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Barbour Opposes CHIP Measure

Posted: 01/27/2009 - A bill in the United States Congress would more than double the amount of funds provided for the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. So why is Gov. Haley Barbour asking Mississippi's senators to vote against it?

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Health Officials Deal with Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A salmonella outbreak across the U.S. has many people avoiding a number of products that contain peanut butter. Three cases have been reported in Mississippi and one in Alabama.

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Girl Scouts Say Cookies Safe

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials with the local Girl Scouts say their two brands of peanut butter- flavored cookies have been tested, and did not come from the factory where tainted peanut butter originated.

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State Targets Obesity in Children

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The Mississippi boards of health and education are working together to tackle obesity among the state's children.

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CPSC Recalls Baby Cribs

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 500,000 Canadian-made Stork Craft baby cribs.

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WNV Cases Down in 2008

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Mississippi health officials report the lowest West Nile virus numbers since 2004.

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Call Issued for Blood Donors

Updated: 01/13/2009 - United Blood Services said its service area has a critical need for blood donors.

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Pharmaceutical Company Settles Mississippi Lawsuit

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A California-based subsidiary of Mylan Inc. has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the company inflated prescription drug prices and overcharged Mississippi's Medicaid program.

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Mash Bash Chance to Help Many Others

Posted: 12/23/2008 - The 2008 WTOK/United Blood Services Mash Bash blood drive, one of the largest of the year, is set for Dec. 30.

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FDA Issues Warning Against 28 Products

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning against 28 weight-loss products you might be tempted to try after the holidays.

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Riley Has Skin Cancer Removed

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley had outpatient surgery Wednesday for basal cell carcinoma on his nose.

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Cancer Treatment Improving All the Time

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As we continue to promote John Johnson's Run for Cancer, which benefits a local fund to help cancer patients, it's also a good time to share ways physicians are partnering to help each other's patients.

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Marathon Run This Saturday

Updated: 12/10/2008 - John Johnson is running for a very special reason this Saturday in the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Ala. And you may donate to help people in our area.

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MPS Issues Warning About MRSA

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A letter sent home to parents of students in Meridian Public Schools states that a student may have been exposed to MRSA, and advises precautions to stop potential spreading.

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Mississippi Has 1st Diagnosed Flu Case

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Health says the state's first laboratory confirmed influenza case of the 2008-2009 season was reported in Covington County.

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Quitman School Promotes Activity

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Quitman Lower Elementary School took a walk for health and fitness Thursday. The whole community is invited to join in.

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Rush Surgeons Gain 3-D Tool

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Rush Hospital has become the first facility in the area to acquire the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

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Statewide Smoking Ban Considered

Updated: 11/21/2008 - In Mississippi, thirty cities have smoking bans in place. There is a push now for a statewide ban.

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Healthwatch: Treatment for Arthritis

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A growing number of young people are being diagnosed with arthritis. But help is available for the young, as well as older patients.

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Community Responds to Cancer Needs

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Promotion for John Johnson's Run for Cancer is in its second week. He's trying to raise money for the Anderson Cancer Center's Patient Benevolence Fund.

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Lawmakers Discuss Health Care Access

Posted: 11/13/2008 - Health care for Mississippians is not a black and white issue, but one of accessibility and economic status.

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Program Targets Infant Mortality

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Mississippi has launched a pilot program that targets the state's high infant mortality rate.

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