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  • COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Required for Staff

    Date: November 15, 2021

    On November 4, 2021, The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) mandated that all staff working in health care organizations, and receiving CMS funding, be Covid-19 vaccinated by January 4th, 2022. Our health system, like most hospitals in the country, receives CMS funding. As such we are required to comply with this ruling. Currently, more than half of Memorial Health System’s workforce is fully vaccinated, and we are working diligently with those that have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccinati......

  • Conquer Type 2 Diabetes

    Date: November 12, 2021

    Learn more from experts in endocrinology November is American Diabetes Month, and Mississippi continues to be at the top of the list in overall diabetes prevalence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes is a disease with serious health consequences, but it can also be controlled and prevented with the proper treatment. Dr. Mark Borchelt and Dr. Ellen Caswell specialize in endocrinology and help patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about common signs a......

  • What Happens After the Mammogram?

    Date: November 8, 2021

    Learn more from Memorial Oncologist Dr. Pamela Tuli We asked one of our oncologists, Dr. Pamela Tuli, some of the most common questions people have after a mammogram. Read on for the answers to your questions! Why does someone get called back after a mammogram? What would cause concern? Dr. Tuli: Getting called back after a screening mammogram is fairly common, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you have breast cancer. In fact, only 1 in 10 women who are called back are found to have breast cancer. It......

  • 8 Ways Men Can Get Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness

    Date: October 29, 2021

    While breast cancer awareness is mainly focused on women, here are 8 ways men (and everyone) can get involved: Reminders. Women should get annual mammograms after age 40, but life gets busy and things get in the way. Take a moment to remind the amazing women in your life to take a moment for themselves and schedule their mammogram. Participate. Join in local awareness events like breast cancer walks and 5ks, and even better, encourage others to join you. Volunteer. Take participation a step further and ......

  • 8 Ways to Take Action Against Breast Cancer

    Date: October 28, 2021

    The average risk of a woman in the U.S. developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease (98% survival rate if detected early). Breast health doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take control of your health by taking these simple steps. Understand your risk   Risk factors for breast cancer include: Obesity – obese women have a higher proportion of body ......

  • 8 Common Excuses for Not Getting Your Mammogram and Why They Don’t Fly

    Date: October 27, 2021

    Roughly 7 out of 10 women regularly get a mammogram screening, but that still leaves 30% of the population unscreened and at risk. Getting a mammogram is the single most effective way to detect breast cancer early, so why are some people not getting them when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? Women have a whole purse full of excuses as to why they don’t get this life-saving screening, so let’s take a moment to break them down: “I’ve heard that it hurts.” While it’s true that some women ......

  • Memorial Answers: BRCA (BReast CAncer) Gene Mutations

    Date: October 7, 2021

    Oncologist Pamela Tuli answers common questions she receives about the BRCA gene mutation BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two genes that are important to fighting cancer. They are tumor suppressor genes. When they work normally, these genes help keep breast, ovarian, and other types of cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . We know you may have questions related to how hereditary conditions impact the likelihood of cancer,......

  • Endocrinologist Ellen Caswell Now Seeing Patients

    Date: October 6, 2021

    Ellen Caswell, MD, in the practice of Endocrinology is now seeing patients at Memorial Physician Clinic Bridgewater Endocrinology - 8950 Lorraine Rd, Suite B, in Gulfport. Dr. Caswell earned her medical doctorate, completed her internal medicine residency and was fellowship trained in endocrinology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center – Jackson. Dr. Caswell is board certified in internal medicine, and board eligible in endocrinology. To schedule an appointment call (228) 822-6770....

  • Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Gastroenterologist J. Trippe McNeese

    Date: October 1, 2021

    Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes J. Trippe McNeese, MD, in the practice of gastroenterology at Memorial Physician Clinics Gulf Coast Gastroenterology at St. Martin, 14209 Cook Rd. Suite 200, Biloxi. Dr. McNeese received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson. He completed his Internal Medicine internship, residency, and was fellowship trained in Gastroenterology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Dr. McNeese is board certified in Intern......

  • Memorial Primary Stroke Center Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

    Date: September 22, 2021

    Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Memorial earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients for a......