UMMC TRANSPLANT TEAM COMPLETES FIRST LIVER CASE IN 22 YEARS

UMMC TRANSPLANT TEAM COMPLETES FIRST LIVER CASE IN 22 YEARS

JACKSON, Miss.– In an operation that gave a Jackson mother a new chance at life, a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center successfully completed the state’s first liver transplant in 22 years. The recipient Karen Battle, received her new liver on March 4 and just 10 days later was able to head back to her south Jackson home. Autoimmune hepatitis, a condition brought on in 2009 through no fault Read more »
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May 13, 2013
MPB TO EXPAND “ED SAID” PROGRAM PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING

MPB TO EXPAND “ED SAID” PROGRAM PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) recently released new on-line features of the popular children’s health program, “Ed Said.” Children and their caregivers will now be able to find “Ed Said” via a new web app and a weekly blog. The project is a part of Ed’s existing online world of “edutainment,” teaching MPB’s youngest fans that being healthy can be fun. “These additions to an already phenomenal program have been Read more »
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May 13, 2013
Paddling Mississippi

Paddling Mississippi

by Ernest Herndon It’s funny, but Mississippi is not known as a canoeing-kayaking state. I say funny because unless you require whitewater thrills when you float a river, the state’s waters are a fantastic place to dip a paddle. And we do have some whitewater, by the way. The thing is, many people associate Mississippi with cotton fields, mud, mosquitoes, that sort of thing – rather like we associate Texas with cowboys Read more »
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May 13, 2013
Running the Boston Marathon: a race we’ll never forget

Running the Boston Marathon: a race we’ll never forget

By Joey Lee April 15, most people think of it as tax day, but I’ll forever remember it as the day I came way too close to losing absolutely everything, when my family was almost taken, leaving me with nothing, alone and broken. It started like any other race morning, very early, but that’s the only normal thing about the Boston Marathon. I left the hotel and took the subway to the Read more »
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May 13, 2013
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