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Preventing West Nile Virus

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Updated: 05/28/2008 - With no cure or specific treatment available for West Nile virus, health officers remind the public to take measures to prevent it.

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Summer Elevates Risk of WNV

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Posted: 05/26/2008 - An increase in outdoor activities raises the risk of West Nile virus, which has affected two victims already in Mississippi.

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Surviving Cancer, Part 5

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Lauderdale County's Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. Sherry Purdy knows why finding a cure is so important.

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Surviving Cancer, Part 4

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Lauderdale County Relay for Life honorary chair, Debbie Young, advises women to have regular check-ups. She says one may have saved her life.

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Surviving Cancer, Part 3

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Lauderdale County's Relay for Life highlights success stories. This is the story of cancer survivor, Sarah King.

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Surviving Cancer, Part 2

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Lauderdale County's Relay for Life is this coming Friday and Saturday. As the quest for a cure continues, so does the courage of survivors like Jeanette Gossett.

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Surviving Cancer, Part 1

Updated: 05/05/2008 - The honorary chairpersons for Lauderdale County's Relay for Life are all cancer survivors. This is the story of Betty Phillips.

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Healthwatch: Ultrasonic Wound Care

Updated: 04/30/2008 - Technology for wound care is better than ever. In fact, ultrasonic energy is used in many cases to clean and heal wounds.

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Drug Card Program Claims Success

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The Mississippi Drug Card Program says more than 29,000 Mississippians have received a free prescription drug card since it started.

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Healthwatch: Better Options for Pain Management

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Advancements are being made in the treatment of chronic pain. Rush Hospital is the first in Mississippi to use the latest available technology in radio frequency machines.

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Healthwatch: Hip and Knee Pain

Posted: 04/08/2008 - As we age, so do our joints. This can cause pain and difficulty moving. Rush Hospital is sponsoring a seminar on this topic Apr. 14.

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Waiver for Vaccine Extended

Updated: 04/02/2008 - The Mississippi State Department of Health has extended a chickenpox immunization waiver for school children.

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Scale Back Alabama Weighs In

Updated: 04/01/2008 - The state of Alabama has lost a collective 207,871 pounds, thanks to a commitment made by thousands of residents.

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Mississippi Confirms First WNV Case

Posted: 03/31/2008 - The Mississippi Health Department said Monday that the state's first human case of West Nile virus for 2008 has been confirmed in Lincoln County.

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CDC Study Signals Warning

Updated: 03/13/2008 - A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found more than 3 million teenagers in the U.S. have a sexually-transmitted disease.

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Friendship Center Has New Home

Posted: 03/06/2008 - A ribbon was cut and an open house was held Thursday for the relocated Friendship Center.

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Blood Drive Remembers Mars, Helps Kids

Updated: 03/06/2008 - The community is asked to take time to give blood this week. The gift will actually be multiplied through donations from a business.

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