Hugh Smith was condemned to a dialysis machine 10 hours a night before a complete stranger volunteered to be his living donor. Smith received a kidney years sooner than would have had he not taken part in what's called a kidney chain. Although the kidney Smith received Feb. 18 didn't come from the man who had offered to give him one, the donor chain the volunteer's selfless act created ensured multiple people got a life-saving organ.
UMMC-led research suggests about 118,000 Mississippi children had COVID-19-specific antibodies by mid-September 2020, more than 10 times higher than PCR test-confirmed case counts. The study illustrates the importance of sticking to current preventive measures.
If you’ve had the feeling that something was missing this winter, you’re feeling is right. While the seasonal flu wasn’t entirely wiped out in the U.S., the virus that usually sickens millions of Americans each year did not exactly flourish. To find reasons for this phenomenon, you may have to look no further than, among other things, your masked face and that bottle of sanitizer in your pocket.
If the dark days of winter get you down, you’re not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depression-like condition that distresses some 10 million Americans, including many in relatively sunny Mississippi, UMMC experts say.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following addition to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of March 1-7.