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

Continuing a decades-old tradition, BankPlus Presents Light A Light brought a dose of the joy of the season to the state’s only children’s hospital. First Lady Deborah Bryant and Peyton Strickland of Clinton, a Children’s of Mississippi patient, flipped the switch to light the hospital’s holiday display, while Ballet Mississippi dancers presented scenes from “The Nutcracker.”]]>Original Article… …

UMMC experts agree: Gratefulness, good health go hand in hand

According to Medical Center faculty and staff from a number of disciplines, when you experience the emotion of gratefulness, that positive feeling may help you cope with everyday ills, both temporary and chronic. As the traditional holiday season begins, they say gratefulness can be a gift in itself, one that keeps on giving benefits year-round.]]>Original Article… …

Women’s basketball visits score wins with children’s hospital patients

They may be in-state rivals, but the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University women’s basketball teams came up with a winning game plan this week: bringing joy to patients in the state’s only children’s hospital. Ole Miss players enjoyed drawing and playing video games with patients Monday afternoon before heading to Hattiesburg to play Southern Miss Tuesday, and the Lady Bulldogs stopped in this morning for fun and foosball prior to their 7 p.m. game at Jackson State University.]]>Original Article… …

Children’s lobby mural to be mosaic of individual masterpieces

Thousands of drawings by Mississippians will create a one-of-a-kind mosaic mural of the beauty of our state for the lobby of the Children’s of Mississippi hospital expansion. The digital art will include a kiosk, so those who add their artwork to the project will be able to look up their name and see their art’s location. The expansion is on schedule to open in fall 2020.]]>Original Article… …

Emerging leaders represent health equity program’s true legacy

Although the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded grant expired two years ago, the Health Equity and Leadership Initiative continues to benefit Mississippi’s health care community. Many of those who participated in the program that encouraged African-American males’ participation in health science education and service are now making their mark at UMMC.]]>Original Article… …