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Task force targets opioid crisis with information barrage

Since its creation almost two years ago, the UMMC Opioid Task Force has taken the fight against opioid addiction and abuse to the classroom, the clinic and the community. Its education blitz is arming caregivers, students and many Mississippi residents with information they can use to help check a menace that has cost the state and nation thousands of lives.]]>Original Article…

SOPH executive in residence shares population health expertise

The John D. Bower School of Population Health welcomed Heidi Margulis, a long-time government and regulatory affairs professional at Humana, to campus as the school’s first executive in residence. She spent last week sharing her experience improving population health throughout the country with a “one size fits none” approach.]]>Original Article…

AARP report: Heart health can lead to brain health

A new AARP report explains why taking care of your heart can also protect your brain. Dr. Tom Mosley, one of 11 experts who helped produce the guidelines, discusses the connection between cardiovascular disease and dementia and how The MIND Center’s research contributed to the AARP’s report.]]>Original Article…

2020 Dental Alumna of the Year passionate about dentistry, community

Dr. Barbara Mauldin has received many accolades for being an outstanding dentist, community member and even ballroom dancer, but she says being named Dental Alumna of the Year is particularly special to her.]]>Original Article…

Photos: 340 JPS students receive free dental care during Give Kids a Smile

Smiles abounded in the School of Dentistry last Friday as hundreds of children from the Jackson Public Schools received free dental treatment from dental and dental hygiene faculty, students and other volunteers.]]>Original Article…

Eye care providers can often spot the unexpected during routine exams

When she couldn’t see the board at school, third-grader Grace Thaggard visited Dr. Kimberly Crowder, who determined inflammation in the child’s eyes warranted a closer look. Thaggard was diagnosed with a condition that placed her at risk for autoimmune disorders. That is just one example of the types of diseases eye providers can detect during routine visits.]]>Original Article…

Nursing alum receives national award for diabetic peds work

Dr. Katelyn Armstrong, a nurse practitioner in the pediatric endocrinology clinic, was recognized on a national stage by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her work while a doctoral student in the School of Nursing.]]>Original Article…

Medical Center salutes Jim and Donna Barksdale for contributions to diversity and inclusion

Mississippi-born philanthropists and entrepreneurs James L. “Jim” and Donna Barksdale were honored Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for contributions benefitting diverse and underrepresented communities.]]>Original Article…

Managing your weight: UMMC program offers individualized approach

Caregivers at the Medical Center’s weight management program offer individualized treatment to patients coping with obesity, evaluating each to determine whether they are a candidate for bariatric surgery or either non-surgical, pediatric and adult weight management services. The goal is a healthier patient with a healthier lifestyle.]]>Original Article…

Patient’s mysterious neurological disease no match for UMMC specialist

Two years ago, Greenwood resident Michael Jordan slowly began to lose the ability to breathe and to swallow. Doctor after doctor couldn’t diagnose his mystery disease, and he spent his 40th birthday in the ICU. On a ventilator at Methodist Specialty Care Center, Jordan was finally diagnosed by Dr. Saurabh Shukla, a UMMC neurologist, and the rest, as they say, is history.]]>Original Article…