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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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Mid South Rehab Services partners to bring full therapy offerings to UMMC Grenada

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada is expanding patient rehabilitation care through a new partnership with Mid South Rehab Services Inc. Mid South Rehab Services is providing comprehensive, specialized services on the UMMC Grenada campus that include physical, occupational and speech therapy. As part of the agreement, UMMC Grenada rehabilitation services employees have become employees of Mid South Rehab, ...

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UMMC says research into CBD oil for children with seizures showing great promise

By BECKY GILLETTE Research is being done at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the UM School of Pharmacy on the effect of the cannabis-derived medicine cannabidiol (CBD) on children with seizures. An initial six-month CBD trial UMMC received a one-year extension in late July. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from cannabis. CBD doesn’t impair thinking ...

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Dr. Melody Byram joins NMMC

Dr. Melody F. Byram, who is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children’s of Mississippi, is caring for seriously ill pediatric patients at North Mississippi Medical Center. As a pediatric hospitalist, Byram acts as a direct liaison with NMMC’s Emergency Department and Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, admitting patients whose ...

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UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment

By BECKY GILLETTE Alzheimer’s disease is devasting illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to complete simple tasks. It takes a huge toll on families and strains the healthcare system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the most expensive disease in America with annual costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias estimated at $277 billion. At the University ...

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University hospital to drop top Mississippi private insurer

Mississippi’s largest hospital says it will stop accepting policies from the state’s largest private insurer, citing contract dissatisfaction. The University of Mississippi Medical Center tells Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi that it will stop accepting policies after June 30. The medical center has hospitals in Jackson, Grenada and Lexington. It says it can no longer abide a contract ...

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UMMC physicians creating opioid use alternatives model

Mississippi’s statistics on opioid use resulting in addiction and deaths are bad, but the failure of data to deter abuse is also troubling. A team of University of Mississippi Medical Center physicians and caregivers is changing the way they offer patients pain relief at a time when an average half million opioid pills are dispensed daily by doctors statewide. The ...

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UMMC appoints new faculty leadership, human resources chief

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has appointed a number of new faculty leaders and a new human resources leader. They include: • Dr. Javed Butler is the new chair of the Department of Medicine. Butler joins the Medical Center from the Stony Brook (N.Y.) School of Medicine, where he was professor of medicine, professor of physiology and biophysics, division ...

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UMMC promotes Stewart to associate dean

Dr. Jimmy Stewart Jr., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been promoted to associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He continues as residency program director for internal medicine and pediatrics through June 2018. Stewart will oversee faculty evaluations, accreditation and quality improvement and becomes the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council ...

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UMMC names Pittman department chair

Dr. Shannon Pittman has been named chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A faculty member since 2005, Pittman is professor and former vice chair of the department. She has served as residency program director and medical director since 2007. A graduate of Tougaloo College, Pittman earned her M.D. at UMMC and was ...

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