Surgeon General Visits Mississippi to Discuss Measures to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Surgeon General Visits Mississippi to Discuss Measures to Stem the Opioid Crisis

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Jerome Adams, the nation’s 20th U.S. Surgeon General visited Mississippi in May to bring the message of the importance of greater access to the opioid-reversion drug naloxone to help reduce overdose deaths. During a visit to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Adams noted, “It takes about four minutes before irreversible brain injury happens from an opioid overdose. Anyone ever see an ambulance arrive in four minutes? Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Good News for Some Breast Cancer Patients – No Chemo Needed

Good News for Some Breast Cancer Patients – No Chemo Needed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A major international study recently concluded that many women with early-stage breast cancer who normally would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not actually need it. “We can spare thousands and thousands of women from getting toxic treatment that really wouldn’t benefit them,” said Dr. Ingrid A. Mayer, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an author of the study. “This is very powerful. It really changes the standard of Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Entergy Warns of Electrical Safety Hazards Around Docks and Marinas

Entergy Warns of Electrical Safety Hazards Around Docks and Marinas

JACKSON, Miss. – As a part of its outreach and education efforts to promote electrical safety and prevent injuries and deaths, Entergy Mississippi provides the following recommendations courtesy of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFL.org). According to Mara Hartmann, Entergy Mississippi spokesperson, most people are not aware of the dangers of electricity around docks, marinas and peers. “You should never swim near a marina or near a boat when it’s running,” Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Illnesses from Ticks, Mosquitos and Fleas Triple Since 2004

Illnesses from Ticks, Mosquitos and Fleas Triple Since 2004

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that diseases transmitted through the bites of blood-feeding ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas are a "growing public health problem" in the United States. Reported cases of what are called vector-borne diseases have more than tripled nationwide, growing from 27,388 cases reported in 2004 to a whopping 96,075 cases reported in 2016, according to the Vital Signs report published by the Read more »
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July 06, 2018
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in the news Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS Foundation names 2017 Healthiest Hometowns
Posted Wed 09/13/2017 9:22PM

In continuing its efforts to support a healthy Mississippi, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation announced four read more »

New Capital Orthopaedic Center under construction in Flowood
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Benson Construction and Masonry has recently started construction on a new clinic and outpatient surgery center for Capital Orthopaedic and read more »

LeFleur Museum District to Host the 2017 MS Science Fest in September
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JACKSON, Miss. – The 2017 Mississippi Science Fest presented by C Spire is slated for September 22 -23 in Jackson’s read more »

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