Medical Minutes

When you need timely health care information, turn to the excellent physicians and staff at Anderson. Here we offer a variety of topics, including high-tech advancements in the medical field, plus practical steps you and your family can take to better your health.

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Anderson Regional Health System
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
Call 601-553-6000

Medical Minutes


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Alzheimer’s Disease

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Zaineb Daud discusses the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.



Backpack Safety

In this Medical Minute, Dawn Boggan, Physical Therapist at Anderson Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, discusses backpack safety guidelines and how to prevent your child from hurting his or her back.



Benefits of Exercise

In this Medical Minute, Kristen Tibbetts, Fitness Director at Anderson Health and Fitness Center, explains the benefits of exercise and offers simple and effective ways to keep your heart and body fit.



Breakfast is Important

Summer John and Denise Roberts, Registered Dietitians at Anderson Regional Medical Center, discuss the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast.



Cancer Nutrition

In this Medical Minute, Karla Bailey, Registered Dietitian, discusses the important role nutrition plays during cancer treatment.



Cardiac Rehabilitation

In this Medical Minute, Regina Haralson, RN, explains how cardiac rehabilitation can assist patients recovering from a heart attack and help them achieve long-term cardiovascular benefits. Anderson Regional Medical Center offers the area's only cardiac rehab program.



Clinical Integration

In this Medical Minute, Bryce Branning, Clinical Integration Coordinator, explains how Anderson Health and Fitness Center can help patients safely transition from rehabilitation to a healthy, active lifestyle.



Colonoscopy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Anthony Thomas discusses the importance of a screening colonoscopy to detect colon cancer early and what to expect during the procedure.



Diabetes Management

In this Medical Minute, Terri Patterson, RN, BSN, CDE, Program Director of Anderson Regional Diabetes Center, helps us kick off Diabetes Awareness Month with helpful ways to manage diabetes.



Flu Shots

In this Medical Minute, Nurse Practitioner Ashley Gray discusses the importance of getting a flu shot.



Gastric Sleeve Patients

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Andrea Goodwin, Obesity Medicine Specialist at Meridian Weight Management Center, explains the characteristics of a patient who may benefit from gastric sleeve surgery.



Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Dru Denison discusses how gastric sleeve surgery can lead to reduced body weight and improved health.



Gastroparesis

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Dru Denison discusses gastroparesis, a serious condition in which the stomach muscles work poorly or not at all and results in chronic nausea and vomiting. Anderson Regional Medical Center offers the area's only minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of gastroparesis.



Hand Therapy

In this Medical Minute, Scott White, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, CSCS, discusses hand therapy and specialized options available at Anderson Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.



Healing Chronic Wounds

In this Medical Minute, Dr. William Billups, Jr. discusses how the physicians and staff at Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center are healing wounds others thought hopeless, including many that might have required amputation.



Healthy Holiday Eating

In this Medical Minute, Denise Roberts, Registered Dietitian at Anderson Diabetes Center, gives some tips on how to control your weight during the holidays.



Heart Attack Risk Factors

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Dale Touchstone, Cardiologist at Meridian Medical Associates, explains how changing some of your habits could greatly improve your heart health.



Healthy Lunches

In this Medical Minute, Sky Joiner, Registered Dietitian at Anderson Regional Medical Center, gives tips for preparing healthy lunches for your kids to take to school.



Heart Rhythm Disorders

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Attila Roka, the area's only Cardiac Electrophysiologist, talks about heart rhythm disorders and treatment options.



Horizons Geri-Psych Center

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Terry Jordan talks about senior behavioral issues and the treatment options available at Horizons Geri-Psych Center.



How Your Diet Affects your Health

In this Medical Minute, Anderson Regional Health System dietitians explain how what you eat can have a direct impact on your health and how you feel.



Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Mark Elliott explains how hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is helping patients who have chronic or non-healing wounds.



Incontinence

In this Medical Minute, Jill Brady, Occupational Therapist, discusses incontinence which is a common condition in men and women. Learn more about treatment options offered by the staff at Anderson Outpatient Rehabilitation.



