For many coping with chronic diseases, there’s no one pill to make it all better. But transformative changes in lifestyle – better nutrition, more exercise, less stress, a positive outlook – can make all the difference. Experts at UMMC’s Center for Integrative Health are teaming to help patients find quality of life through emotional and physical support in coordination with primary or specialty care.
Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere.
After years of coming in 50th in the country, Mississippi has moved to 48th in Children’s overall well-being according to the latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report investigates numerous factors for health and wellbeing including how the state performs in child care, childhood immunization, immunization coverage, prenatal care, childhood obesity and preventive care.
Dr. Scott Coffey, UMMC professor emeritus of psychiatry who served on the Medical Center faculty since 2004, died April 9. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 13.
Five School of Population Health students have been chosen to participate in the first Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program, while the Jackson Free Clinic has received a gubernatorial honor from Volunteer Mississippi.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.