Health Care

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Mississippi Hospital Lays Off 250 to Offset COVID-19 Losses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Judge: Health Department Must Respond to Public Records Request

A Mississippi judge ruled Tuesday that the state Health Department must respond to a newspaper's public records request about long-term care facilities where outbreaks of the new coronavirus have occurred.

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COVID-19: UMMC Expert on Emerging Knowledge of the Virus

In March, Dr. Bhagyashri Navalkele watched the crowds gathering on America’s beaches during spring break with a heavy weight on her shoulders.

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MHA, MSMA Urge Patients to Seek Care in Clinics and Hospitals to Protect Their Health

The Mississippi Hospital Association and Mississippi State Medical Association are encouraging patients to seek care in the state’s clinics and hospitals, especially Mississippians who have chronic illnesses or need emergency care.

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Lumumba's New Robocall Pleads with Jacksonians: No Large Cookouts, Block Parties

"I ask everyone to resist attending any large gatherings such as cookouts or block parties this holiday weekend. We want you to enjoy yourselves, but we are not out of the woods, yet," the mayor said in the robocall.

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OPINION: Virologist on Vital COVID-19 Safety Changes, from Toothbrushes to Nose-Picking

Dr. Cedric O. Buckley, a virologist working with Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, warns that the way we usually store our toothbrushes could result in COVID-19 infection.

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Pandemic Threatens to Deepen Crisis in Mental Health Care

Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people who have insurance. Now experts fear the virus will make the situation worse, putting the patients most in need at risk of falling through the cracks and inflicting on countless others newfound grief, anxiety and depression.

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Best of Jackson: Medical

As we as Jacksonians endure this pandemic the best we can, wellness and health care is at the forefront of many of our minds. Here at the Jackson Free Press, we want to ease the process of finding medical professionals who can take care of your needs, however broad or specific.

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‘We Have Not Met Our Peak’: Dr. LouAnn Woodward on UMMC’s Battle Against COVID-19

LouAnn Woodward spoke to the Jackson Free Press about the breakthroughs in testing and treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as well as the state's larger coronavirus strategy.

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Mississippi Unites to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

In the wake of COVID-19, many Mississippians and Mississippi-based schools, businesses and organizations have banded together to help residents across the state cope through the crisis, be it through donations of time, money and resources.

Protesting "Obamacare"

Anti-Obamacare Rally on Friday the 8th, 2012 at the Federal Courthouse Steps.