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Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.

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Going Smoke-Free | MSMA, Dr. Steve Demetropoulos, Dr. Claude Brunson, Mississippi State Medical Association, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi.
Going Smoke-Free

Mississippi physicians lobby for smoking ban, aiming for 20,000 online petition signatures

Several years ago, a single mother of two schoolchildren making a living as a Waffle House waitress frequented an emergency room on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where emergency medicine specialist Steven Demetropoulos, MD, worked.


 
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’ | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
‘How Do We Pay for Healthy?’

Preventive care approach calls for transforming delivery model

Mrs. Jones wakes up in the morning and steps on her bathroom scale. She’s gained three pounds since yesterday.


 
Search Underway for UMMC’s Next Leader

Top post at Mississippi’s academic health center attractive to many

Mississippi’s healthcare community should know by early spring who will be stepping into leadership at the state’s academic health center.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD | Central Mississippi Medical Center, ob/gyn, gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Brown, MD

In the realm of robotic surgery, Jackson OB/GYN Samuel Brown, MD, has gone from skeptic to full-fledged prophet.


 
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOCUS

Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order | Income Tax, 2014 Tax Rules, Tax Extenders, 179 Depreciation, HORNE LLP, Tony Jones, Tax Accountant
Tax Time: Getting Your Financial House in Order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note.


 
PHARMACEUTICALS FOCUS

Urgent & Emergent

Getting new treatments through the FDA pipeline

On average, it takes 12 years and more than $500 million … sometimes significantly more … to move a new drug from bench to bedside in the United States.


 
Guest Writers

HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice: Part 4

A call to action

Editor’s note: This column is the final installment of a four-part series on healthcare leadership solutions.

 


 
Practice Management

Legislative Issues 2015

Three medical-related issues will likely be on the legislative forefront for 2015 – continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), performance penalties, and SGR Medicare payment reductions – that can have a significantly negative impact on physicians' revenue.


 
An Epidemic of Undertreatment in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Closing the Gap with Creative Clinical Initiatives

Cardiovascular disease (CV) kills more people than all types of cancer combined and while deaths caused by CV have declined steadily over the last two decades, the incidence of valvular heart disease has increased and is expected to double over the next 20 years.


 
Grand Rounds

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Title: More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Title: CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Title: E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Title: Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Title: Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Title: Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST


Where and how do retired oystermen eat and cook oysters? - AL.com

AL.com

Where and how do retired oystermen eat and cook oysters?
AL.com
... back of his hand and has a strong bond with the region's deep heritage of making a living off of what nature offers. Bates and his family have been tonging oysters, netting shrimp and catching fish for five generations, most of it spent in Heron ...

Posted Monday, December 22, 2014 8:47 am CST

Nation's Longest Kidney Transplant Chain Reaches 34 - Newswise (press release)

Nation's Longest Kidney Transplant Chain Reaches 34
Newswise (press release)
Kok's altruistic gift launched a chain of transplants that changed the lives of people in nine states — Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois and New Jersey — and even endured a January snowstorm that crippled ...

and more »
Posted Monday, December 22, 2014 10:32 am CST

Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals with highest rates of infections, injuries - SunHerald.com

SunHerald.com

Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals with highest rates of infections, injuries
SunHerald.com
In South Mississippi, Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport and Highland Community Hospital in Picayune were cited. Garden Park were given a score 7.075 out of 10, while Highland scored 8.65. A hospital was penalized for any score above 7. One out of ...

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Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 11:37 pm CST