New guidelines: lower blood pressure for better health

New guidelines: lower blood pressure for better health

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommended last month to lower the threshold for diagnosing hypertension to 130 over 80 mmHg. The change adds more than 30 million to the number of Americans requiring treatment. UMMC experts discuss the change’s implications and what Medical Center clinicians and scientists are doing to help people improve their numbers.

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Photos: BankPlus Light A Light shines in new location

With construction of a new children’s tower starting soon, a holiday tradition moved from the front of Batson Children's Hospital to the Rainbow Garden. At the Friends of Children's Hospital fundraiser, Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant and patient K.J. Fields lit a 13-foot Christmas tree and, inside the Wiser cafeteria, Ballet Mississippi dancers treated patients, families and volunteers to a performance of scenes from “The Nutcracker.”

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Photos: BankPlus Light A Light shines in new location

New hires bolster family medicine, rad sciences faculty

New hires bolster family medicine, rad sciences faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

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