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Pink Thursdays Highlight Knowledge

Posted: 10/16/2008 - At the Pink Thursday lunches, sponsored by Riley Hospital, there are plenty of smiles and laughs, but also serious questions about breast cancer.

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Sparks Warns Against Chinese Product

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks is urging consumers to avoid eating Chinese-made "Koala's March" creme-filled cookies.

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Heating Safety Tips

Updated: 10/15/2008 - As colder weather approaches, gas and electric heaters will be back in use. Here is some safety advice.

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New West Nile Virus Cases Reported

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Mississippi health officials are reporting three new human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number of state cases this year to 99.

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Pink Thursdays Highlight Survivors

Updated: 10/09/2008 - Two cancer survivors were part of Pink Thursdays, doing their best to make sure their colleagues get plenty of information about cancer prevention.

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Report Focuses on Kids' Health

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A new study shows the general health status of children in Mississippi and Alabama did not meet a national benchmark.

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If Broken, How Should Health Care Be Fixed?

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Both major party presidential candidates have talked about the nation's health care system being broken. If so, what's the best way to fix it?

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Drug Makers Issue Warning

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The companies that make over-the-counter cough and cold products say they should not be given to children under the age of 4.

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Pink Thursdays Highlight Education

Updated: 10/02/2008 - WTOK-TV has teamed with Riley Hospital for Pink Thursdays, combining a free lunch with breast cancer awareness.

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Observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Several events are planned in Meridian throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to educate the public about the importance of breast self-exams and mammograms.

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New WNV Cases Reported in Mississippi

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Health officials reported seven new cases of the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing the total number of state cases this year to 93.

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Series Focuses on Healthy Children

Updated: 09/26/2008 - New efforts are underway to change Mississippi's level of obesity, and it starts with school-aged children.

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Flu Shot Season Near

Updated: 09/25/2008 - The federal government is warning that not nearly enough Americans get their annual flu shots.

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Third West Nile Death Reported

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Health officials are reporting a third death in Mississippi from the West Nile virus.

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Death Attributed to West Nile Virus

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Mississippi health officials are reporting the second death of the year attributed to the West Nile virus.

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Gustav Threatens Blood Supply

Updated: 08/30/2008 - United Blood Services is concerned that Hurricane Gustav and Labor Day may be a double blow in efforts to get blood donations.

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Alabama's Infant Mortality Rate Rises

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Alabama's infant mortality rate has risen again and health officials are anxious to get to the bottom of the problem.

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Obesity Rates Up Nationwide

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Obesity rates increased in 37 states in the past year. Mississippi tops the list, with Alabama close behind.

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Tyson Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 51,000 pounds of frozen raw chicken breast tenderloin over concerns it may contain soy.

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Firm Recalls Spaghetti Mix

Posted: 08/04/2008 - C.F. Sauer Foods has recalled its Gold Medal spaghetti sauce mix from stores in Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama.

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