Painful sore throats had been a lifelong problem for Laurel resident Greg Meadows, but a throat cancer diagnosis meant surgery to remove a malignancy in a hard-to-reach area. Instead of cutting through his jaw to access his throat, UMMC surgeons used a flexible robotic device with an attached scope to go through his mouth and wind around to reach the affected area.
Living with HIV has its challenges, including access to health care and the stigma associated with the infection. HIV-infected people who also struggle with substance abuse can have a tougher time keeping their disease suppressed. UMMC's “Helping HAND” program, offered through the Adult Special Care Clinic, gives those patients a boost to kick their addictions.
UMMC is recognized as one of the healthiest workplaces in Mississippi. Institutional leaders know the importance of encouraging Medical Center employees to live healthy lives at home - and at work. Ten tips can help everyone develop healthy habits on the job.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Sept. 9-15.