Fraternity holds health event for Jackson community

UMMC School of Dentistry accepting applications for Dental Mission Week

UMMC School of Dentistry plans third annual Dental Mission Week

‘New Year, New Me’; CEO of YMCA gives tips on staying in shape for 2019

CDC reports a rise in flu cases in the southeast

AMR issues tips to help keep New Year’s revelers safe

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The secret to a long life: alcohol and coffee, study says

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

Jennie-O recalling 164K pounds of raw ground turkey due to Salmonella concerns

Suspected overdose deaths in Madison County associated with counterfeit drugs

Brandon mother uses stillborn experience to help metro-area mothers

Beachwood mom will start the year with a new set of lungs, feeling lucky to be alive

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

Trial dates set in Mike Moore’s fight against opioid industry

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore is taking on the opioid industry.

  Doctors warn of the tampon recall posing a serious health threat

“If these tampons are left inside, you might notice discharge, irritation, odor and if left unattended for a long time you can get an infection called toxic shock syndrome and that can be a life threatening infection,” said Dr. Denny.

Dr. Thomas E. Dobbs named new State Health Officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health has announced that Thomas E. Dobbs, MD, MPH, has been appointed Mississippi’s new State Health Officer.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

UMMC physicians inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame

Carbon monoxide detector alerts Harvey homeowner to potentially deadly leak

Doctors offer tips to parents following death of child from flu

Attorney General Jim Hood files lawsuit against opioid distributors

MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Charleston nurse fined $500 after woman dies following outpatient surgery

She was still employed by Charleston Surgery Center for another six months after the woman’s death

Healthcare advocates proposing cigarette tax hike

Healthcare advocates and smoking opponents urge lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax by $1.50.

Mississippi governor wants appeal of ruling on abortion ban

Mississippi’s governor wants the state to appeal a ruling striking down an abortion law that would have been one of the most restrictive in the country.

US Judge: Mississippi 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional

A federal judge has struck down a Mississippi abortion law that is one of the most restrictive in the United States.

'Can the Grease’: New campaign urges residents to properly dispose of FOG

Jackson launches "Can the Grease Campaign" to help prevent sewer line clogs and backups.

Quaker recalls popular children’s cereal for possible Salmonella contamination

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal could contain Salmonella.

  Heart transplant recipient takes on donor’s passion for baking

Transplant recipient Timothy Lewis now volunteers at UMMC and has now has the heart of a baker, his donor's passion.

GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

A mother's warning tonight against vape pens. This after one exploded in her son's mouth, breaking his jaw in three places, knocking out many of his teeth.

3 On Your Side Investigates: The High Cost of Living

How to get control of your medical bills so they don't bankrupt you.

Second case of Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer in Issaquena Co.

What’s next for hunters after a second case of Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a deer in Issaqueena County?

Pain so excruciating, you want to die: A Big Island man who doctors suspect has ‘suicide disease’ seeks relief

CRPS is rare condition, with fewer than 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Mississippi ranks number one in premature births

Mississippi is number one in the nation for premature births. Mothers are being urged to take steps to protect babies by the State Department of Health.

Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in second white-tailed deer in Issaqueena Co.

A free-range, 2.5-year-old female white-tailed deer collected in Issaquena County on November 1 has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.

Epilepsy patients testing out new marijuana-based medication

Children suffering from extreme seizures may get some much-needed relief through a clinical trial.

UMMC conducts clinical trials for marijuana based drug to treat children with epilepsy

UMMC announces first national university medical center clinical trials of marijuana derived CBD for treatment of children with epilepsy.

New call center answers questions from parents of young children

Mississippi Families for Kids announced Thursday the opening of a call center dedicated to helping parents and caregivers of children up to five years old.

Great Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks discusses access to quality healthcare in Jackson

Veronica Robinson, a community activist and the great granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, was in Jackson to discuss the importance of access to medical care.

Dangerous Deliveries: Why are black women dying during childbirth?

Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease and Control.

Columbus, GA child confirmed with rare polio-like illness

News Leader 9 is the first to confirm with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a Columbus child has a confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare condition known as AFM.

