Families First Support Helps Advance Mississippi Literacy

Families First Support Helps Advance Mississippi Literacy

JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for MS, along with MS Community Education Center, has partnered with the MS Community College Board and Department of Human Services to offer ongoing high quality, professional early childhood development and technical assistance to childcare providers and families statewide through its Early Childhood Academy (ECA). According to the MS Department of Education, research shows that students who do not achieve grade level literacy by the Read more »
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May 18, 2019
UMMC Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings for Uninsured/ Underserved Women

UMMC Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings for Uninsured/ Underserved Women

JACKSON, Miss. – Uninsured and underinsured women ages 21 to 64 can register now for free cervical and breast cancer screenings to be offered Saturday, June 1 by the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute. The screenings, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Institute, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Jackson Medical Mall, are part of the College of American Pathologists Foundation See, Test and Treat program. Women Read more »
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May 18, 2019
U.S. Measles Outbreak Grows

U.S. Measles Outbreak Grows

JACKSON, Miss. – Since near eradication of the disease in 2000, the number of cases of measles reported in the U.S. since January 1, 2019 has grown to over 700 individual cases in 22 states (as of printing of this issue of Well-Being). Measles is a serious respiratory disease of the lungs and breathing tubes that starts with a high fever, followed soon after by a cough, runny nose, and red Read more »
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May 18, 2019
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No-Longer Recommended for Some Patients

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No-Longer Recommended for Some Patients

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently recommended that a daily 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin should no longer be given as a way to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in people older than 70 or any adult at an increased risk of bleeding. Research suggests continued aspirin use can cause severe bleeding and hemorrhaging. “Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without Read more »
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May 18, 2019
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in the news November is National Diabetes Month
Posted Thu 11/16/2017 4:04AM

JACKSON, Miss. – During November, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi conducts an educational campaign targeting those with diabetes (approximately 373.000 read more »

Innovative Hip and Knee Replacements Deliver Quality Outcomes and Reduced Costs
Posted Thu 11/16/2017 4:02AM

JACKSON, Miss. – Since 2015, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and its Outpatient Orthopaedic Centers of Excellence have read more »

UMMC Named Baby-Friendly Birth Facility
Posted Thu 11/16/2017 4:00AM

JACKSON, Miss. – University Medical Center was recently awarded the designation of Baby Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA, the read more »

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