CenterView: March 01, 2010
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Representatives of Trauma Team
When the media report news of an accident involving traumatic injuries, one of the following phrases is sure to follow: "transported to UMC," "airlifted to UMC," or "listed in serious condition at UMC." Emergency responders and community hospitals know the state's only level one trauma center is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, so when a life hangs in the balance, the patient comes here. Time is critical.
University of Mississippi Medical Center administrators named six faculty members to receive Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professorships, an honor recognizing significant research accomplishments and excellence in teaching.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ralph Didlake has been recognized as a standard-bearer for ethics and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
The 2010 Taste of the U attracted some 700 party-goers and raised $58,000 (and still counting) for the UMMC Alliance to use to benefit patients, students and programs at the Medical Center. BancorpSouth was a presenting sponsor this year.
Regular visits to the dentist's office can sometimes be a hassle for those struggling to balance a family life - whether taking the kids to soccer games or squeezing in an hour at the gym - with busy work weeks.
New evidence derived from a population study that included 500 Jacksonians indicates high blood pressure sustained over time is associated with progression of small-vessel disease in the brain, a condition linked to stroke and dementia.