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Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Decreasing Stroke Risk | Dr. Jim Stone, Patrick Clemens, Marsha Jones, North Mississippi Medical Center, NMMC, Boston Scientific, Atritech, Watchman, LAA.
Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients nationwide to receive Watchman®, an investigational device to prevent strokes in people with irregular heartbeats, his at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC).


 
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast

Singing River Health System initiates Patient Care Connect

A $50 million grant awarded to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System in late 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services brings a new level of cancer care to the Mississippi coast’s Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.


 
Drive is on for Enrollees to COPD Research Network

It’s time to clear the air about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For the first time, the COPD Foundation gathered state-specific data that reveals Mississippi has one of the highest rates of COPD in America, with 7.9 percent of residents having COPD.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD | Pediatrics, NICU, Forrest General Hospital
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD

It’s a phenomenon Randy Henderson, MD, has witnessed time and again: The power of a mother’s touch to help the tiniest baby grow and thrive.


 
DIABETES FOCUS

Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?


 
ICD-10 FOCUS

AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay | ICD-10, Coding & Billing, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA, American Medical Association, CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ICD-10 Implementation
AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay

The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

April 2014

 

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Title: Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Title: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Title: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Forrest General selects first class for new residency program - Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

Forrest General selects first class for new residency program
Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
This residency program is the culmination of an almost four-year effort by Forrest General, the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the Mississippi State Legislature's Office of Physician Workforce ...
New Residency at FGHWHLT22

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Posted Friday, March 28, 2014 7:13 am CDT

Parents leading charge for medical marijuana - DesMoinesRegister.com

KCCI Des Moines

Parents leading charge for medical marijuana
DesMoinesRegister.com
Maria La France and Sally Gaer, both mothers of children with a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome, became the public face of Iowa's medical marijuana movement this year, and their stories and persistence have completely ...
Medical cannabis close to getting legislative thumbs upIowa City Press Citizen

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Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 12:29 am CDT

John Butler boosts Bentley blockade - Echonetdaily

Echonetdaily

John Butler boosts Bentley blockade
Echonetdaily
Award-winning Australian band The John Butler Trio, the US-based Nahko and Medicine for the People as well as local festival favourite Nicky Bomba yesterday turned up at the camp to belt out a few songs in a show of support for the blockaders. ... 'We ...

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Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 7:56 am CDT