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...

Batson Children’s Day signals new partnership with Jackson

Batson 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 Michelle, had ovarian cancer.But thanks to the care of pediatrician Dr. Gail Megason and her team at the...


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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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Pictures of health: Artwork on UMMC campus

Pictures of health: Artwork on UMMC campus

Art-loving donors and fund-raisers have been good to the Medical Center. Hundreds of works, including paintings, sculpture, stained glass panels, artisan furniture and more are displayed across campus – much of it created by Mississippi artists....


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