High Blood Pressure Redefined for First time in 14 Years

High Blood Pressure Redefined for First time in 14 Years

ANAHEIM, Cal. – In the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003, high blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher, reflecting complications that can occur at those lower numbers. The Read more »
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January 15, 2018
Construction Begins on Pediatrics Tower at UMMC

Construction Begins on Pediatrics Tower at UMMC

JACKSON, Miss. – Confetti rained down and cheers went up in December as patients joined leaders in medicine and government to break ground for a $180 million new pediatrics tower at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The seven-story, 340,000-square-foot tower to be built adjacent to Batson Children’s Hospital will house a state-of-the art neonatal intensive care unit with private rooms, additional pediatric intensive care unit rooms and surgical suites and Read more »
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January 15, 2018
Site Announced for MCM-Meridian

Site Announced for MCM-Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. – The planned Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian (MCM-M) will be located at 403 22nd Avenue, the current location of an old Sears department store. With a grant for $3 million in May of 2016, MCM-M became a signature project of the Phil Hardin Foundation. Executive Director, Lloyd Gray, reflected on their early commitment saying, “The Phil Hardin Foundation recognized early-on that this project will have a tremendously positive impact for Read more »
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January 15, 2018
Living Healthy in 2018

Living Healthy in 2018

Contributed by: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Health & Wellness Team Three Cheers for a Healthy New Year! With the holiday season behind us, it’s time to begin the new year. If your resolutions include plans to get healthy, there’s never been a better time to get started! If you’ve already made your resolutions for the new year, be sure these healthy habits are on your list! Have a wellness Read more »
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January 15, 2018
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in the news UMMC PROCEEDS WITH PLANS TO UPDATE COURTHOUSE FACILITIES
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JACKSON, Miss. – After acquiring the six Courthouse fitness centers in central Mississippi in December of 2014, University of Mississippi read more »

AHA STUDY INDICATES AN AVOCADO A DAY MAY REDUCE BAD CHOLESTEROL
Posted Tue 03/10/2015 6:15PM

DALLAS, Tex – Eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve read more »

SIX HOSPITALS COMBINE TO CREATE NEW HEALTH SYSTEM
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JACKSON, Miss. – Six hospitals in the Jackson/Vicksburg region, all affiliated with Community Health Systems, have formed a single regional read more »

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