CenterView: April 09, 2012
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Sometimes the discussion comes easily. The physician sits down with the patient and tells him that despite best efforts to treat his disease, the diagnosis is terminal. The conversation shifts to the patient's wishes for care until his death.
Mark Twain's two certainties of life will converge next week when the University of Mississippi Medical Center hosts its first National Health Care Decisions Day event in the University Hospital walkway.
Proving that "giving feels good," representatives of the School of Health Related Professions (top) and the School of Medicine (bottom) enjoyed recognition for their support of the 2011 UMMC Cares campaign for the community.
As it marks its two-year anniversary this month, the congenital heart surgery team at Batson Children's Hospital has reason to celebrate.
A study of Mississippi youth who deliberately hurt themselves, and one of the first to examine self-harm accross several demographics, found behaviors such as hitting, burning, biting, banging and cutting extend to African-American teens, boys in particular.
With 28 years of experience working as a trauma nurse, mostly in adult and pediatric emergency departments, Kevin Beasley has seen and treated untold injuries both strange and extreme.
A recently published textbook on preterm birth edited and co-written by Dr. John Morrison, UMMC professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology, ties together a multi-specialty approach.
Dr. Margaret Nichols coats her husband Jonathon, a second year dental student, March 30 during the Class of 2014 American College of Dentists White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony symbolizes the students' transition to taking care of real patients. Dr. Nichols graduated from the School of Dentistry in 2010 and this was the first time a dental student's wife coated her husband.