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November
11/26/2014Statement from Dr. James E. Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine on the passing of Dr. Aaron Shirley: | (PDF)
I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Dr. Aaron Shirley.Aaron was a very wise and caring man who could have gone anywhere and done...

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11/25/2014Researchers uncover clues to memory performance in international genetic study
In the largest study of the genetics of memory ever undertaken, an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of...

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11/24/2014Be grateful for your blessings – and your health will thank you | (PDF)
Many of us give thanks at Thanksgiving as we feast on turkey and dressing and count not just our calories, but our blessings.

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11/24/2014Alzheimer’s care offered via UMMC’s telehealth program | (PDF)
A desire for equal access to health care, combined with a shortage of physicians in rural areas, helped spawn the creation of telehealth – or...

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11/20/2014UMMC Delta-based health educator is Rural Health Champion
Every day at South Delta Middle School in Anguilla, Tammy Fordham Bell tries to fill the gap in health-care services and education in a rural Delta...

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11/20/2014Rare pediatric heart procedure debuts at UMMC
Abigail Morgan’s mama and daddy knew early on she’d need heart surgery to repair life-threatening defects.But when the 2-year-old was wheeled into...

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11/19/2014The missing link: Research weighs obesity for dementia risks | (PDF)
Two of the nation’s biggest health issues – obesity and dementia – are the target of the latest investigation to come from the University of...

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11/17/2014Vacant UMMC rehab facility to be repurposed as Ebola unit
A decommissioned patient-care building at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is being retrofitted as an isolation and treatment unit in...
11/17/2014More funding needed to ‘turn the tide’ of Alzheimer’s, leader says
A representative from the world’s leading volunteer organization devoted to the care, support and research of Alzheimer’s disease visited the...
11/17/2014Contact lens care matters – better safe than sorry
Dr. Bo Huang, UMMC associate professor of ophthalmology and director of cornea service, specializes in cornea, external diseases and refractive...

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11/13/2014Finding: Sickle cell trait in African-Americans tied to higher kidney disease risk
African-Americans carrying a genetic sickle cell trait face up to a twofold risk increase for chronic kidney disease, according to a paper published...

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11/13/2014UMMC’s new head chaplain directs comfort, caring
Every day, Doris Whitaker goes where many people don’t have the strength, or desire, or expertise, to go.At the University of Mississippi Medical...

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