WTOK Health Headlines
New West Nile Virus Cases Confirmed in Mississippi
- Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.
West Alabama Hospital Reaches Out to Community
- Hill Hospital in York, Alabama held a community health fair for the citizens of Sumter County to visit and learn about what the only hospital in the county provides to the community.
First Confirmed Case of Rabies in Mississippi Since 1961
- State health officials say Mississippi's first confirmed case of animal rabies since 1961 has been found in Starkville.
VA Medical Outreach Team Visits Meridian
- The G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center’s Mobile Outreach Team visited Meridian Wednesday, to help local veteran’s learn more about and enroll in VA Medical benefits.
Philadelphia Woman Turns 100
- Sarah Hutchinson will celebrate her 100th birthday August 19.
TAME and A Point of Splendor Offer Health and Wellness Services
- A recent ribbon cutting was held for TAME and A Point of Splendor, which offer health and wellness services for those wanting to optimize their mental and physical health.
Blue Bell Begins Shipments
- Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.
Four New Cases of WNV in Mississippi
- The Mississippi State Department of Health has announced four new cases of West Nile virus.
Glen Campbell Documentary Viewing Aug. 20 in Meridian
- The documentary of Glen Campbell's "Goodbye Tour", after his Alzheimer's diagnosis, will be shown at the MSU Riley Center Aug.20.
Heat Warnings in Mid-South
- An excessive heat warning remains in effect for southern Mississippi, central and southern Alabama, and southeast Louisiana through Monday evening.
Beating the Heat Safety Tips
- As temperatures continue to soar, there are some things you can do to make sure you are safe.
Mississippi Records 3rd WNV Case of 2015
- Last year, 43 people in Mississippi came down with West Nile virus, and seven of them died from it.
Rash of Child Sleeping Deaths Causes Concern
- State officials are concerned over the recent rash of child sleeping deaths in Mississippi.
Blue Bell Begins Trial Run
- Blue Bell Creameries has started ice cream production trial runs in Alabama, three months after a listeria scare halted all sales.
Sports Camp Conducted for Kids
- The town of Butler and Willow Trace Health and Rehab have teamed up for a week-long sports camp for young people.
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