi schools not required to disclose COVID outbreaks

A Mississippi school district that has seen a handful of coronavirus cases among students since reopening for in-person classes last week is doing a good job of being transparent with the public, the governor and the state’s top health official said Wednesday. The Corinth School District has reported six cases since July 27. More than 100 students are quarantined, according ...

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Fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon joins SBJ

Jacob Folse, M.D., fellowship-trained joint replacement orthopaedic surgeon, has joined Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. in Hattiesburg. Folse received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University, his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He completed an internship in Greenville, S.C. and an orthopaedic residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes cardiologist Umair Malik

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Umair Malik, MD, in the practice of Cardiology at Memorial Coast Heart Institute, 4215 15th St., Gulfport. Dr. Malik completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Medical ...

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THURSDAY — Another record day with 1,775 cases and 48 deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 57,579 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 1.775 newly identified cases on Thursay. It was the 13th time in the last 16 days there have been more than 1,000 cases in a day. In addition, hospitalizations are at an all time high at ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic participates in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Hattiesburg Clinic has announced the clinic’s participation in the COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy) study, a clinical research trial that will investigate a potential COVID-19 vaccine.  The purpose of the Moderna-sponsored study is to test how safe and effective the study vaccine is at preventing illness after someone is exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  To date, the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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WEDNESDAY — Another day over 1,500 cases with 34 new deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 47,071 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 1,547 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the seventh time in eight days that total daily cases have exceeded 1,000. The verifiable single-day high for number of cases was 1,635 on July 21 as nine of the top 10 ...

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NewSouth NeuroSpine adds Kelsey Walsh to its team

Neurosurgeon Kelsey A. Walsh, MD, has joined NewSouth NeuroSpine in Flowood, MS. Dr. Walsh specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques, as well as general neurosurgery—including cranial and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Walsh received her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2013. After a seven-year residency, Dr. Walsh completed her neurosurgery training at University of ...

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Forrest General Home Care of Marion General awarded Superior Performer Status

Forrest General Home Care of Marion General in Columbia has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score ranked in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year. From left, Leslie Masters, RN, director of Forrest General Home Care; Kelly Franklin, RN, Patient Clinical manager, ...

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Mississippi governor adds 10 counties to mask mandate

Starting Monday, people will be required to wear masks in public in 23 out of 82 counties in Mississippi, per a new executive order by Gov. Tate Reeves. “COVID-19 is spreading and killing in our state. It’s not a hypothetical – it is happening,” Reeves said in a statement Monday morning. The executive order is an expansion of a past ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic selects new CEO

Hattiesburg Clinic has announced Bryan N. Batson, MD, as the new chief executive officer (CEO).  Batson, a Hattiesburg Clinic internal medicine physician for 17 years, has served on the Hattiesburg Clinic board of directors for the past 12 years, and he currently serves as the clinic’s chief medical informatics officer. Under his direction, the clinic’s Epic electronic medical record installation ...

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