More Headlines

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.

Read More

AHSAA Cancels All Events

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More Poll

CDC: Mild Flu Season Winding Down

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Federal health officials say the flu season is winding down, and it's turning out to be one of the mildest in years.

Read More

Lawmakers Restart Medicaid Negotiations

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Mississippi lawmakers are still debating whether to tax hospitals to help pay for Medicaid, the government health program for the needy.

Read More

Teen Tanning Bill Becomes Law

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Mississippi's governor has signed a bill that would require anyone 17 or younger to get written permission from a parent or guardian before using an indoor tanning facility.

Read More

Relay Celebrates 25 Years of Hope

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Lauderdale County Relay For Life announced 2009 sponsors, honorary chairs, and media partners at a Tuesday news conference.

Read More

Prescription Assistance Offered

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The "Help Is Here" Bus, sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America, made a stop in Meridian Wednesday.

Read More

Healthwatch: Dangers of Diabetes

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Diabetes affects 23.6 million people in the United States. Close to 6 million don't even know it. Many physical problems are related to the condition.

Read More

Health Department Promoting Awareness

Updated: 02/23/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health has kicked off a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of immunizations.

Read More
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability