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Avoidance of receiving timely medical care more dangerous than COVID-19 exposure

By BECKY GILLETTE Some people, particularly those who are older, may be more afraid of catching the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than they are of dying from a heart attack or stroke. Rates of hospitalizations for heart failure at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) were down as much as 80 percent at one point falling after the state ...

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NMMC nurses attain five emergency nursing certifications

Lifelong learning is key to staying on top of one’s chosen field. In Mississippi, only two nurses have successfully completed all five emergency nursing certification exams, and both work for North Mississippi Medical Center. Among their credentials, Bill Malone and Javier Tiscareno can include Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Registered Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, Certified Transport Emergency Nurse and ...

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Three-day state COVID-19 total most since pandemic began

WEDNESDAY: 374 new Coronavirus cases along with 21 new deaths reported By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 18,483 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 374 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 63rd consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 48 days of more than 200 (23 ...

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Jarrod E. Gant joins Hattiesburg Clinic

Jarrod E. Gant, DNP, FNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Spine Center. Gant provides treatment of neck pain, middle and lower back pain, and radiating arm/leg pain and weakness. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, ...

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THURSDAY: 12 new Coronavirus deaths along with 238 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,560 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 238 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 57th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 42 days of more than 200 (17 consecutive) and 15 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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SBJ names surgery center administrator

     Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. of Hattiesburg has announced Dixie Norris, RN as its Southern Surgery Center administrator.             Southern Surgery Center provides orthopedic and pain management procedures for the physicians at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists. This facility includes four operating rooms, one procedure room, nine pre-op bays, nine recovery bays, two overnight extended care rooms, and ...

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WEDNESDAY: 15 new Coronavirus deaths along with 302 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,322 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 302 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 56th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 41 days of more than 200 (16 consecutive) and 15 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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Mississippi to name nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Hobbs speaks at a Senate hearing on healthcare, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. He outlined Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity, and presented a CARES Act funding request before the lawmakers who are members from the Senate Medicaid and Public Health and Welfare committees. The legislators also ...

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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for May

A member of the medical profession for 18 years, Brandy Bruce, an RN at Forrest General Hospital, said it was taking care of patients that brought her to radiology after stints in both critical care and surgery. On Thursday, Brandy Bruce, a medical professional for 18 years and an RN at Forrest General Hospital, has been recognized as the hospital’s second ...

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TUESDAY: 28 new Coronavirus deaths along with 268 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,020 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 268 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 55th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 40 days of more than 200 (15 consecutive) and 14 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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