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November
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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11/13/2014Batson Children’s Day signals new partnership with Jackson
Life as they knew it dramatically changed for Jackson parents Tony and Rosalind Yarber when they got a chilling diagnosis: Their baby, Toni...

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11/10/2014Looking after grieving family a priority for PICU staff
On November 6, Lauren and Wes Clay should’ve been celebrating their son John Pearson’s first birthday.Instead they visited the pediatric intensive...

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