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Advisory for Some NTS Customers

Posted: 01/07/2011 - The Mississippi Department of Health has issued a boil water notice for some customers of NTS Utility Association in Lauderdale County.

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John's 2011 Run for Cancer

Updated: 01/05/2011 - WTOK News Director John Johnson is preparing to run his 4th marathon to raise money for the Anderson Cancer Center's Patient Benevolence Fund. But he has some company this year.

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Anderson Ranks in Top Category

Updated: 12/22/2010 - A recent study found Anderson Regional Cancer Center's breast cancer patients have a very high five-year survival rate.

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Mash Bash Set for Dec. 29

Posted: 12/21/2010 - WTOK and United Blood Services' annual Mash Bash Blood Drive will be Dec. 29 at the Temple Theatre Ballroom.

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Flu Season

Posted: 12/18/2010 - It was just a year ago when concerns about the swine flu rocked not only the nation, but even beyond its borders. This year it's a different story.

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Holidays Impacting Blood Donations

Updated: 12/07/2010 - During the holiday season, the need for blood goes up while donations typically decrease. The local blood supply is suffering.

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New Case of West Nile Virus in Mississippi

Posted: 12/06/2010 - Health officials say one new case of West Nile virus has been reported in Mississippi, bringing the state total to nine so far this year.

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FDA Warns Makers of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Updated: 11/17/2010 - The makers of alcoholic energy drinks are on notice. They've been sent warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration, saying that the caffeine in the beverages is an "unsafe food additive."

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Muscular Dystrophy Benefit Concert

Updated: 11/14/2010 - Sunday was the benefit concert with all proceeds going towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association's local 'lock-up' event. The Temple Theater hosted the event in their ballroom.

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Rush Showcases Its Offerings

Updated: 11/11/2010 - Thursday marked a first for Rush Health Systems. It hosted a community health fair that featured everything Rush has to offer.

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Eliza Pillars Mississippi Nursing Association Educating Public

Updated: 11/06/2010 - Members of the Eliza Pillars State Nursing Association and District 16 Mississippi Nurses Association kicked off a big project Saturday at the auditorium of EMEPA. They are trying to target health care disparities among minority groups.

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Health Department Updates WNV Cases

Posted: 10/26/2010 - Health officials say one new case of West Nile virus has been reported in Mississippi, bringing the state total to seven so far this year.

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Rush Hospital to Host Job Fair

Updated: 10/20/2010 - Rush Hospital will host a job fair and health fair Oct. 27 in DeKalb for anyone interested in applying for a job in all areas of the hospital.

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MSDH to Tout Smoke-Free Legislation

Posted: 10/20/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Health will hold a series of luncheons to educate the public about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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Rush Career Care 2010

Updated: 10/13/2010 - Rush Health Systems invited over a thousand allied health students to see the opportunities available in the medical field.

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Boil Water Advisory in Quitman

Posted: 10/13/2010 - A boil water notice is in effect for Quitman residents who are served by the North Jackson Water Well.

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Carruths Share Cancer Story

Updated: 10/12/2010 - For well-known Mississippi personality, Paul Ott Carruth, and his family, the subject of breast cancer is very important and very personal.

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Jones: Health Care Should Be Priority

Updated: 10/11/2010 - Some Mississippi lawmakers say funding health care programs in the state could be more difficult, due to a tough economy.

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2010 Walk for Diabetes

Updated: 10/10/2010 - Crowds of people lined up Sunday at Meridian's Bonita Lakes Park to walk. They were walking in the 2010 Walk for Diabetes.

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