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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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Sumter Students Recovering from Infection

Updated: 10/19/2007 - An infection called "the super bug" has surfaced in various parts of the U.S. during the past few weeks. Two such cases were also identified in Sumter County, Ala.

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Six New WNV Cases Reported

West Nile Virus

Posted: 10/15/2007 - The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting six new cases of the West Nile virus.

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Trauma Care Needs Resuscitation

Posted: 10/10/2007 - Mississippi's statewide hospital trauma network is in trouble. It provides trauma care to those in need who can't get it in smaller, rural hospitals.

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Eight New West Nile Cases Reported

Updated: 10/08/2007 - The Mississippi Department of Health reported eight new cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus on Monday.

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Campbell's Soup Issues Recall

Updated: 10/05/2007 - Campbell's has recalled 72,000 cans of Chunky soup that may contain plastic pieces.

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UAB to Study Breast Cancer

Updated: 10/05/2007 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $11.5 million for research aimed at providing better treatment, prevention and detection of breast cancer.

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