WTOK Health Headlines
Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies in Health Care Law
- Republican leaders in Mississippi are criticizing the Supreme Court's decision to let consumers continue receiving a subsidy that reduces out-of-pocket costs through the federal health insurance marketplace.
Making Mississippi Women Secure
- This statewide organization is promoting the economic well-being of women in Mississippi and their families.
The Heat is On!
- With summer upon us there are a few tips you should keep in mind during the extreme heat.
Blood Donations Encouraged during Summer Months
- During the summer months blood donations go down while the need for blood increases. That is why United Blood Services encourages blood donors to continue giving all year long.
First Case of Chikungunya Virus Reported in Mississippi
- State health officials are confirming its first case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Honduras.
Flesh Eating Bacteria: Things To Know
- During this time of year many people seek summer fun near the water. Those who do should know about a bacteria that can be found in both fresh and salt water.
VA to Host Statewide Town Hall Meeting
- The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson will have a town hall meeting June 5 for veterans, family members and the public to share feedback on VA operations.
Handprints for Hope
- Anderson Regional Cancer Center is inviting cancer survivors to place their handprints on a canvas for “Handprints for Hope” to show support and hope for cancer survivors and fighters.
Long Creek Issues Water Alert
- Long Creek Water Association has issued a Boil Water Notice for some of its customers.
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.
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