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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Statement 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: 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 anything with his talents. But he chose to stay in Mississippi and work to improve the health of its people, and his life of service was a testament to that. His impact on the medical community was immense. I was in residency at UMMC when he became the first African-American learner here. He later served Jackson and the state as a pediatrician for more than 40 years and co-founded the Jackson Medical Mall. Even in retirement, Aaron continued to be a friend to UMMC and a champion for the elimination of health disparities across Mississippi. He will be missed.

November is National #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth. Mississippi men suffer some of the nation’s highest rates of prostate cancer, a disease that can be detected and treated effectively. First and second year students in UMMC's School of Medicine partake in "no-shave November", or "Movember," to raise awareness and research funds for prostate cancer. An awards program happens at the end of the month to show off some of the 'staches that have accumulated over the month. Categories include Super Creepy Rob Lowe Award, Best Ron Swanson, Hipster Award, Daniel Day-Lewis Milkshake Mustache Award and the over-all award, Mr. Movember.

The MiracleHome will be given away on Dec. 6. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Only 6,000 tickets will be sold and someone will win the new home built at The Enclave in Ridgeland. Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.

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