MSDH Public Health Lab Confirms First Flu Case of 2019-2020 Season Pediatric Flu Vaccine Now Available at All County Health Departments

MSDH Public Health Lab Confirms First Flu Case of 2019-2020 Season Pediatric Flu Vaccine Now Available at All County Health Departments

JACKSON, Miss. – On October 23, 2019 the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2019-2020 flu season. “Although last year’s flu season was not particularly severe,” said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “Nationwide, the 2017-2018 flu season killed 183 children, three of whom were in Mississippi, and an estimated 80,000 adults. Influenza is a serious illness that should not be Read more »
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November 17, 2019
Mississippi Children’s Museum breaks ground on Meridian Satellite

Mississippi Children’s Museum breaks ground on Meridian Satellite

Meridian, Miss – The Mississippi Children’s Museum broke ground on its first satellite campus October 28, 2019 in Meridian, MS. Construction is now underway on the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian (MCM-Meridian) which is located on an eight-acre site on 22nd Avenue. It will include a 25,000 square foot state of the art facility featuring 9,500 square feet of exhibit and an additional 25,000 square foot outdoor exhibit. Leaders from Read more »
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November 17, 2019
Cutting-Edge Procedure Reduces Bad Cholesterol in Patients Not Responding to Traditional Treatments

Cutting-Edge Procedure Reduces Bad Cholesterol in Patients Not Responding to Traditional Treatments

JACKSON, Miss. – J. Kevin Bridges, M.D., who practices Internal Medicine and is a Clinical Lipidologist, (Merit Health Medical Group clinic in Madison) now offers a new procedure for lowering LDL-C (bad Cholesterol) in patients who have not responded to the traditional treatments of lifestyle changes and medications. The procedure, called selective LDL apheresis, is done on an outpatient basis. Patients usually have no symptoms during or after the procedure Read more »
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November 17, 2019
Outwitting Osteoporosis: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Outwitting Osteoporosis: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Toss around the word osteoporosis and for many of us a classic stereotype of the “little old lady,” comes to mind – a frail and bent elderly woman walking with a cane. But unfortunately, for many women (and men) with undiagnosed and untreated osteoporosis, this image can become a reality and it can happen over a period of time without warning symptoms. To truly understand your risk of developing osteoporosis, Read more »
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November 17, 2019
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in the news UMMC Receives Healthiest Workplace Award for Focus on Employee Well-Being
Posted Mon 09/23/2019 10:08PM

JACKSON, Miss. – UMMC is the first-place winner in the 2019 Healthiest Workplaces in Mississippi competition sponsored by the Mississippi read more »

St Dominic’s Ranked in Top 100 Nationally for Consumer Loyalty
Posted Mon 09/23/2019 10:04PM

JACKSON, Miss. – St. Dominic Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in the 2019 NRC Health read more »

Cannabidiol Drug Trial at UMMC Gets One-Year Extension
Posted Mon 09/23/2019 10:00PM

University of MS School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. JACKSON, Miss. – Results from a clinical trial read more »

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