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Oral surgeon joins Hattiesburg dental firm

Midtown Oral & Facial Surgery in Hattiesburg, previously known as Roberson Oral Surgery, recently announced that Brian Jackson, DMD, MD, has joined the practice. Jackson received his DMD and MD in 2014 and 2017, respectively, from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. After completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UMMC and an OsteoScience clinical observership in Atlanta. Jackson ...

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Mississippi will provide free virus testing to teachers

The state of Mississippi is expanding access to free coronavirus testing for teachers and school-based emergency telehealth coverage after more than 70 of the state’s 82 counties have reported outbreaks during their first few weeks back in the classroom. The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported 245 cases of coronavirus in teachers and 199 in students since some districts ...

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TUESDAY — Daily virus average less than half of what it was two weeks ago

By ROSS REILY Is it too early to say that Mississippians using the methods of mask wearing and social distancing have forced a turn in numbers where COVID-19 is concerned? Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 68,293 after the Mississippi Department of Health reported 644 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It was the sixth day in ...

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Memorial Hospital names Chris Belmont, VP/Chief Information Officer

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has named Chris Belmont as Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO). Belmont joins Memorial with more than 35 years’ executive leadership, business development, and consulting experience in healthcare and information technology, most recently as Executive Vice President – Operations and Strategy at the HCI Group/Tech Mahindra in Jacksonville, and Chief Executive Officer at Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems in Pensacola. In addition, ...

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Nurses and staff are high priority for state’s hospitals

By LYNN LOFTON During these unprecedented times for health care, the spotlight shines on physicians and nurses on the front line of care. But are there other front line workers, and are they receiving any additional compensation from CARES Act funds? Eric McVey, M.D. and chief medical officer of St. Dominic Hospital, explains that the use of CARES Act funding ...

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Routine medical visits during pandemic require scrupulous precautions

By LYNN LOFTON As the coronavirus pandemic rages on and the number of cases tick up in Mississippi, it’s time to ask if people are avoiding routine medical visits and non-essential surgeries. Also, what precautions are being taken? The executive directors of two of the state’s health care associations and a leading ophthalmologist answer affirmatively. Rainna Bahadur, M.D., with Eye ...

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MONDAY — Less than 500 daily cases reported for first time in nearly a month

By ROSS REILY Coronavirus numbers continue to look better every day. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 67, 649 after the Mississippi Department of Health reported 476 newly identified cases on Monday. It was the fifth day in the last nine that cases have been less than 1,000 and the first day since July 13 with ...

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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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