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Month: March 2014

OCH Rehab Services Physical Therapist Provides Treatment for Lymphedema Patients

          If you have a full or heavy sensation in your arms or legs, tightness of the skin, decreased flexibility in your hand/wrist/foot/ankle, difficulty fitting into clothing in one specific area, or ring/watch/bracelet tightness, you could be experiencing an early sign of lymphedema. Early treatment minimizes the symptoms and can improve …

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Sheds Light on Importance of Screenings

     Last year, an estimated 56,000 men and women in the United States died from colorectal cancer (CRC), cancer of the colon or rectum.  But to Lynn McBroom, that statistic is more than just a number, it represents her cousin, Kathi Kirkland, who was diagnosed with colon cancer and later died after the cancer …

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OCH Becomes Only Hospital in State to be Recognized for Breastfeeding Excellence

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized OCH Regional Medical Center for excellence in lactation care. The Medical Center is the only hospital in Mississippi to received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultantcertification (IBCLC®) and …

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