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Pediatric gastroenterology nurse practitioner Shanda Sandridge explains healthy meal choices to patient Katelyn Greenlaw.

Managing your weight: UMMC program offers individualized approach

Monday, January 27, 2020

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. Read More

Malinda McBride, biorepository specialist III, draws a sample in the Biobank's laboratory.

Biobank builds up new leadership, research efforts

Monday, January 27, 2020

It’s in your blood: the solutions to some of our greatest questions on human health and disease. The UMMC Biobank aims to collect specimens from tens of thousands of people in order to create a library that health scientists can use to further their research. Read More

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.

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020

AirCare embarks on collaborative program with new aviation partner

UMMC’s AirCare, the state’s most advanced medical helicopter transport program, is enhancing its clinical, research and education expertise through a new collaboration with Med-Trans. That company will focus on the business side, including providing three of four helicopters, pilots, equipment and maintenance services for AirCare, which flies to all corners of the state.

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

State’s 2020 CMNH Champion keeps the beat with a mended heart

Sybil Cumberland of Preston, 7, a Children’s of Mississippi Children’s Heart Center patient, will represent more than 180,000 children who see UMMC specialists for pediatric care each year. She and her family have been strong supporters of the state’s only children’s hospital, leading toy drives and broadcasting their story during the Mississippi Miracles Radiothon.

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

New Ph.D. in research program resonates with radiologists

There’s a new degree in town – a Ph.D. in research for radiologists who set out on a biomedical imaging/bioengineering track. According to its advocates, the program reflects well - not just on the Department of Radiology, but also on the Medical Center as a whole.

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020

If obstructive sleep apnea makes rest elusive, a new device can help

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Taking care of yourself? That can be messy for millennials

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sanderson Farms Championship host breaks record with $1.3M gift to help Children’s Hospital

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

People of the U: Patrick O'Brien

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

In 2020, learn to be happy for years to come

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

Medical scribe program strives to deliver the write fit

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

Collaborations, national recognitions highlight UMMC's 2019 events

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

UMMC scientist's research may help future Moon, Mars missions

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019

Photos: Bryants, Clauses wrap up holiday with surprise Children's visit

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019

Child travels from Cambodia to undergo complex plastic surgery

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

UMMC, CCRI provide custom wigs, makeovers to cancer patients

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

As holidays approach, de-stress by 'keeping it real'

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Photos: Holiday gingerbread houses help usher in Christmas season

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

Dentistry alumnus to sponsor school’s effort to treat children during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

Photos: Holiday sweater competition runs gamut from festive to tacky

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019

UMMC breaks ground on state’s first children's skilled nursing facility

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

People of the U: Santa Claus

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Half match, whole hope: state’s first pediatric haploidentical transplant patient free from sickle cell

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Photos: First Lady, Children's of MS patient set season aglow

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019