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Healthwatch: Breast Cancer Awareness

Updated: 10/05/2011 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and health professionals are stressing the importance of mammograms

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Healthwatch: Flu Season

Posted: 09/26/2011 - Health professionals are hoping that the public takes the flu virus seriously this season, and gets vaccinated.

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Healthwatch: Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/02/2011 - This is World Breastfeeding Week. Rush Hospital in Meridian supports the practice, which authorities say is beneficial for mothers and babies.

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Healthwatch: Stopping Chronic Acid Reflux

Updated: 08/12/2010 - Fifteen million Americans suffer from repeat episodes of heartburn and acid reflux. A new procedure now available in Meridian can take away the pain and pills used to treat it.

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Healthwatch: Lap Band Surgery, Part 1

Updated: 07/22/2010 - There is a less invasive weight loss surgery available in Meridian at Rush Hospital. The lap band procedure is the surgery of choice for many who are looking to shed pounds for better health.

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Posted: 07/02/2010 - Help is now available locally for one of the fastest growing types of cancer in the United States.

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Healthwatch: Barrett's Esophagus

Updated: 06/25/2010 - Many of us may experience occasional heartburn. However, if it recurs for long periods of time, doctors advise that you be screened for Barrett's Esophagus.

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Healthwatch: Intensive Outpatient Program

Updated: 06/16/2010 - Help for senior Americans suffering from depression or anxiety can be as simple as being able to talk about with others who share those problems.

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Healthwatch: Seniors and Loneliness

Posted: 06/09/2010 - Dealing with health problems, separation anxiety and financial difficulties can create even more issues for older citizens. Those around them need to know the symptoms, so they can better help their loved ones.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

Updated: 04/09/2010 - The boil water notice for the Bonita Lakes area of Meridian has been lifted.

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Healthwatch: Uterine Artery Embolization

Updated: 03/31/2010 - Uterine Artery Embolization is an option for women who have fibroid tumors. In the U.S., up to a third of the female population will have fibroids at some time.

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Health Departments Get H1N1 Vaccine

Updated: 11/02/2009 - A limited number of vaccines are now available at county health departments in Mississippi. Officials say it's a start to battling the illness.

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H1N1 Shots Arrive in East Mississippi

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Health department officials say east central Mississippi has received 2,500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine in shot form.

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Coalition Targets Underage Drinking

Updated: 10/26/2009 - Agencies involved with the Smarter Choices Community Coalition Monday talked about ways to prevent underage drinking.

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Fighting Cancer A Community Effort

Updated: 10/23/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health says there are roughly 13,000 new cancer diagnoses every year in Mississippi. Local efforts are trying to help find a cure.

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Conference Focuses on Quality Healthcare

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Healthcare, and the quality of it, has become a hot-button issue across the country. A form of debate on the topic took place this week in Meridian.

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Healthwatch: DUI Crashes

Posted: 10/23/2009 - The message, 'Don't Drink and Drive', has been repeated over and over for decades. But you still might be surprised by the percentage of motor vehicle crashes that are directly tied to the use of alcohol and drugs.

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