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
Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

Beware the Striking Danger How to Avoid the Hazards of Summer Lightning

By Jim Pollard, Public Affairs Manager, American Medical Response Central Mississippi Lightning is one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena – and one of its deadliest, particularly in the Deep South. According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes about 300 people in the U.S. each year, killing about 30. For every death, many more are injured and some are left with lifelong disabilities such as intense pain, nerve damage and depression. Beware! Read more »
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July 06, 2018
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UMMC Transplants Reached Record High in 2016
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