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Rush Shows Off da Vinci System

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Rush Hospital conducted an open house Thursday night, to demonstrate how the da Vinci Surgical System operates.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The city of Meridian has lifted a boil water notice issued earlier this week.

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Diabetes: Identification and Prevention

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Diabetes is a major health issue, especially in Mississippi and Alabama. Solving it could have a significant impact on health care costs.

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Anderson Demonstrates da Vinci

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center Monday hosted an open house for its employees to demonstrate its da Vinci Surgical System.

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Health Department Reports on WNV

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the first human case of West Nile virus for the summer of 2009.

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Equine Encephalitis Dangerous, Preventable

Updated: 07/10/2009 - New cases of equine encephalitis have surfaced in Mississippi. The mosquito-borne illness is dangerous for horses, but can be prevented.

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Boil Water Notice

Updated: 07/09/2009 - The town of Scooba has issued a boil water advisory until further notice.

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MHA President Responds to Governor

Posted: 06/24/2009 - The leader of the Mississippi Hospital Association says it appears the Division of Medicaid will cease to exist after June 30.

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Meridian Physician Comments on Health Care Reform

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A week after President Obama addressed the American Medical Association about his proposal on how to reform health care, a local policy maker with the group is speaking out.

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Heat Becomes Safety Issue

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Beating the heat is becoming more difficult as temperatures hover around 100 degrees. This is leading to an increase in demand for energy assistance.

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Cancer Patient's Family Leads Crusade

Updated: 06/19/2009 - A 12-year-old boy from Bay Springs died following a battle to receive a special drug as part of his treatment. Family members of Seth Harris are embarking on a crusade for change.

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State Erroneously Paid Medicare

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The Mississippi Medicaid program has been paying the Part B Medicare premiums for about 9,300 people even after determining they were no longer eligible for Medicaid.

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Caution Still Advised with Swine Flu

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Although many of the initial fears about the swine flu are gone, health care officials say the virus itself should not be forgotten.

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MSDH Reports New Flu Cases

Posted: 06/08/2009 - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 24 new cases of swine flu, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 58.

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Medical Helicopter Paying Off

Updated: 06/02/2009 - A local child who nearly drowned Monday at a Meridian day care facility benefited from specialized medical attention that would have been delayed just a few months ago.

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Mississippi Update on Swine Flu

Posted: 06/01/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health says the total number of swine flu cases in the state is 34.

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