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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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Nature Trail Restored

Posted: 11/06/2007 - A local nature trail in Meridian is now open again for students at Poplar Springs Elementary School, as well as the community.

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Johnson Runs to Help Cancer Patients

Updated: 11/06/2007 - A health scare three years ago motivated WTOK's news director to try to make a real difference for others.

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Change Time, Change Batteries

Posted: 10/30/2007 - It will be time to "fall back" an hour on Sunday, as daylight saving time ends. You should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

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ADPH Addresses Health Concern

Updated: 10/29/2007 - The Alabama Department of Public Health hosted a regional news conference with the media by satellite Monday, to address concerns about staph infections.

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Boil Water Alert for Harmony Customers

Posted: 10/24/2007 - The Mississippi Department of Health has issued a boil water alert for customers of Harmony Water Association in Clarke County.

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Students Become Teachers With Grant

Updated: 10/24/2007 - Proper hand washing to prevent illness is the topic of a grant presented to T.J. Harris Elementary School.

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