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Anderson Awards Scholarships

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A Meridian hospital is helping some local nursing students pay for their education through an annual scholarship program.

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Alabama Confirms 27 Cases of Swine Flu

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Health officials have confirmed at least 27 cases of swine flu in Alabama and probable cases have been found in 28 other people.

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Weems Hosts MethWatch Forum

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Weems Community Mental Health Center hosted its third annual MethWatch Forum Tuesday in Meridian.

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Rush Showcases Women's Services

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Rush Hospital hosted an open house Thursday to showcase renovations at its new Family Birth Center, NICU, and Women's Pavilion.

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Posted: 05/07/2009 - May is not only national older American’s month but also mental health awareness month. Because of this, in Healthwatch we are turning our focus to senior citizens and the importance of staying active during the golden years.

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Healthwatch: Senior Care

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Health officials say staying active during the golden years is just as important as it is for younger people.

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AHSAA Cancels All Events

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Concerns over swine flu causes the AHSAA to cancel athletic events.

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Healthwatch: Barrett's Esophagus

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Rush Hospital gastroenterologist, Dr. Paul Varela, wants to raise awareness about the dangers of Barrett's esophagus by promoting camera pill screenings.

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Agencies Prepare for Potential Outbreak

Updated: 04/27/2009 - As of Monday, no cases of the swine flu had been reported in Mississippi or Alabama. However, with dozens of deaths being blamed on the virus in Mexico, where it is thought to have originated, locals are taking precaution.

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Swine Flu Causes Health Concern

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Mississippi health officer Dr. Ed Thompson says there's been no confirmed case of swine flu in the state, but officials have requested additional dosages of a vaccine used to treat the illness. No cases have been detected so far in Mississippi or Alabama.

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Court: "Doctors, Medicaid Providers Both Have Say"

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A federal appeals court in Atlanta says Medicaid providers and state health officials should have a say along with physicians in determining how to treat patients.

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Healthwatch: Palliative Care

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Traditional medicine has typically focused on what's known as the curative model, finding a solution to a medical problem or disease. Another type of care is the palliative model.

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Meridian Forum on Cigarette Tax

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Just how much higher will Mississippi's cigarette tax go is still on the agenda for the state's lawmakers. Several groups are pushing for it to be raised.

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