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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - 9/15/2017

Sept. 15--Ole Miss workshop focuses on autism

The Ole Miss Fall Institute will focus on evidence-based practice for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum on Sept. 14-15 at the Inn at Ole Miss.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the campus chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association host the institute each year. This year's topic will benefit not only speech-language pathologists, but also classroom teachers, special education teachers, school administrators and parents. National autism expert and speech-language pathologist Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner will be the featured speaker.

Online registration for the event is encouraged, as seating will be limited. The cost of the two-day event is $275 for on-site registration at For more information about the Ole Miss Fall Institute, email

Open house set for NMMC sleep center

The North Mississippi Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Food and drinks will be provided, and door prizes will be given away. Visitors can tour the facility and visit with durable medical equipment vendors, including CPAP supply and oral appliance representatives. There will also be a bouncy house for children.

NMMC's Sleep Disorders Center, located at 1845 S. Green St., has 16 beds for overnight observations and is the largest sleep disorders center in the state. For more information, call (662) 377-3258 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

NMMC earns award from American Heart

North Mississippi Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The program's goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

NMMC earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must have adhered to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90-day interval.

Wee Care Room seeks donations

Individuals and groups can offer support to the parents of premature infants and other sick newborns by donating snacks and supplies to the Wee Care room in the neonatal intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital.

The community has helped to stock the Wee Care room, but a high volume of patients and their parents with extended stays has depleted supplies in recent weeks.

Requested items include snack crackers, chips, soft drinks, bottled water, ready-to-eat meals and microwave entrees, as well as travel-size hygiene items such as soap and shampoo. For more information, call social worker Christy Whitley at (662) 377-4924.


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