Organ donation leaves lasting legacy

Organ donation leaves lasting legacy

It meant the world, Liz Wroten said, to stand close to Linda Amos last week and watch a swath of balloons float slowly toward the heavens.After all, the heart of Wroten's son Chase beats today in Amos' chest.

CSI: UMMC - Toxicologists ID'ing over-spiced drug compounds

CSI: UMMC - Toxicologists ID'ing over-spiced drug compounds

As the state struggles to get a grip on residents sickened by synthetic drugs often called "spice," officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are doing more than treating some of these patients - they're helping identify the...

Study finds gene affecting thinking skills

Study finds gene affecting thinking skills

An international team of researchers, including investigators from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), has identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing — a first step on a complicated road to understand cognitive...

No falling down on the job: Patient care team garners safety award

No falling down on the job: Patient care team garners safety award

When a patient hits his buzzer on University Hospital's 5 North, a staff member dedicated to answering calls for help bustles to his bedside. It's just one facet of a program instituted in September 2014 by 5 North nurse manager Cissy Bailey as she...

Health-care innovator Joyce Caracci squeezes most from life, careers

Health-care innovator Joyce Caracci squeezes most from life, careers

Joyce Caracci spent much of her career watching people who were near death or trying to avoid it. If her work in hospitals and hospice left her with no illusions about dying, it also inspired in her a joy of living. At 82, the self-described...


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The most high-tech egg hunt ever

The most high-tech egg hunt ever

Members of the local FBI Citizens Academy brought some sophisticated equipment to help Batson Children’s Hospital patients hunt Easter Eggs last week. Patients tried on FBI gear, checked out a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle and found eggs using the group’s high-tech bomb and suspect-finding gadgets.

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Photos: Day at the Derby hat competition

Photos: Day at the Derby hat competition

University Transplant Guild, a non-profit fundraising organization founded to assist with the needs of UMMC's transplant programs, sponsored a Design a Derby Hat competition on campus. UMMC departments were asked to design and create a creative and...


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Dr. Kristi Henderson, chief telehealth and innovation officer at UMMC, is no stranger to speaking about UMMC Center for Telehealth on a national stage, including her recent foray as a featured speaker during the TEDxJackson forum last November. On Tuesday, Henderson will go before the United States Senate's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet -- and subcommittee co-chairman Senator Roger Wicker -- at 9 a.m. central time to discuss the successes and challenges facing the implementation of telehealth in rural settings.

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Joyce Caracci, pictured below holding a photo taken on January 1, 1964 during the world's first heart transplant, performed by UMMC's Dr. James Hardy, was a suture nurse in the operating room on that historic night. So was her colleague and dear friend Ruby Wilson, pictured below right with Caracci. Caracci devoted her life to the care of others, including founding what would become Mississippi's largest home health-care provider, Sta-Home, and many inventions that make life better for patients and easier for their caregivers.

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1, 2, 3, Go!! To celebrate #DonateLife Month, transplant recipients and family members of donors who gave the Gift of Life released balloons during an annual picnic given in their honor. Donate Life Mississippi

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RT @msdh: Blue Bell ice cream products, recalled nationwide, could cause illness or death. Avoid all Blue Bell products: HealthyMS.com/page/23,16301,…

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Via @SenatorWicker - Wicker Examines Ways to Expand #Telehealth Nationwide: 1.usa.gov/1HRnZbd @UMMCTelehealth #HealthIT

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Did you miss Dr. Kristi Henderson's opening testimony to @SenatorWicker subcomm on #telehealth? Watch it here: bit.ly/1HQGtZt

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.@UMMCTelehealth Dir. Dr. Kristi Henderson is showing why UMMC and Miss. are national leaders in #telehealth use.

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Happening right now: @UMMCTelehealth Dir. Dr. Kristi Henderson talks to U.S. Senate subcomm about #telehealth: 1.usa.gov/1E6k7lc

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