For years, in its building in west Jackson, the Jackson Free Clinic has served people without medical insurance and those without homes. But, more and more, its student volunteers have packed up their blood pressure cuffs, lancets, COVID vaccines and more, bringing free health care services out to the people and communities that need them most.
The UMMC respiratory care team is working hard to recruit respiratory therapists as many are leaving the profession due to burnout, and others are being recruited by the lucrative travel market. On top of that, only a handful of state community colleges offer the two-year program, and not enough graduate each year to make up the loss.
With opioid overdose numbers in this country breaking annual records, more and better treatment for substance abuse and addictions are desperately needed. The Medical Center’s new Center for Innovation and Discovery in Addictions, or CIDA, is bringing together researchers, educators and providers to produce new drugs that will deter those addicted from continuing that behavior and to bring the most effective treatments into clinics and exam rooms.
No matter the holiday, overeating looms when the table is laden with traditional meals and desserts. Medical Center experts are giving tips on how to navigate both one-time and frequent overeating so that you can live your healthiest life.
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.