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New procedure at UMMC repairs heart without opening children's chests

JACKSON, Mississippi — Moms and dads of babies born with what’s known as a “hole” in their heart usually brace themselves for open-heart surgery, the accepted route to fixing the life-threatening defect. But a significantly less invasive procedure a University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric cardiologist carries out in a catheterization lab is giving kids and parents a new option: ...

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Ex-housing official, Ann Jefferson, loses appeal

JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority and her 32-month prison sentence. The ruling was issued Thursday by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. » READ MORE about this story … Ann Jefferson was convicted in ...

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who bought coverage on the healthcare.gov ...

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Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young named dean of nursing on Alcorn’s Natchez campus

Alcorn State welcomes Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young as new dean of nursing on the Natchez campus. Powell-Young has been in the nursing field for 21 years, 12 of which has been dedicated to educating both practicing and aspiring nurses. She has been an investigative member of funded research totaling more than $7 million. Her most recent studies included a National Institute ...

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Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young named dean of nursing on Alcorn's Natchez campus

Alcorn State welcomes Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young as new dean of nursing on the Natchez campus. Powell-Young has been in the nursing field for 21 years, 12 of which has been dedicated to educating both practicing and aspiring nurses. She has been an investigative member of funded research totaling more than $7 million. Her most recent studies included a National Institute ...

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Mississippi State Hospital honors workers

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with April anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Award recipients include: Mariah Rogers of Canton (20 years); Michael A. Moore of Magee (one year); Patricia Mahaffey of Pearl (10 years); Ebony Elbert of Ridgeland (one year); Misty Morgan of Florence (five years); Phillip Walker of Jackson (25 years); Michael Gordon ...

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Nancy C. Montz joines Memorial Physician Clinics

Memorial Physician Clinics recently welcomed Nancy C. Montz, MD, in the practice of internal medicine. Montz graduated with her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. She earned her medical doctorate from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in New Orleans. Shwe completed her residency in internal medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. ...

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Rowdy C. Lee joins Hattiesburg Clinic’s Immediate Care-Carriere

Rowdy C. Lee, PA-C, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Immediate Care-Carriere as a physician assistant. He earned his bachelor of science in biology from William Carey University in Hattiesburg and his master of health sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. Lee is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of ...

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Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to ban abortion at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Supporters say it’s designed to protect women’s health, while abortion-rights advocates say it’s unconstitutional. Bryant signed House Bill 1400 on Wednesday. It becomes law July 1. It will ban abortion starting at 20 weeks’ gestational age. That’s defined as ...

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