WTOK Health Headlines
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Agenda
- The governing board for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health met Thursday in Meridian. One main issue that was discussed involved an effort to open more group homes that are designed to help people who are recovering from substance abuse.
National Stroke Awareness Month
- The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month and doctors encourage everyone to know the symptoms of a stroke to help reduce side effects from the disease.
Blue Bell Laying Off Alabama Workers
- Scores of Alabama workers are being affected by Blue Bell's partial shutdown following a listeria outbreak linked to its ice cream.
East Mississippi State Hospital Growing
- East Mississippi State Hospital Director Charles Carlisle says the hospital is ever expanding.
Local High School Students Donate Blood
- Students at Northeast Lauderdale High school helped save lives in our community by donating blood to the United Blood Services.
New Clinical Skills Lab at Anderson
- Anderson Regional Medical Center cut the ribbon on a new Clinical Skills Lab to help medical staff hone their skills to provide the best care for patients.
How MIDD Meridian Gains Funding
- MIDD Meridian provides jobs for the developmentally disabled in the community and receive funding from several different sources.
MIDD Meridian Provides Opportunities
- Mississippi Industries for the Developmentally Disabled, or MIDD, provides job opportunities for people with disabilities to help them transition to mainstream society.
Anderson Regional Medical Center Names New CEO
- John Anderson has been named the fifth President and CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center after 8 months of being Interim President and CEO of the Hospital System.
Report Says Insurers Skirting Protections for Women
- A new report from a women's legal advocacy group says some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate its requirements for women's health.
UAB Leading Federally-Funded Study on Beta Blockers
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham will lead a federally-funded study to determine whether a certain drug can be used without major side effects in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.
Healthcare Students Participate in Triage Simulation
- ECCC Healthcare Students took presented a simulation exercise based on mass casualty triage care after a massive tornado.
Advance Radiation Treatment for Cancer Patients
- Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian now has one of the most advanced radiation systems available called TomoTherapy which rivals systems used at larger cancer treatment centers.
Proposed Bill Would Ban Abortions after Fetal Heartbeat Detected
- Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins has proposed legislation to prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
"Spice" Consumption on the Rise
- The drug "Spice" hospitalized eight people in Neshoba County after an overdose of the drug.
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