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Note to former NFL players: Don’t “pass” on regular health checks

Note to former NFL players: Don’t “pass” on regular health checks

You’re a former NFL player living in Mississippi, and injuries you suffered decades ago on the field might still be making life miserable. Or, you are injury-free, but other chronic conditions can be life-threatening. And, it could be that because you feel fine, you’re not getting regular checkups like you should. The National Football League Players Association, the Living Heart Foundation and UMMC’s University Heart partnered Saturday to offer those athletes an array of health evaluations to give them good information on what areas of their health need attention.

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See, Test and Treat provides free cancer screenings for 60 women

See, Test and Treat provides free cancer screenings for 60 women

Uninsured and underinsured women received free screenings for breast, cervical and oral cancers, and same-day results, thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the College of American Pathologists Foundation and several UMMC departments.

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For patients and trainees alike, rural dermatology clinic has their back

Since opening five years ago, UMMC Dermatology-Louisville has moved up and out – upward in numbers of patients and outward to a new, larger location. Its influence now reaches well beyond Winston County, not only in the practice of rural medicine, but also in the realm of education as the site of the only dermatology training program of its kind.

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For patients and trainees alike, rural dermatology clinic has their back

Children’s Heart Center one of select few to access newly approved heart valve

Children’s Heart Center one of select few to access newly approved heart valve

A newly approved heart valve can be placed through a catheter-based procedure instead of open-heart surgery, giving patients at the Children’s Heart Center at Children’s of Mississippi a less-invasive treatment option with a shorter recovery.

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Photos: UMMC students one step closer to health sciences careers

Whether they’re new or a fourth-year, learners at the Medical Center are on a journey that will take them through classrooms, labs, clinics and hospitals. Students in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, Population Health and Pharmacy have started fall classes and taken the campus by storm.

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Photos: UMMC students one step closer to health sciences careers

UMMC faculty members receive kudos

UMMC faculty members receive kudos

Medical Center faculty and staff often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic or medical achievements. These accolades place UMMC among health science centers worldwide.

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Upcoming Events

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

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Upcoming Events

New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

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UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of August 22 – 28.

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UMMC staff receive service recognition
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