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John Johnson's Running for Cancer Patients

Updated: 11/25/2009 - The Anderson Regional Cancer Center, the Community Foundation of East Mississippi, and WTOK-TV are partnering for John Johnson's Run for Cancer.

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Health Care Rallies Held in Mississippi

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Two outspoken groups on different sides of the health care debate in Mississippi have jumped into the noisy national debate over reform.

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Health Departments Get H1N1 Vaccine

Updated: 11/02/2009 - A limited number of vaccines are now available at county health departments in Mississippi. Officials say it's a start to battling the illness.

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Pink Thursday

Updated: 10/29/2009 - Riley Hospital took its Pink Thursday lunch to workers at Alliance Health Center, sharing important information this month about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

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Anderson Granted Certificate of Need

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health has approved a certificate of need for an expansion at a Meridian hospital.

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H1N1 Shots Arrive in East Mississippi

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Health department officials say east central Mississippi has received 2,500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine in shot form.

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Coalition Targets Underage Drinking

Updated: 10/26/2009 - Agencies involved with the Smarter Choices Community Coalition Monday talked about ways to prevent underage drinking.

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Fighting Cancer A Community Effort

Updated: 10/23/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health says there are roughly 13,000 new cancer diagnoses every year in Mississippi. Local efforts are trying to help find a cure.

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Conference Focuses on Quality Healthcare

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Healthcare, and the quality of it, has become a hot-button issue across the country. A form of debate on the topic took place this week in Meridian.

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Healthwatch: DUI Crashes

Posted: 10/23/2009 - The message, 'Don't Drink and Drive', has been repeated over and over for decades. But you still might be surprised by the percentage of motor vehicle crashes that are directly tied to the use of alcohol and drugs.

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Conference Focuses on Quality

Posted: 10/22/2009 - Health care officials from Mississippi and Alabama are teaming up for a common cause.

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Swine Flu Topic of MPB Program

Posted: 10/22/2009 - Mississippi Public Broadcasting will broadcast a special program on swine flu Oct. 29.

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Alabama Sets Vaccine Priority Groups

Posted: 10/22/2009 - The Alabama Department of Public Health is going to allocate incoming swine flu vaccine to priority groups because of the vaccine's scarcity.

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Peavey Donates Custom Guitar

Updated: 10/20/2009 - Peavey Electronics has created a one-of-a-kind guitar that will be auctioned to benefit breast cancer awareness.

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JARMC Unveils Carousel Horse

Updated: 10/20/2009 - Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center unveiled a new carousel horse, designed to draw attention to the issue of fighting breast cancer.

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Mississippi Gets Injectable H1N1 Vaccine

Posted: 10/20/2009 - A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Health says the state has received 60,000 dosages of injectable swine flu vaccine.

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Mississippi Has Another Case of WNV

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one additional human case of West Nile virus for 2009.

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CDC Applauds School Health Plan

Updated: 10/13/2009 - A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official is urging Mississippi education leaders to continue fighting obesity and tobacco use in the state's schools.

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