With the creation of the Mississippi Burn Center, the Medical Center is filling a significant gap in health care for the state. These patients need multidisciplinary care, something the many specialists at the state’s only academic medical center stand ready to provide.
The first revised set of guidelines to treat obesity in children and teenagers in more than 15 years adds approved diet drugs and surgery to the list of possible solutions. Still, primary care providers stress a balanced approach of exercise, lifestyle changes and family involvement.
About 45 times monthly, the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services pediatric transport team drives to a hospital out in the state to pick up a critically ill child and take them to the state’s academic medical center for the highest level of care statewide. And when minutes count, Stephen Wray and other critical care nurses and paramedics meet another ambulance at the halfway point to transfer care of a very sick or injured patient.
One of the best ways to control or prevent diabetes is losing weight. It’s so important that the American Diabetes Association has upped the standard – just one of the new or revised guidelines recently released by the ADA. These recommendations for diabetes care are the result of new medications, a greater emphasis on social factors, and more.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of January 23 - 29.