Inspire Therapy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Kary Whitehead discusses Inspire Therapy, a new treatment for sleep apnea patients.



Interventional Radiology

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Patrick Robbins discusses how interventional radiology is used to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.



Mammography

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Amy Coleman explains the guidelines on how and when you should have your mammogram.



New Year’s Fitness Resolution

In this Medical Minute, Adam Hodges, Director of Anderson Health and Fitness Center, explains how to set a fitness plan in motion that will keep you rolling through the entire year.



NICU

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Roland Boyd, Neonatologist, explains how the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialized care for our tiniest patients.



Occupational Health and Wellness

In this Medical Minute, Vanessa Walker, RN, discusses how employers can keep their workplace safe and employees healthy with help from the Anderson WorkHealth staff.



Occupational Therapy

In this Medical Minute, Kara Owen and Kristen Hawley, Occupational Therapists, explain how occupational therapy helps patients get back to doing the activities of everyday life.



Open MRI

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Stacy Thaggard details what an MRI does and who can benefit from this procedure. Anderson Regional MRI Center has the area's only Open MRI, which is beneficial for patients with claustrophobia, young children and elderly adults who require the presence of a caregiver, and larger patients.



Pain Management

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Azhar Pasha from Pain Management Center of Meridian at Anderson- South explains what you can do to alleviate chronic pain and get back to a normal life.



Peripheral Artery Disease

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Scott Joransen discusses PAD and gives more information on treatment options.



Perimenopause Symptoms

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Ronnye Purvis discusses the signs of perimenopause and available treatment options.



Protecting Children from Poisons

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Melody Byram from Anderson Children's Medical Clinic explains how important it is to keep poisonous chemicals out of the reach of children and what to do if your child accidentally comes into contact with a poisonous substance.



Reducing Cancer Risk

In this Medical Minute, Sky Joiner, Registered Dietitian, discusses ways to reduce your salt intake as part of a heart healthy diet.



Reducing Salt Intake

In this Medical Minute, Sky Joiner, Registered Dietitian, discusses ways to reduce your salt intake as part of a heart healthy diet.



Robotic Surgery

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Dru Denison explains the break through technique of da Vinci robotic surgery, which is available at Anderson Regional Medical Center.



Single-Site Hysterectomy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Dan McKiever discusses single-site hysterectomy, a virtually scarless procedure offered at Anderson Regional Medical Center.



Sinusitis

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Cody Aull from Anderson Ear, Nose and Throat Center explains how to tell if you should see a specialist for symptoms of sinusitis.



Sinus Surgery

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Cody All explains how sinus surgery can help individuals who have chronic sinus infections.



Skin Cancer Screening

In this Medical Minute, Sheila Davidson, NP, discusses risk factors, signs and symptoms of skin cancer.



Sleep Disorders

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Kary Whitehead from Anderson Sleep Disorders Center explains how snoring and sleep apnea can actually damage your health.



Skin-to-Skin is Best for Baby

In this Medical Minute, Judy Guasco, RN, explains how skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby can have great benefits after birth.



Smoking Risks

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Awad El-Ashry, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, discusses how smoking affects your health.



Tomotherapy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Scott Anderson, Radiation Oncologist, discusses how new technology at Anderson Regional Cancer Center is providing hope for cancer patients.



Tom C. Maynor Rehabilitation Center

In this Medical Minute, Beverly Bush, RN, Nurse Manager at Tom C. Maynor Rehabilitation Center, discusses the wide range of therapy services available at the center and the approach the staff takes to get patients back to their highest level of functioning.



Volunteering at Anderson

In this Medical Minute, Sheila Nettles, Director of Service Excellence, talks about how Anderson's volunteers benefit patients and their families.


Wellness Exam

In this Medical Minute, Hannah Johnson, Nurse Practitioner at Anderson Family Medical Center- Airpark, discusses the importance of an annual wellness exam.