It could be a pregnant woman who fears she's going into premature labor, or perhaps feverish from a urinary tract infection. It could be an ovarian cancer patient who's exhausted and dehydrated from the rigors of treatment.
Instead of going to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Emergency Department, she has another option: The Women's Urgent Care Center at UMMC, which recently reopened on the ground floor of the Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants after being relocated for six months during a complete remodeling.
Mississippi has 1,361 practicing dentists. Of those, 78 are orthodontists. Of those, 14 percent are female. Of those, only one is African-American: Dr. Chandra Minor, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
Freddie Green Jr. and his father share a lot of things: A good name, a home in Greenville, a newfound love of mule deer hunting, and a joint battle against cancer.
A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.