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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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Six New Cases of West Nile in Mississippi

Updated: 07/28/2008 - The Mississippi State Department of Health says new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Clarke, Neshoba, and four other counties.

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Nurse Visit Program Studied

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A health advocacy group is studying whether Mississippi should start a program to provide nurse visits to the homes of all low-income, first-time parents and their children.

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Agency Makes Urgent Appeal for Blood

Posted: 07/09/2008 - United Blood Services says surgeries are having to be postponed because there's not enough blood available in this area.

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors

Posted: 06/12/2008 - United Blood Services in Meridian has issued an urgent appeal for O negative blood donors.

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Ott Still Cancer-Free

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Mississippi entertainer Paul Ott said Monday he has a clean bill of health from his bout with breast cancer.

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Winn-Dixie Pulls Some Tomatoes Off Shelves

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Winn-Dixie Stores said Monday it is voluntarily taking off its shelves tomatoes which the Food and Drug Administration has warned should not be eaten.

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Healthwatch: Managing Pain

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Chronic pain affects tens of millions of Americans to some degree. The causes could be from an injury or illness, or even lifestyle. But there are options for treatment.

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Boil Water Notice Issued

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Porterville Water Association in Kemper County has issued a Boil Water Notice to customers in the Enondale, Tamola and Hogeye areas.

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