Cancer screening deemed life-changing for Brandon woman

Cancer screening deemed life-changing for Brandon woman

A cervical cancer diagnosis prompted Tomeka Harps of Brandon to become an advocate for screening, the procedure that detected her cancer and led to immediate treatment.Harps' cancer was discovered as part of the College of American Pathologists...

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Study: healthy heart now, healthy brain later

Study: healthy heart now, healthy brain later

A study published April 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people with two or more vascular disease risk factors during their 50s were three times more likely to have higher levels of amyloid plaque more than 20 years...

Legacy Lap honors those who gave gift of life

Legacy Lap honors those who gave gift of life

As her three children played around her, Jewel Bennett of Laurel remembered her fourth, a little boy who was with her in spirit Friday at the Legacy Lap, an annual gathering of organ transplant recipients and donor families at the Jackson Medical...

Rare procedure splits donor liver between two women

Rare procedure splits donor liver between two women

When Roda Barnes met a new friend Monday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she invited her into her room on the hospital floor reserved for transplant patients.“Come on in, Roda!” Barnes said.She wasn't talking to herself. Barnes not...

Learn resiliency to handle life’s stresses

Learn resiliency to handle life’s stresses

Bow up. Get with the program. Grin and bear it. It is what it is.Just deal with it.It's what people might tell you when you're facing an adversity or stress that leaves you in uncomfortable and extraordinary circumstances. The way you adapt or...


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Video: Over the Edge goes over 2016 total

Video: Over the Edge goes over 2016 total

Friends of Children’s Hospital’s rappelling fundraiser surpassed its first-year efforts, raising $189,699 for Batson Children’s Hospital. Participants, some with close ties to the state’s only children’s hospital, each collected more than $1,000 to travel from the top of the 14-story Trustmark building in downtown Jackson to terra firma below. Among the Edgers: Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, Superman and Elvis.

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Photos: Mascots spread school spirit at Batson

Photos: Mascots spread school spirit at Batson

Young fans of Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Jackson State University got a big dose of fun Friday afternoon when Rebel, Bully, Seymour and Wavee Dave, the universities’ mascots, romped through the lobby of Batson Children’s...


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Tomeka Harps came to a January cervical and breast cancer screening at UMMC because of a friend's insistence. Diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result of the screening, Harps now tells other women to “value life more” than the inconvenience of a screening.

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Johnny Nolden, right, of Cleveland is an artist and a creative mind – and he shared his talents with his caregivers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Nolden was treated for an infection, and before he was discharged and to show his appreciation for the care he received, he drew a caricature of registered nurse Jason Gates. “I draw when I feel good,” Nolden said.

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Thank you, Edgers! Friends of Children’s Hospital’s rappelling fundraiser surpassed its first-year efforts, raising $189,699 for Batson Children’s Hospital. Among the Edgers: Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, Superman, Elvis and Trustmark employees.

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