Alzheimer’s care offered via UMMC’s telehealth program

Alzheimer’s care offered via UMMC’s telehealth program

A desire for equal access to health care, combined with a shortage of physicians in rural areas, helped spawn the creation of telehealth – or virtual health care – in Mississippi.

Rare pediatric heart procedure debuts at UMMC

Rare 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 surgery Nov. 10 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Batson Children’s Hospital, what...

The missing link: Research weighs obesity for dementia risks

The missing link: Research weighs obesity for dementia risks

Two of the nation’s biggest health issues – obesity and dementia – are the target of the latest investigation to come from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Specifically, Dr. Gwen Windham is looking for evidence of obesity as a...

More funding needed to ‘turn the tide’ of Alzheimer’s, leader says

More 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 University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday to share updates from the association with local...

UMMC’s new head chaplain directs comfort, caring

UMMC’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 Center, she comforts the families of babies born far too soon. She hugs those being treated for...


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Arts and crafts day with Batson patients at Sanderson Farms Championship

Arts and crafts day with Batson patients at Sanderson Farms Championship

Batson Children's Hospital patients and the wives of PGA pros competing in the Sanderson Farms Championship at Jackson Country Club November 6-9, 2014 came together to paint ceiling tiles for Mississippi's only children's hospital. Also joining in on the fun were some of the pros competing in the tournament and some Mississippi-based Saintsations, the New Orleans Saints cheerleading team.

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Cajun cuisine spices up Grad School holiday party

Cajun cuisine spices up Grad School holiday party

Every year Dr. Joey Granger, dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, cooks up a holiday feast, complete with his secret Cajun recipes. During this year’s Holiday Open House, guests sampled delicacies including shrimp Creole,...


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One of the nation’s leaders in providing health assessments via computer, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is branching out to offer patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia another way to access medical specialists.

Within two hours of having major heart surgery, 2-year-old Abigail Morgan was watching "Frozen" with her family. Two days after that, she was giving her surgeon, Dr. Ali Dodge-Khatami, a high five for a job well done.

Congratulations to Tammy Fordham Bell, a UMMC educator based in the MS Delta. She's been named a Rural Health Champion by UMMC's Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Thursday, Nov. 20 is National #RuralHealthDay.

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Two hours after major heart surgery, 2yo Abigail was up and dishing out high fives: bit.ly/1y7MMT9