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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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Healthwatch: Knee Replacement

Posted: 03/05/2008 - Orthopedic surgery at Rush Hospital utilizes computer technology to design knee replacements for individual patients.

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Riley Expands Wound Center

Updated: 03/04/2008 - Riley Hospital hosted an open house Tuesday at its Wound Healing Center, which has expanded to treat more patients.

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"Help is Here" Bus Stops in Meridian

Updated: 02/27/2008 - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance made a stop Wednesday in Meridian to share information about help for those without health insurance.

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Mayfield Recalls Ice Cream

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Mayfield Dairy Farms is recalling paper cartons of it Vanilla Classic Ice Cream because labels were incorrect.

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Healthwatch: Sticky Surgical Stitches

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Unlocking the gecko's ability to walk on walls may lead to a way to replace surgical stitches with sticky tape.

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Flu Afflicts Nursing Home Residents

Updated: 02/19/2008 - The flu outbreak is widespread in most of the United States. The virus has also spread to some of the most vulnerable victims.

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Beef Recall Raises Some Local Concerns

Updated: 02/18/2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse. The recall has some local cattle farmers a little nervous.

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CDC Urges Leaving FEMA Trailers

Updated: 02/14/2008 - U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of government-issued trailers as quickly as possible.

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Clinton School Closes Because of Illness

Posted: 02/07/2008 - Mount Salus Christian School has canceled classes for the rest of the week because at least 25 percent of students are at home sick.

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Prevention Key in Fighting Flu

Posted: 02/06/2008 - The flu continues to spread in our area. Child care providers are cautioned to be especially careful to practice prevention.

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Healthwatch: Wound Care Is Specialty

Updated: 02/06/2008 - The treatment of serious wounds may involve complex hospital or outpatient care. The Specialty Hospital of Meridian approaches the treatment from every angle.

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Fourth Mississippi Death Recorded from WNV

Updated: 02/06/2008 - Mississippi health officials say a fourth person has died due to complications from the West Nile virus infection of the 2007 season.

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Flu Makes Mark on Businesses

Updated: 02/04/2008 - The flu is a problem across the country. Two deaths have been reported in Mississippi so far.

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Flu Attacks Schools, Community

Updated: 01/31/2008 - The flu is having a significant impact on school children and the Meridian community.

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