Clinic provides swift pain relief for sickle cell patients

Clinic provides swift pain relief for sickle cell patients

When registered nurse Tyrah Hickman cares for sickle-cell patients at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she can feel the agony of the pain crises that accompany the blood disease.Hickman has been there before. Diagnosed with sickle cell...

Cancer patient gets Dream vacation

Cancer patient gets Dream vacation

For Clinton resident Scott Mellon, a trip to Universal Studios in Florida is a chance to make some cherished memories with his family.Recently, UMMC staff and Dream Foundation representatives joined Mellon to celebrate one of his wishes: a vacation...

Tackling sports injuries quickly key to recovery, UMMC experts tell coaches

Tackling sports injuries quickly key to recovery, UMMC experts tell coaches

The force of a tackle throws a 16-year-old wide receiver backward, his head, encased in a helmet, striking the ground.The young player, wanting to stay in the game, tries to hide his dizziness. The actions and insight of his coaches, trainers and...

Patients receiving promising melanoma therapy closer to home

Patients receiving promising melanoma therapy closer to home

It started out, years ago, as a little freckle.But as the spot on Carol Stegall's foot over time grew larger and different in appearance, it worried her to the point that in 2008, the Terry resident visited her family physician.He performed a...

AirCare 3 increases critical care access for north Mississippi

AirCare 3 increases critical care access for north Mississippi

Abby Williams had never been sick a day in her life.But when the 11-year-old from Mathiston began having seizures last August, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Abby had the growth removed in November at the University of Mississippi Medical...


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Video: New AirCare base cuts response time to North Mississippi

Video: New AirCare base cuts response time to North Mississippi

When Mississippians fall gravely ill or are seriously injured, UMMC comes to them in the form of AirCare, the state’s most advanced medical helicopter transport. The Medical Center’s newest aircraft, AirCare 3, is now located at Airbus Helicopters behind Golden Triangle Regional Airport, expanding the statewide fleet from two to three aircraft. AirCare 3 brings north Mississippi residents quicker access to the critical care they need, including at Mississippi’s only Level 1 trauma center located at UMMC in Jackson

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Photos: Jackson Motor Speedway visits Children's

Photos: Jackson Motor Speedway visits Children's

Revving motors and cars that look fast even when they’re standing still accelerated activities at Batson Children’s Hospital Thursday afternoon, when five cars from Jackson Motor Speedway were driven to the hospital so patients and families could...


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