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Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer

Baptist Medical Center is Mississippi’s only hospital combining superDimensionTM technology with CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment and diagnosis

When cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Koury, MD, joined Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as director of thoracic surgery in 2010, his mission was to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients. ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer | Dr. Michael Koury, Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Kyle Hogarth, EBUS, endobronchial ultrasound, superDimensionTM System, Covidien, Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy.
Pairing Technology for Better Access to Lung Cancer

Baptist Medical Center is Mississippi’s only hospital combining superDimensionTM technology with CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment and diagnosis

When cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Koury, MD, joined Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as director of thoracic surgery in 2010, his mission was to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.


 
Controlling Asthma | Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act, The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014, Asthma Capitals 2014, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, AAFA, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Phil Bryant.
Controlling Asthma

Mississippi part of CDC’s National Asthma Control Program; takes other measures to improve outcomes

This year, Metro Jackson was elevated slightly in “The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014,” sliding five spots to No. 42, according to “Asthma Capitals 2014,” the 11th annual research project released by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Brian Condit, MD | Physical medicine and rehabilitation, North Mississippi Medical Center, North Mississippi Health Systems, Tupelo
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Brian Condit, MD

This year, Tupelo physician Brian Condit, MD, will be learning customer-service concepts from the Ritz-Carlton hotel company and gleaning efficiency ideas from a food-processing business in Minnesota.


 
PHYSICIAN/HOSPITAL ALIGNMENT FOCUS

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Paul Keckley
Partnering in a New Paradigm

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”


 
ORTHO & SPORTS MEDICINE FOCUS

NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions
NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.


 
Guest Writers

Changes & Opportunities for Small Employers under ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings about significant healthcare reform changes, as well as opportunities for small employers in 2014.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS: The Price of Not Nice

How negative physician behaviors impact the bottom line

Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”


 
Grand Rounds

August 2014

 

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Title: Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Title: Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Title: Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells
Title: Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Title: Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds
Title: High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Join the Conversation - Hattiesburg American

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Hattiesburg American
... assisting with surgeries in the operating room, Primeaux and Wilkinson — along with four other physicians — are cutting their teeth in Mississippi's newest family medicine residency program, which welcomed its inaugural class of six residents in ...

Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 9:36 am CDT

With funds for physician training set to expire, rural doctor shortage persists - TheNewsTribune.com

TheNewsTribune.com

With funds for physician training set to expire, rural doctor shortage persists
TheNewsTribune.com
University of Washington graduate Aaron Rhyner is one of the new crop of doctors, using a federal grant in Washington state, that aims to get more physicians to work in underserved parts of the country. Rhyner, 29, gave Julianne Lapointe, 8, of Tacoma ...

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:14 pm CDT

Switchback stays true to American and Irish roots music - Herald & Review

Switchback stays true to American and Irish roots music
Herald & Review
McCormack was by no means born on the Emerald Isle, but he does maintain Irish dual Irish citizenship, owing to family who still reside there. Today he lives in Chicago, ... The vocalist McCormack, however, was a student of roots music rather than ...

Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 2:43 am CDT