There are 12,000 school-aged children in the Toledo district of Belize – and only one dentist. To say that Dr. Solomon Enriques has his hands full may be an understatement. But Dr. Charles Ramsey, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, and a handful of dental and hygiene students lent him their services this past May.
News stories with a health care focus written for the University of Mississippi Medical Center
A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Mississippi, is aiding implementation of key health-care related legislation.
These nurses have set aside their stethoscopes for fast processors and computer keyboards to work behind the scenes, contributing to patient care from in front of computer screens.
It’s all hands on deck as everyone from administrative staff and faculty to students and researchers work together to serve the biggest influx of patients, in a four-hour period, that the dental clinics will see all year: Give Kids A Smile.
Mississippi has 1,361 practicing dentists. Of those, 78 are orthodontists. Of those, 14 percent are female. Of those, only one is African-American: Dr. Chandra Minor, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
Students from the Jackson Public Schools’ Academies of Jackson at Murrah High School have just arrived at the downtown Jackson Convention Complex for the Alignment Jackson Career Exploration Day. With the accident reenactment, instructors from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing give the freshman students a glimpse at what a day as a nurse might be like – better than any pamphlet ever could.
Future nurses are taking part in the Mississippi Kindergarten Hand Washing Campaign to incorporate a service learning aspect of the N300 Health Promotion Course. The campaign is a partnership between the Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi Nurses Foundation and the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Greater Jackson Chapter.
Cancer treatment, while life-saving, can come with complications and lasting side effects. Some of the problems breast cancer survivors may face include long-term pain, axillary fascia issues, scar mobility, lymphedema and issues with strength and range of motion.
With the help of a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is designing an Integrated Behavioral Health Program with the goal of improving both the diversity of the state’s health professions workforce and the health outcomes for Mississippi’s vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas.
Originallly published by UMMC on Monday, June 6, 2016 Ninety percent of cytotechnologists employed in Mississippi, and all of those employed at the Medical Center, received their training at the School for Health Related Professions. The positive impact they’ve had on the health of women in the state is undeniable.…