November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

JACKSON, Miss. – During November, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi conducts an educational campaign targeting those with diabetes (approximately 373.000 in Mississippi). Materials developed by the DFM provide important guidelines to improve health and glycemic control. All hospitals, physicians’ clinics, retail pharmacies and home-health agencies receive packets of information from the DFM. National Diabetes Month may only last 30 days, but healthy living and diabetes control should be on everyone’s Read more »
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November 16, 2017
Innovative Hip and Knee Replacements Deliver Quality Outcomes and Reduced Costs

Innovative Hip and Knee Replacements Deliver Quality Outcomes and Reduced Costs

JACKSON, Miss. – Since 2015, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and its Outpatient Orthopaedic Centers of Excellence have partnered to offer total joint replacement in the ambulatory outpatient setting. This innovative care model supports clinical advancements adopted by these Network Providers and includes a value-based, episode of care payment model that places the focus on the patient and the quality of care provided. “Through the partnerships with Mississippi Sports Read more »
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November 16, 2017
UMMC Named Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

UMMC Named Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

JACKSON, Miss. – University Medical Center was recently awarded the designation of Baby Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA, the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. To achieve the designation, Read more »
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November 16, 2017
Living Healthy with Diabetes

Living Healthy with Diabetes

Contributed by: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Health & Wellness Team If you have diabetes, it’s important to know you can live a healthy, active lifestyle when you practice good health habits. You can manage your diabetes by eating a healthy carbohydrate-controlled diet along with regular exercise and by having a relationship with your primary care provider. What you should know about diabetes Insulin is produced by the pancreas and Read more »
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November 16, 2017
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