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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session. ...Read More



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New Laws Taking Effect July 1 |  Gov. Phil Bryant, Tim Moore, Mississippi Hospital Association, 2014 Mississippi Legislature.
New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Healthcare leaders report successful session for medical-related bills

The 2014 Mississippi Legislature kept pace with a steady diet of healthcare bills during the 90-day session.


 
Balancing a Fruitful Plate | Tim Moore, Humana, Magnolia, United Healthcare, UMMC, Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Legislature.
Balancing a Fruitful Plate

Tim Moore brings fresh energy to role as state’s lead hospital advocate

MADISON—Tim Moore is constantly firing on all cylinders, with an energy that moves seamlessly from one controversial issue to another concerning Mississippi hospitals.


 
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans
UMMC Senior Leader Announces Transition Plans

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, has announced he will step down from his role at the end of the next academic year, June 30, 2015. Keeton has served in the position since July 2009, the first six months on an interim basis.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD | University of Mississippi Medical Center, cardiac electrophysiology, pacemaker, defibrillator
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD

From the young patient with an abnormal heart rhythm to an older one needing a pacemaker, it’s the diversity of patients and procedures that keeps Troy E. Rhodes, MD, PhD, engaged.


 
HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE 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.


 
PEDIATRICS HEALTH FOCUS

Grade: Needs Improvement
Grade: Needs Improvement

Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity

Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.

The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

July 2014

 

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says
Title: It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
Title: Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Title: Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
Title: Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods
Title: Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes
Title: Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents - Rome News-Tribune

Floyd Family Medicine Residency names new chief residents
Rome News-Tribune
He earned his medical doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and the ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:56 pm CDT

The Louisiana Swamp Doctor Gained Distinction as a Chronicler of the ... - Forbes

The Louisiana Swamp Doctor Gained Distinction as a Chronicler of the ...
Forbes
Perhaps the most extraordinary member of our family was Henry Clay Lewis, the 7th child of David Lewis and Rachel Salomon Lewis, born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1825. ... Offered a quarter to carry someone's luggage to a Mississippi River steamer ...

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:34 pm CDT

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker - Esquire

Esquire

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker
Esquire
In light of Tuesday's court ruling against a Mississippi law that would close the last abortion clinic in the state, we are releasing a profile a doctor who works there from our next issue, which has yet to appear on newsstands. ... restrictive ...
Ruling keeps Mississippis only abortion clinic open Obamacare 'origination ...Politico

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Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:10 pm CDT