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MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals.


 
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage | Baptist Health Systems, rural hospitals
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage

Critical access facility also consolidates rural clinics

A new replacement hospital in a small community 30 miles east of Canton aims to maximize limited medical resources for the benefit of the rural population.


 
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers | Dr. Land Renfroe, Dr. Jeff Clark, InterStim®, Medtronic, Dr. Chuck Secrest
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers

Oxford physician leads region in InterStim procedures; the ‘go-to’ guy for urologists

OXFORD—When InterStim® therapy was FDA-approved in March 2011 for treating patients with fecal incontinence (FI) – 14 years after the federal agency approved it for use on overactive bladders (OAB) – only a scant number of specialty-trained urologists around the country began offering the innovative sacral neuromodulation therapy for bladder and bowel control.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD |  Hattiesburg Clinic, dermatology
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD

When William Waller III, MD, chose to enter medical school, it was a clear diversion from the path that had earned his family a place in Mississippi history.


 
MARKETING FOCUS

Personalized Messaging | Healthcare Marketing, Chris Bevolo, Target Marketing, Target Audience, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, ReviveHealth, Interval Health, Joe Public
Personalized Messaging

A marketing manifesto

With better understanding of the human genome, physicians and researchers have opened up exciting new lines of personalized medicine where providers deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and tailor treatments to fit a patient’s unique needs.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer | Cancer, Oncology, Cancer Death Rates, Mortality Rates, American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, Lung Cancer, Breast, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Margaret Foti, Julie Fleshman, John Seffrin, Precision Medicine Initiative
By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer

Death rates down, more work awaits

As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

March 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges
Title: Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges
Category: Health News
Created: 3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat
Title: Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat
Category: Health News
Created: 3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol
Title: Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol
Category: Health News
Created: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast
Title: Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast
Category: Health News
Created: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
Title: Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
Category: Health News
Created: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Premature Deaths Down in 60 Percent of U.S. Counties
Title: Premature Deaths Down in 60 Percent of U.S. Counties
Category: Health News
Created: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF ... - University of Florida

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF ...
University of Florida
Southern states included Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. They then ... of these injuries ...

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Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:33 pm CDT

HIV 'Epidemic' Triggered by Needle-Sharing Hits Scott County, Indiana - NBCNews.com

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HIV 'Epidemic' Triggered by Needle-Sharing Hits Scott County, Indiana
NBCNews.com
The epidemic's true epicenter is the town of Austin, in northwestern Scott County, said Dr. William Cooke, medical director at Foundations Family Medicine. .... Julia, a 58-year-old Mississippi native, advises on how to use a colostomy bag in one video.

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Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:18 am CDT

New From the CDC: More Cringeworthy Smoking Confessions - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

New From the CDC: More Cringeworthy Smoking Confessions
NBCNews.com
Julia, a 58-year-old Mississippi native, advises on how to use a colostomy bag in one video. .... The epidemic's true epicenter is the town of Austin, in northwestern Scott County, said Dr. William Cooke, medical director at Foundations Family Medicine.

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Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:02 pm CDT