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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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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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