New 'ears' for hearing-impaired son give Brandon family a jump-start

New 'ears' for hearing-impaired son give Brandon family a jump-start

Instead of soaking in the sweetness of her newborn son, Marlee Weir was praying he would suffer only hearing loss.That’s because sometime before birth, her son Reece became infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV). After a normal pregnancy, he was born...

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Congressional Briefing Highlights Role of AMC's

Oct 14, 2014
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When you're put in hospital isolation

Sep 30, 2014
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UMMC, Mayo Clinic collaborate to help patients

Oct 5, 2014
The Clarion-Ledger
Waist size tops BMI as obesity measure, experts say

Waist size tops BMI as obesity measure, experts say

One of the biggest health issues facing Mississippi and the nation is obesity, yet the way the problem is measured remains debated.While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has popularized the Body Mass Index, a formula using a person’s...

Diabetic no more: Patient gets state's first isolated pancreas transplant

Diabetic no more: Patient gets state's first isolated pancreas transplant

Ask brittle diabetic Nancy Smith why she opted for a pancreas transplant, a rare procedure not without risk or potentially devastating complications, and she’ll tell you about her heart.

Despite cutbacks, discovery enterprise nearly doubles last year’s funding

Despite cutbacks, discovery enterprise nearly doubles last year’s funding

During one of the most competitive times to access funding from one of the nation’s largest research sponsors, the University of Mississippi Medical Center has received more awards and more money than the previous year.

UMMC's ACT Center helps patients kick tobacco, make homes smoke-free

UMMC's ACT Center helps patients kick tobacco, make homes smoke-free

Jackson resident Veronica Lane started smoking when she was 12, and it took the better part of 40 years for her to get tobacco out of her life for good.


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Mass casualty drill helps sharpen disaster response skills

Mass casualty drill helps sharpen disaster response skills

The event staged by UMMC’s Mississippi Center for Emergency Services caps a three-day training course for professionals from fire protection services, law enforcement, disaster management, emergency medical services, public health, medical and nursing staff. It’s a component of the core curriculum of the Advanced Disaster Life Support training course provided by UMMC.

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AirCare photos by Miss. Development Authority

AirCare photos by Miss. Development Authority

A photographer from the Mississippi Development Authority visited the UMMC campus September 2014 to get shots that could potentially be used in state- and nation-wide advertising for the State of Mississippi.These are shots from the morning the...


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Welcome to campus to West Lauderdale High School's healthcare and clinical sciences class. These future medical professionals are touring campus today.

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