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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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Run for Cancer 2009

Updated: 11/10/2008 - A partnership between WTOK-TV, the Community Foundation of East Mississippi, and Jeff Anderson Regional Cancer Center to benefit cancer patients enters its second year.

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West Nile Claims Another Life

Posted: 11/03/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting a fourth death from the West Nile virus.

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Nursing Home Questions Remain

Updated: 10/29/2008 - A Lauderdale County nursing home is about to close, because of a myriad of problems.

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Families Reel from Pending Nursing Home Closure

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Many family members are scrambling to find placement for their loved ones with Guardian Angel Health Care, which operates a nursing home in Marion, and is on the verge of closing. Its Medicaid contract will expire Nov. 1.

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Guardian Angel Nursing Home to Close Its Doors

Posted: 10/28/2008 - After getting several citations, and having its Medicaid funding pulled, officials at Guardian Angel Nursing Home of Marion say it's forced to shut down.

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Pink Thursdays Highlight Friendship

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Riley Hospital honored a breast cancer survivor and Oakland Heights Elementary teacher, who is inspiring students and others.

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Career Care 2008

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Hundreds of students got a first look Wednesday at what a career in the medical field might be like.

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New WNV Case in Mississippi

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Health reports one new human case of West Nile virus in the state.

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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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