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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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Flu Bug Bites Schools

Updated: 01/31/2008 - The flu bug has hit Meridian Public Schools, with hundreds of students missing classes.

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Medicaid Revises Eligibility Notices

Updated: 01/30/2008 - Mississippi Medicaid recipients will soon be notified at least twice that their eligibility is up for renewal.

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Pill Has Multiple Benefits?

Updated: 01/25/2008 - Could a pill that's designed to treat type 2 diabetes also be the first anti-aging drug? The pills are based on a substance in, of all things, red wine.

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FDA Finds Cloned Meat, Milk Safe

Updated: 01/17/2008 - Cloned meat may be headed to your grocery store shelf in the near future. That makes some consumers uneasy, but a local agriculture official says don't be alarmed.

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Warning Issued Again to Parents, Caregivers

Updated: 01/17/2008 - The government is concerned that parents or caregivers may administer over the counter cold and cough medicines to very young children.

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Preparations Made for Oprah

Updated: 01/10/2008 - Oprah will kick off her Best Life Challenge Jan. 14, featuring people from her home state of Mississippi. The challenge is to lose weight, keep it off, and live healthier.

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Weight Loss A Lifelong Challenge

Updated: 01/09/2008 - News of Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer, Bob Greene, visiting Meridian this week to issue a health challenge has drawn a huge response. One woman says she's ready.

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Tulane to Study 'Katrina Cough'

Updated: 01/07/2008 - Is 'Katrina cough' a legitimate new ailment or run-of-the-mill allergy? A five-year study by Tulane University will try to determine the answer.

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MSDH Lifts Boil Water Notice

Updated: 01/04/2008 - A precautionary boil water alert for the Hiwanee Water Association has been lifted.

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Marathon Run Raises Over $5,500

Updated: 12/13/2007 - The Community Foundation of East Mississippi received donations of more than $5,500 as a result of "John's Run for Cancer".

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Clinics Pursue Answer to Growing Need

Updated: 12/11/2007 - Each year, more than 14 million uninsured Americans go to a federally approved community health center for medical care.

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Flu Season Around the Corner

Updated: 11/06/2007 - Mississippi has recorded its first diagnosed case of flu for the season. Health care officials advise all residents to take precautions to avoid flu.

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