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CenterView: February 27, 2012

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A member of the black team takes a practice run on the Mississippi set of Full Metal Jousting last fall. Photo courtesy of the History Channel.
A member of the black team takes a practice run on the Mississippi set of Full Metal Jousting last fall. Photo courtesy of the History Channel.

Reality TV's throwback sport challenges modern emergency practice

Not a whole lot of health-care providers can say they have experience with removing armor from an injured jouster, but emergency physician Dr. Andy Anderson has had some practice.

Women's health researchers probe cardiovascular risks of enhanced testosterone

With weight gain, testosterone levels drop in many men, leading doctors to prescribe supplements of the sex hormone.

New initiative gives UHHS leaders face time with hospital staff

Carmen Sandiego popularized the concept. Matt Lauer perpetuated it. Now the University Hospitals and Health System leadership team is participating as well.

New heart failure specialist helps cardiac patients enjoy quality of life

The Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has added a physician to assist with patient care in an area of cardiovascular disease that's increasing in prevalence.

Batson CEO named MOD walk chair

Guy Giesecke, chief executive officer of Batson Children's Hospital, has been named chair of the March of Dimes' March for Babies, scheduled for April 28.

New pharmacy facility receives stately grand opening

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran addresses guests during the dedication of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Instructional and Research Facility Feb. 23. Looking on is the platform party, from left, Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, Dr. Barbara Wells, Dr. David Allen, Dr. James Keeton, Dr. Ruth Black and Dr. Dan Jones.

Taste 2012: UMMC Alliance's annual culinary competition

See photos from the 22nd annual Taste of the U event and view the list of winning teams.