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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session. ...Read More



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New Laws Taking Effect July 1 |  Gov. Phil Bryant, Tim Moore, Mississippi Hospital Association, 2014 Mississippi Legislature.
New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session.


 
Balancing a Fruitful Plate | Tim Moore, Humana, Magnolia, United Healthcare, UMMC, Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature.
Balancing a Fruitful Plate

Tim Moore brings fresh energy to role as state’s lead hospital advocate

MADISON—Tim Moore is constantly firing on all cylinders, with an energy that moves seamlessly from one controversial issue to another concerning Mississippi hospitals.


 
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, has announced he will step down from his role at the end of the next academic year, June 30, 2015. Keeton has served in the position since July 2009, the first six months on an interim basis.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD | University of Mississippi Medical Center, cardiac electrophysiology, pacemaker, defibrillator
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD

From the young patient with an abnormal heart rhythm to an older one needing a pacemaker, it’s the diversity of patients and procedures that keeps Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD, engaged.


 
HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOCUS

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
PEDIATRICS HEALTH FOCUS

Grade: Needs Improvement
Grade: Needs Improvement

Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity

Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.

The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

July 2014

 

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Title: Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Title: Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats
Title: Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Title: CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Title: Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Title: Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents - Rome News-Tribune

Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents
Rome News-Tribune
He earned his medical doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and the ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:56 pm CDT

Ruling keeps Mississippis only abortion clinic open Obamacare 'origination ... - Politico

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Ruling keeps Mississippis only abortion clinic open Obamacare 'origination ...
Politico
The law would have forced the last abortion clinic in the state to close, imposing an “undue burden” on a woman's right to seek an abortion in Mississippi, according to the ruling. The 2-1 decision comes just months after a ... 3.4 MILLION PREVIOUSLY ...
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Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:07 am CDT

On the Move: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Pensacola News Journal

On the Move: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pensacola News Journal
McClure received her veterinary degree from Mississippi State University in 2013. She grew up in Milton and decided to come back to Pensacola after veterinary school to be near her family and the beach. Aside from general medicine, her professional ...

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:14 am CDT