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MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid | Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act
MHA Pursues Provider-Sponsored Health Plan for Medicaid

Nonprofit would compete against existing MCOs

If the Mississippi Hospital Association has its way, the state’s medical community may soon be taking the first steps toward a new healthcare model — one designed, ironically, to keep more people out of hospitals.


 
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage | Baptist Health Systems, rural hospitals
Baptist Health Systems Opens New Hospital in Carthage

Critical access facility also consolidates rural clinics

A new replacement hospital in a small community 30 miles east of Canton aims to maximize limited medical resources for the benefit of the rural population.


 
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers | Dr. Land Renfroe, Dr. Jeff Clark, InterStim®, Medtronic, Dr. Chuck Secrest
Providing Relief for OAB and FI Sufferers

Oxford physician leads region in InterStim procedures; the ‘go-to’ guy for urologists

OXFORD—When InterStim® therapy was FDA-approved in March 2011 for treating patients with fecal incontinence (FI) – 14 years after the federal agency approved it for use on overactive bladders (OAB) – only a scant number of specialty-trained urologists around the country began offering the innovative sacral neuromodulation therapy for bladder and bowel control.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD |  Hattiesburg Clinic, dermatology
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: William Waller III, MD

When William Waller III, MD, chose to enter medical school, it was a clear diversion from the path that had earned his family a place in Mississippi history.


 
MARKETING FOCUS

Personalized Messaging | Healthcare Marketing, Chris Bevolo, Target Marketing, Target Audience, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, ReviveHealth, Interval Health, Joe Public
Personalized Messaging

A marketing manifesto

With better understanding of the human genome, physicians and researchers have opened up exciting new lines of personalized medicine where providers deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and tailor treatments to fit a patient’s unique needs.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer | Cancer, Oncology, Cancer Death Rates, Mortality Rates, American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, Lung Cancer, Breast, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Margaret Foti, Julie Fleshman, John Seffrin, Precision Medicine Initiative
By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer

Death rates down, more work awaits

As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

March 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Title: COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Title: More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Title: CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Title: Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Title: Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Title: Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Elsewhere in Science, 27 March 2015 - ScienceCareers.org

Elsewhere in Science, 27 March 2015
ScienceCareers.org
Many of the articles appearing in Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, and Science require AAAS membership (AAAS is the publisher of Science Careers) or a site license. â–» Last year, we pointed to a ScienceInsider post by Kelly Servick ...

Posted Friday, March 27, 2015 5:43 pm CDT

Making the Rounds 3/25/15 - Leader-Telegram

Leader-Telegram

Making the Rounds 3/25/15
Leader-Telegram
AWARD WINNER: Dr. Erik Brodt of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is among the winners of a UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award. The Chippewa Falls area native is an assistant professor of family medicine and the director of the ...

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Posted Friday, March 27, 2015 10:43 am CDT

SLU Medical Students Celebrate Match Day 2015 with Family, Friends - Saint Louis University

SLU Medical Students Celebrate Match Day 2015 with Family, Friends
Saint Louis University
LOUIS - The first day of spring brought with it a world of new possibilities for 176 Saint Louis University School of Medicine fourth-year students as they participated in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). NRMP annually matches students with ...

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Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:03 pm CDT