Mississippians in rural areas with few health care options may go undiagnosed for Hepatitis C because a provider doesn’t recognize or test for the disease. Project ECHO, a national initiative that joins medical experts and community providers for interactive videoconferences, is addressing the care gap by teaching providers how to screen for the disease and treat it at home.
Twenty-two faculty and staff were recognized for their success in gaining extramural funding and their contributions to the Medical Center’s research mission during the Office of Research's Excellence in Research Awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 25.
According to new findings from the Jackson Heart Study, about one-third of cardiovascular disease cases in African-Americans can be linked to high blood pressure. The paper, published in JAMA Cardiology, uses a new threshold for diagnosing hypertension that provides a better picture of who is at risk of developing related diseases.
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 Oct. 28-Nov. 3.