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Taking care of yourself? That can be messy for millennials

Getting enough rest, exercising, eating right and achieving a balance between work and play is a tall order for anyone. But for busy millennials, self-care might be even more elusive. Medical Center experts advise this population to be mindful and deliberate about self-care, planning it if they need to, and to not feel guilty about paying attention to their emotional and physical health.]]>Original Article… …

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

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea often can’t get a good night’s sleep, and no wonder. They may snore loudly and gasp for breath because their airway is blocked, making them sleepy the next day and sometimes causing cardiovascular problems. A new device implanted by a UMMC physician opens up those patients’ airways, giving some the first solid sleep they’ve had in years.]]>Original Article… …

People of the U: Patrick O’Brien

Several years ago, Patrick O’Brien left behind his classroom at Florence High School. The former English teacher is now a senior administrator in the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, but he still has many of his students on his mind and, as it turns out, in his life.]]>Original Article… …

As holidays approach, de-stress by ‘keeping it real’

Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice, and so might be you – but when your holiday “to do” list is long, it can make you stressed. Medical Center experts offer tips on how to tone down the tension during the next couple of weeks. Among them: Examine your expectations, and if they’re too heavy, move some items off the sleigh.]]>Original Article… …

Child travels from Cambodia to undergo complex plastic surgery

Scotty Virak is little more than a year old, but he’s already a world traveler. Scotty and his mother, Alli Mellon, traveled nearly 15,000 miles from Phnom Penh to Jackson for surgical repairs by Children’s of Mississippi physicians. Dr. Ian Hoppe, chief of pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery, said Scotty is doing well after his second surgery in December.]]>Original Article… …

Photos: Holiday gingerbread houses help usher in Christmas season

The Grinch definitely didn’t steal Christmas from the lobby of University Hospital: Visitors, patients and employees are enjoying the all-edible houses and other construction depicting holiday themes now on display. Each creation by Medical Center departments was judged by a panel of “celebrity” UMMC volunteers. Taking home the highest honor: Pediatric Genetics.]]>Original Article… …

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… …