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Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.

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Going Smoke-Free | MSMA, Dr. Steve Demetropoulos, Dr. Claude Brunson, Mississippi State Medical Association, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi.
Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.


 
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’ | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’

Preventive care approach calls for transforming delivery model

Mrs. Jones wakes up in the morning and steps on her bathroom scale. She’s gained three pounds since yesterday.


 
Search Underway for UMMC’s Next Leader

Top post at Mississippi’s academic health center attractive to many

Mississippi’s healthcare community should know by early spring who will be stepping into leadership at the state’s academic health center.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD | Central Mississippi Medical Center, ob/gyn, gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD

In the realm of robotic surgery, Jackson OB/GYN Samuel Brown, MD, has gone from skeptic to full-fledged prophet.


 
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOCUS

Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order | Income Tax, 2014 Tax Rules, Tax Extenders, 179 Depreciation, HORNE LLP, Tony Jones, Tax Accountant
Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note.


 
PHARMACEUTICALS FOCUS

Urgent & Emergent

Getting new treatments through the FDA pipeline

On average, it takes 12 years and more than $500 million … sometimes significantly more … to move a new drug from bench to bedside in the United States.


 
Guest Writers

HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice: Part 4

A call to action

Editor’s note: This column is the final installment of a four-part series on healthcare leadership solutions.

 


 
Practice Management

Legislative Issues 2015

Three medical-related issues will likely be on the legislative forefront for 2015 – continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), performance penalties, and SGR Medicare payment reductions – that can have a significantly negative impact on physicians' revenue.


 
An Epidemic of Undertreatment in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Closing the Gap with Creative Clinical Initiatives

Cardiovascular disease (CV) kills more people than all types of cancer combined and while deaths caused by CV have declined steadily over the last two decades, the incidence of valvular heart disease has increased and is expected to double over the next 20 years.


 
Grand Rounds

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Title: Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
Title: Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST

Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Title: Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems
Title: Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
Title: 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
Title: FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00 am CST


Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits - Mississippi News Now

Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits
Mississippi News Now
An aspiring rapper who police say drove his car through a street barricade remains jailed on capital murder charges. Among those killed was a Dutch music executive riding a bike. His family says festival organizers skimped on traffic safeguards while ...

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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:39 pm CST

Colorado Goes Even Greener with New Pot Research Program - Sputnik US

Fox News

Colorado Goes Even Greener with New Pot Research Program
Sputnik US
Two years after voting to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado plans to spend millions of dollars researching the medical benefits of cannabis. It marks a first for government-funded research, which usually focuses on the negative effects of the drug.
Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a firstMississippi News Now
Marijuana research projects getting state fundingWLNE-TV (ABC6)

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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:27 pm CST

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking - Mississippi News Now

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking
Mississippi News Now
Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of his own secret passwords for his and his family's mail, banking, travel and shopping accounts, according to a review of more than 32,000 stolen corporate emails circulating on the ...

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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:35 am CST