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April
4/11/2014Just for women: Heart clinic a place for support, understanding | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When it comes to heart disease, women need to be seen, and women need to be believed, Mississippi’s first female interventional...

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4/9/2014New procedure at UMMC a boon for lung cancer detection | (PDF)
Photos and video can be found here.JACKSON, Miss. – More lung cancer patients could be saved by a new diagnostic procedure available at the...

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4/8/2014Groundbreaking partnership transforms Children's behavioral and mental health | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The Children’s Collaborative, a transformative partnership announced today between the University of Mississippi Medical Center...

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4/7/2014As Fugate quadruplets grow, three enjoying first bottles | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Eight weeks after their premature birth, two of Kimberly and Craig Fugate’s identical quadruplets popped a celebratory bottle.

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4/7/2014Groundbreaking partnership to transform Children's Behavioral Health
WHAT: The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Mississippi Children’s Home Services (MCHS) to announce new partnership, The...
4/3/2014With Homerun Project, it’s a brand-new ballgame for science teachers
Key points:Teach students the value of making healthy choicesTeach students the consequences of making poor health choicesTeach students where to...

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4/3/2014Grad school to bring fun science to kids during Discovery U DAY at Mississippi Children's Museum | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Children and their families can discover the exciting world of biomedical science during Discovery U Day at the Mississippi...
4/2/2014UMMC to offer free oral cancer screenings April 23 | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Free screenings for oral cancer will be offered at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Clinic in the Jackson...
4/1/2014Pinwheels, virtual and visual, promote child abuse prevention | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Blue pinwheels, signifying April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are popping up across the map, both virtually and at a...

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March
3/28/2014New SHRP program looks to increase minority interest | (PDF)
Mere weeks after enrolling its first cohort participants, the Healthcare Equity and Leadership Institute (HELI) in the School of Health Related...

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3/21/2014UMMC med students learn their future on residency Match Day | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Medical students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center discovered today where they will spend the next three to seven...

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3/21/2014Subaru “Shares the Love” with Friends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. –  Paul Moak Subaru in Jackson recently presented a $3,000 check to Friends of Children’s Hospital. The money was raised during...

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3/20/2014Jackson Prep seniors donate Pounding the Pavement race proceeds for cancer research at UMMC | (PDF)
Photos can be found here.JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson Preparatory School senior class of 2014 on Thursday donated $14,360.11 to further research at...

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3/19/2014NMMC, Batson Children's Hospital Collaboration Brings Pediatric Subspecialist to Tupelo | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Jessica Sparks Lilley, a pediatric endocrinologist on the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Batson...

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3/7/2014More than 38 Groups Benefit from SON Students’ 3,200 Hours of Service | (PDF)
Conducting blood pressure and BMI screenings, administering flu vaccinations, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and teaching health classes...

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3/6/2014USDA, ARC select UMMC for telehealth grant to serve Appalachian counties | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The United States Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission have selected the University of Mississippi...

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3/5/2014HIV specialist Gay pleased Mississippi Baby case raised physician awareness | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Hannah Gay, the University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric HIV physician who treated the Mississippi Baby with an early...
3/4/2014One year later, Mississippi baby remains free of HIV | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Hannah Gay, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics, reports the following:
3/4/2014UMMC cardiologist leads only heart program of its kind in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi native Dr. Michael R. McMullan has returned to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to direct a program...

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3/3/2014Emergency Medicine Report Card scores Mississippi as best in Southeast | (PDF)
Mississippi’s emergency care environment outranked all other Southeastern states and placed 26th out of 51 overall, according to a report from the...

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February
2/28/2014Statement on Mr. Walter Williams | (PDF)
Mr. Walter Williams, a Lexington resident receiving home-hospice care for end-stage cardiovascular disease and multiple underlying ailments, arrived...
2/19/2014Medical Center's Taste of the U party to support patient needs with food, fun and costumes | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s homage to food and fun-raising, Taste of the U, will return for its 24th year with...

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2/14/2014Odds of four: "incalculable" | (PDF)
“There are more feet.” Those words, spoken by Kim Fugate’s physician during delivery, first alerted her she was having quadruplets. She and husband,...

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2/7/2014UMMC Grenada welcomed into medical center family during ceremony | (PDF)
GRENADA, Miss. – During a noontime ceremony, physicians, nurses, executives and leaders from the City of Grenada, community, county, state and...

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2/7/2014Give Kids A Smile Day 2014 | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Some 800 Jackson-area elementary school students went on a field trip to get their teeth cleaned – some for the first time – during...

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2/6/2014Warm blanket, new heart for Port Gibson woman
When cardiac patient Sharon Mackey goes home, she’ll take with her at least two mementos from her stay at UMMC, she said: “a warm blanket and a warm...

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2/5/2014Putt to lead UMMC's hospitals in Grenada, Lexington | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – David Putt, an experienced hospital executive who has run health-care organizations large and small, has been appointed chief...

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January
1/23/2014New telehealth program assists diabetes patients in Delta | (PDF)
Innovative Public-Private Partnership Will Expand Access to Quality Care for Patients across Mississippi January 23, 2014 – JACKSON, Miss. –...

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1/13/2014UMMC nurse educator earns coveted leadership training slot | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Kimberly Rowzee, a nurse educator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has won acceptance to an exclusive, year-long...

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1/13/2014UMMC PLANS TO EXPAND AIRCARE SERVICE, REACH PATIENTS SOONER, WITH NEW HELICOPTER IN GRENADA | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly...

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