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Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients ...Read More



Current Mississippi Medical News

Decreasing Stroke Risk | Dr. Jim Stone, Patrick Clemens, Marsha Jones, North Mississippi Medical Center, NMMC, Boston Scientific, Atritech, Watchman, LAA.
Decreasing Stroke Risk

NMMC part of landmark study showing clot-blocking procedural option in LAA with mortality benefit over Coumadin

TUPELO—When 75-year-old Patrick Clemens of Amory signed on for a clinical research trial in 2012, he never expected national attention for being one of the first patients nationwide to receive Watchman®, an investigational device to prevent strokes in people with irregular heartbeats, his at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC).


 
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast
$50 Million UAB Grant Enhances Cancer Care in Southeast

Singing River Health System initiates Patient Care Connect

A $50 million grant awarded to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System in late 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services brings a new level of cancer care to the Mississippi coast’s Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.


 
Drive is on for Enrollees to COPD Research Network

It’s time to clear the air about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For the first time, the COPD Foundation gathered state-specific data that reveals Mississippi has one of the highest rates of COPD in America, with 7.9 percent of residents having COPD.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD | Pediatrics, NICU, Forrest General Hospital
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Randy Henderson, MD

It’s a phenomenon Randy Henderson, MD, has witnessed time and again: The power of a mother’s touch to help the tiniest baby grow and thrive.


 
DIABETES FOCUS

Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?


 
ICD-10 FOCUS

AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay | ICD-10, Coding & Billing, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA, American Medical Association, CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ICD-10 Implementation
AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay

The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

April 2014

 

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Title: Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Title: Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises
Title: Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
Title: No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Cyramza Approved for Stomach Cancer
Title: Cyramza Approved for Stomach Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety
Title: Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Forrest General selects first class for new residency program - Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

Forrest General selects first class for new residency program
Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
This residency program is the culmination of an almost four-year effort by Forrest General, the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the Mississippi State Legislature's Office of Physician Workforce ...
New Residency at FGHWHLT22

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Posted Friday, March 28, 2014 7:13 am CDT

Morning Memo: Senate debate moves to round 2 - News & Observer

Morning Memo: Senate debate moves to round 2
News & Observer
Richard Burr will speak to a Raleigh high school, attend a veterans event, visit a family medicine center and appear on WPTF radio at 4:30 p.m. ... Unlike Mr. Pryor, however, Ms. Hagan's approval rating, 44 percent, is the same as her disapproval number.

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:16 am CDT

How to Make Doctors Irrelevant - Daily Beast

How to Make Doctors Irrelevant
Daily Beast
When Dr. Terry Wahls accepted her new job as Chief of Primary Care at the Iowa VA Medical Center, she never could have guessed that her multiple sclerosis (MS) would be so bad within a few years that she would be spending most of her time in a tilt ...

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:48 am CDT