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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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Flu Widespread In South

Updated: 09/22/2009 - The past few weeks have seen an increase in the number of flu cases reported.

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More Apparent Swine Flu in Schools

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Updated: 09/18/2009 - As swine flu widens its net, more students are falling victim to it, including dozens of students who were out sick this week at Southeast Lauderdale campuses.

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March of Dimes Fundraiser Underway

Updated: 09/17/2009 - The March of Dimes is preparing for its annual March for Babies, a fundraiser to help in the fight against birth defects.

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First Trial Over 'Toxic' Trailers Begins

Posted: 09/14/2009 - A jury will soon begin hearing testimony in the first trial over whether Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous fumes while living in government-issued trailers.

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Wicker: "There are major problems"

Posted: 09/09/2009 - In advance of President Barack Obama's health care speech to Congress, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker spoke about proposed reform.

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Mississippi Has Three New WNV Cases

Posted: 09/08/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Health reported Tuesday that there are three new cases of West Nile virus in the state.

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UBS Encourages Donating During Holidays

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Labor Day weekend means a lot more people traveling, and with that, more traffic accidents are likely, and a higher demand for blood products.

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Schools Take New Approach to Fitness

Updated: 09/03/2009 - Thanks to a physical education grant, the Community Students Learning Center is changing the way students in Holmes County look at fitness. It could be an example for other Mississippi schools.

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Harper on Health Care Reform

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Third District Congressman Gregg Harper is expressing doubts about the future of proposed health care reform.

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Caution About Flu Season

Posted: 09/02/2009 - In the past week, dozens of Mississippians have come down with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Since May, the state has recorded nearly 600 cases.

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Coroner: Teen's Swine Flu Test Negative

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said preliminary swine flu test results were negative for a 15-year-old Warren Central High student who died last week.

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