Health Briefs May 31, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Relay for Life comes to
Prentiss, Alcorn counties
Three Relay for Life events will give Alcorn and Prentiss counties a chance to battle back against cancer over the next two weeks.
The events are open to the community and celebrate the work of teams of co-workers, friends and neighbors who have raised money to benefit American Cancer Society and its programs.
Call (662) 844-8544 or visit for more information.
The events start at 6 p.m. and continue into the night.
• Today: Baldwyn, Latimer Park; Alcorn County, Corinth High School
• June 7: Prentiss County: NEMCC football field, Booneville;

Baptist Union County
hosts Healthy Kids Camp
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will offer the Healthy Kids Camp July 8-12.
The camp, open to children 6 to 12, will be 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Baptist Union County HealthPlex in New Albany.
The camp will cover nutrition, exercise, safety and self-esteem and include swimming, Body Pump for Kids, first aid, and a cooking demonstration.
The fee is $40 per participant and includes materials and snacks. Special rates are available for siblings. Preregistration is required, and the deadline to register is July 3.
For more information, the HealthPlex at (662) 534-7871 or visit

Physicians honored for
diabetes care at clinics
Physicians with North Mississippi Medical Clinics received recognition for providing quality care to diabetes patients from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care.
Physicians recognized in the clinic’s Northeast Mississippi locations include:
Drs. Sharon Mitchell of Baldwyn Medical Clinic; Brad Crosswhite and Barry Jones of Barnes Crossing Medical Clinic; Erik Dukes and Sean Reynolds of Booneville Medical Clinic; Raymond Arriola and Charles Kelly of Fulton Medical Clinic; Alan Flowers, Frank Fortenberry, Ken Harvey, Derreck Menefee, Amit Prasad and Melanie Wallace of IMA-Tupelo; Andrew Wartak of IMA-West Point; Brian Bagwell and Donald Robertson of Iuka Medical Clinic; Jennifer Thompson-Davis of New Albany Medical Clinic; Joseph Jackson and Don Smith of Okolona Medical Clinic; Mona Castle of Oxford Medical Clinic; Steven Dirmeyer, Stephen Montgomery and Andrea Warren of Pontotoc Medical Clinic; Richmond McCarty of Saltillo Medical Clinic; and Julie Palmer of West Tupelo Medical Clinic.

OCH Regional offers career shadowing
OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville will host a career shadowing event on June 12.
Students must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade.
This experience, which runs from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m., will include following a healthcare professional for the day and learning first-hand the challenges and rewards of a career in healthcare.
Opportunities are available in clinical and non-clinical areas including nursing departments, Wellness Center, respiratory, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and cardiac rehab.
Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in the shadowing program should contact the human resources department at (662) 615-2507 or (662) 615-2511.

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