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Mississippi Department of Mental Health Agenda

Updated: 05/21/2015 - The governing board for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health met Thursday in Meridian. One main issue that was discussed involved an effort to open more group homes that are designed to help people who are recovering from substance abuse.
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National Stroke Awareness Month

Updated: 05/20/2015 - The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month and doctors encourage everyone to know the symptoms of a stroke to help reduce side effects from the disease.
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Blue Bell Laying Off Alabama Workers

Posted: 05/19/2015 - Scores of Alabama workers are being affected by Blue Bell's partial shutdown following a listeria outbreak linked to its ice cream.

Local High School Students Donate Blood

Updated: 05/14/2015 - Students at Northeast Lauderdale High school helped save lives in our community by donating blood to the United Blood Services.
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New Clinical Skills Lab at Anderson

Updated: 05/13/2015 - Anderson Regional Medical Center cut the ribbon on a new Clinical Skills Lab to help medical staff hone their skills to provide the best care for patients.
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How MIDD Meridian Gains Funding

Updated: 05/08/2015 - MIDD Meridian provides jobs for the developmentally disabled in the community and receive funding from several different sources.
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MIDD Meridian Provides Opportunities

Updated: 05/07/2015 - Mississippi Industries for the Developmentally Disabled, or MIDD, provides job opportunities for people with disabilities to help them transition to mainstream society.
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Anderson Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

Updated: 04/30/2015 - John Anderson has been named the fifth President and CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center after 8 months of being Interim President and CEO of the Hospital System.
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UAB Leading Federally-Funded Study on Beta Blockers

Posted: 04/28/2015 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham will lead a federally-funded study to determine whether a certain drug can be used without major side effects in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

Advance Radiation Treatment for Cancer Patients

Updated: 04/16/2015 - Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian now has one of the most advanced radiation systems available called TomoTherapy which rivals systems used at larger cancer treatment centers.
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