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VA in Biloxi to receive Medical Mobile Unit

The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is scheduled to receive a Medical Mobile Unit on Friday at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The MMU is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver primary care and other services to enrolled…

Mississippi lawmakers hear testimony on medical marijuana

By LEAH WILLINGHAM JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two prominent Mississippi physicians urged lawmakers Monday to put “guardrails” in place if medical marijuana is legalized in the state, warning that officials should be careful about making a product available that has…

Mississippi lawmakers: Revive initiatives, marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical…

William Carey medical school earns national No. 3 ranking

U.S. News & World Report this year ranked William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine No. 3 nationwide in producing the highest percentage of primary care residents. The 2020 rankings are based on data from 2017 to 2019 and included…

Saline shortage

This year, hurricanes have wiped out a major portion of Puerto Rico. According to the FDA, Puerto Rico produces 40 billion dollars’ worth of pharmaceuticals like saline for the U.S. market. Since the storms, many hospitals have been feeling the…

Medical Minute 2/8/2016

Knee Buckling New research suggests reducing knee buckling, could help prevent falls in older adults. Knee buckling or a knee 'giving way' is common in elderly patients especially among those with arthritis and knee pain. The study found people who…