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Newton Family Medical Associates presents Go Red for Women

Date(s): 3/13/2015


252 Northside Drive Newton, MS 39345
Newton Family Medical Associates presents Go Red for Women
American Heart Association Learn and Live

Friday, March 13, 2015
9:00am-12:00 noon

RSVP by calling:
(601) 683-3117

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2Serve Community Outreach's Annual Community Health Fair

Date(s): 4/18/2015


(E.M.E.P.A.'s Audiotorium) 2128 Mississippi 39, Meridian, MS 39301
At this year's Health Fair we will have vision checks, hearing health information, a nutritionist on-site, Anderson Fitness Center, blood pressure checks, and much more. So please come out and bring a friend so we can be a healthier, stronger, and smarter community.
April 18, 2015 from 11am-2pm
Paris Hearn @ 601-513-4148

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2Serve Community Outreach ... Annual Health Fair

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

EMEPA Auditorium
2Serve Community Outreach will be having their Annual Health Fair this year on April 18, 2015 from 11am-2pm at the E.M.E.P.A's Auditorium where we will heave Anderson Fitness Center, blood pressure checks, hearing health information, nutritionist on-site, mental health information and much more. We would love for WTOK to cover this awesome event. Please call the Director Paris Hearn for more info at 601-513-4148

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Go Red for Women ...

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Newton Family Medical Associates 252 Northside Drive Newton, MS
Go Red for Women ...
An American Heart Association Event
RSVP by calling .... (601) 683-3117

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Heartthrob 5K Run/Walk

9:00 am

Quitman High School
The Heartthrob 5K Run/Walk .....
Pre-registration is $20 "Thru Feb. 23rd"
T-shirts for the first 150 participants
Proceeds from this event will go to the Lion's Club of Clarke County.
Contact Pacesetters of Lakeside Living Center
(601) 776-2141

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Anderson Regional Medical Center ... kicks off Heart Month with a Go Red

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian, MS
Join Anderson Regional Medical Center and American Heart Association as they kick off Heart Month with a Go Red Event on Friday, February 6th from 10am-1pm at the MSU Riley Center. Attendees will learn about heart health from Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, as well as stress relief, exercise, healthy cooking tips and more! The event includes lunch and a special fashion show featuring local survivors. Tickets are $25. Call 601-321-1209 to reserve your spot today
Ann Weddington

Anderson Regional Medical Center
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
W 601-553-6894
F 601-553-6144
E aweddington@andersonregional.org


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Mississippi Recognized for Highest Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Nationwide


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Mississippi Recognized for Highest Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Nationwide

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has the highest rate of vaccination coverage for kindergarten students nationwide, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The 45,719 kindergarten students enrolled in public and private kindergarten classrooms throughout the state during the 2013–2014 school year had 99.7 percent vaccination coverage, greater than the national median of 93.3–95 percent for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTap); and the varicella vaccine.

Mississippi requires five different vaccines to be administered prior to entering first grade.

“We continue to be very proud of our vaccination rates,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “Mississippi’s strong school entry immunization law is protecting Mississippi residents from outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases that other states have experienced.”

The MSDH grants all requests for medical exemptions submitted by a licensed Mississippi pediatrician, family physician or internist. Mississippi is one of 31 states that do not allow philosophical exemptions for children attending school or daycare. The Mississippi Supreme Court deemed religious exemptions unconstitutional in 1979.

“Vaccines not only protect the children who are vaccinated, but also protect those around them who may be too young to be fully immunized or those with weakened immune systems,” said Dr. Currier. “Mississippi children continue to die unnecessarily from vaccine-preventable diseases. Two children died from whooping cough in 2008 and 2012, which is preventable through vaccination.”

In fact, for U.S. children born between 1994 and 2013, immunizations are estimated to prevent more than 300 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths.

For more information on the importance of childhood vaccinations, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations or call us toll-free at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948).

Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect

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St Joseph Catholic Church Annual October Festival

Date(s): 10/4/2014

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

St Joseph Catholic Church 1914 18th Ave. Meridian, MS
Health Fair, White Elephant Store, Country Store, Fun Games for Children and Bar B Que and Fish Plates.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rhonda G. Carr

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Harvest Ministries' Health Screening

Date(s): 10/4/2014

9am until 3pm

Harvest Ministries, Cromwell, Alabama
Health Screening and Clothes Closet open.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9am until 3pm
Annie Walton 205-398-3159

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Choctaw Behavioral Health is hosting a “Suicide Awareness Health Fair

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pearl River Facility Building
Choctaw Behavioral Health is hosting a “Suicide Awareness Health Fair” on September 10, 2014 10:00-am to 2:00pm at the Pearl River Facility Building.
40th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th-14, 2014.The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2014. This year’s theme is “Suicide Prevention: One World Connected,” and will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on a global level.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Choctaw Behavioral Health at (601) 389-6291.

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Community Health Fair

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The Health & Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a
Friends and Family Community Health Fair on
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.
There will be free glucose, blood pressure and
Cholestrol screening. Please come FASTING.
Refreshments will be served.
Free door prizes.
Free diabetic, cholestrol and blood pressure
Free counseling.

Facilitator: Apostle Cleveland Hayes

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8:00 am - 12:00 noon



@ 8:00am- 12:00 pm

There will be free blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI,
and cholesterol screening. PLEASE COME FASTING !
Refreshments will be served.

* Free door prizes.
* Free diabetic, cholesterol and blood pressure materials.
* Free counseling.

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