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More WNV Reported in Mississippi

Posted: 08/27/2007 - Nine new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health.

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Prognosis Good for GMA Co-Host

Posted: 08/23/2007 - Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts is preparing for the next step in her treatment for breast cancer.

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CDC to Visit Neshoba County

Updated: 08/21/2007 - The Centers for Disease Control will be in Neshoba County on Wednesday to investigate an outbreak of whooping cough there.

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State Seeks CDC's Advice

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Mississippi's interim state health officer has asked the CDC for advice in handling an outbreak of whooping cough.

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Neshoba Has Whooping Cough Outbreak

Updated: 08/15/2007 - Whooping cough has hit Neshoba County, where dozens of cases of this rare condition have been reported. Health officials are taking steps to stop the outbreak.

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Mattel Issues Second Toy Recall

Posted: 08/14/2007 - Mattel has issued another massive recall of toys because of the potential that some parts might be dangerous for children.

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Buddy Check: Mammograms Not Scary

Updated: 08/14/2007 - At this time, there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer. That's why it's so important to catch it early.

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Healthwatch: Fighting Brain Cancer

Posted: 08/09/2007 - Using electrical energy to zap cancer cells may sound like a strange idea. But clinical trials at twelve major hospitals around the country are now testing it against the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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More Stifling Weather to Come

Posted: 08/07/2007 - A heat advisory is in effect for Mississippi and Alabama, with temperatures expected in the danger zone by the end of the week.

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FEMA Reconsidering Policy

Posted: 07/25/2007 - Days after FEMA's chief spokesman said concerns about formaldehyde wouldn't stop it from selling or donating surplus disaster trailers, the agency now says it's reviewing the policy.

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Concerns Raised About Fumes in FEMA Trailers

Posted: 07/20/2007 - Beginning Saturday, FEMA will distribute a formaldehyde and housing fact sheet to the occupants of each FEMA travel trailer and mobile home in the four Gulf States. This is because of inquiries from residents about possible fumes.

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New Clinic to Help Abused Children

Updated: 07/13/2007 - A new clinic has opened in Meridian, dedicated to the treatment of children who have been abused or neglected.

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Tribe Treats Whooping Cough Cases

Updated: 07/13/2007 - Choctaw Health Center has identified several cases of whooping cough on the reservation and is working to limits its spread.

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Healthwatch: Breaking Down Barriers

Updated: 07/13/2007 - Researchers say they have discovered a way to get drugs into the brain, that doesn't involve brain surgery. It's a process borrowed from a deadly brain virus.

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Healthwatch: Hear What You're Missing

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Loss of hearing can be so gradual that you may not even realize it's happening. Free hearing tests are being offered Friday at Meridian Speech and hearing Center.

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Healthwatch: FDA Warning

Posted: 04/11/2007 - The Food and Drug Administration is now warning of huge potential health risks with use of over-the-counter painkillers.

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Healthwatch: Fighting the Flu

Posted: 04/11/2007 - Many people think if you don't get your flu shot by Thanksgiving you'll be too late, but flu season has only just begun.

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Healthwatch: Hear What You're Missing

Posted: 04/11/2007 - The blast of a shotgun, repeated over time, can damage the hearing of a hunter or marksman, but hunters can protect their hearing.

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Healthwatch: National Midwifery Week

Posted: 04/11/2007 - A centuries-old health care profession has met modern technology, and apparently the mix is a winning combination for the patients.

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Healthwatch

Posted: 04/11/2007 - It's one of the two most common types of surgeries in the U.S. Not only that but believe it or not you may even need it! What is it? Read on and find out.

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