A cure for MSD is closer than ever, and you can help

The fight to find a cure for a rare disease is getting closer to the finish line, and it's all stemming from one family in South Mississippi.

21-year-old lifelong migraine sufferer finally finds relief

A 21-year-old Columbia resident said she has gone from blinding, debilitating pain everyday for most of her life to only having to manage her pain once a month.

Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

The season flu shot is recommended for anyone age 6 months and up to prevent the flu.

Sheet pan shrimp bake with nutritionist Rebecaa Turner

This delicious, easy-to-make dinner is perfect for gathering the family around the table.

Three new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi

This brings the state’s total number of cases for 2018 up to 40.

State officials address ‘epidemic’ among teens in Mississippi

General Hood is joining the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Tobacco Data at the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to alert parents and teenagers of the dangers of teens using nicot

Boy Scouts of America neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Syphilis rates for newborn babies reach 20 year high

37 states are included in a CDC report on syphilis rates in newborn babies. Mississippi ranks near the bottom.

Four new West Nile Virus cases reported in Hinds and Madison counties

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports four new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state’s total to 37 so far for 2018.

More than 200 people helped raise awareness in Alzheimer’s walk

More than 200 people walked in Jackson Saturday to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease

University of Mississippi School of Medicine has record-breaking admissions

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is breaking admissions records. This year's medical school class is the largest in history with 165 students.

Lamar County doctor offers insight to fibromyalgia

There are more than three million people in the United States dealing with pain throughout their body, muscle tenderness and constant fatigue with no cure in sight.

Ripple Effect: Suicide survivors share their stories in new film

Suicide survivors share their stories in new film

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Attala, Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (2), Hinds (12), Itawamba, Jones, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Rankin (2), Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

Senate will vote on bipartisan bill to tackle opioid crisis

If the legislation passes on Monday, it would push for increased use of non-addictive painkillers.

Seven back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

Norton Children’s Hospital shared the seven illnesses commonly found in schools and how to treat them.

UMMC: Identifying concussions from the sidelines

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is encouraging high school athletic departments to take concussions seriously. They also says that having at least one medical professional on the sidelines can make a big difference.

New West Nile Virus case reported in Attala Co.

New WNV case reported in Attala Co.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

STD rates on the rise around the country

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in this country. That's according to new data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Three new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (1), Hinds (10), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

Jackson residents warned as Department of Health reports new West Nile Virus cases

So far this year, human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties.

UMMC, BCBS announce contract agreement

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have reached an agreement, and all University of Mississippi Medical Center facilities are fully participating in-network providers.

8 new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi

8 new West Nile Virus cases were reported by the MS Department of Health.

One woman's story on the risks of synthetic CBD oil

A new industry has blossomed around CBD, it's a compound found in marijuana but generally legal to sell. It usually comes in oil form; touted for health benefits. But there are risks as one Florence woman found out. Most people are familiar with the part of marijuana that makes you high.

Rankin County buys handsfree CPR Devices

This month Rankin County emergency responders have begun training with new life-saving technology. They're working with handsfree C-P-R devices, which are quickly becoming an important tool in first responders' medical bags.

6 new West Nile Virus cases reported in MS

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports six new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state's total to 13 so far for 2018.

UMMC to continue offering in-network costs to BCBS of MS patients

The prior deal was extended one month after expiring at the end of June. UMMC says mediation continues and they'll continue providing in-network costs to Blue Cross Blue Shield patients in the interim.

What to know when interacting with someone who is mentally ill

The search continues for 25-yr-old Darius Taylor of Hinds County. He went missing Monday morning.

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Recognizing eating disorders in teenagers

How can a parent help a child avoid an eating disorder? The first step is to understand why they happen.

Illness does not stop many workers

Despite doctors' orders many of us go to work while we are sick.

Selfies inspire plastic surgery

A study from leading plastic surgeons reveals an up tick in facial procedures as a direct result of 'selfie' dissatisfaction.

This Morning on WLBT: More spring-like but unsettled weather ahead

Good morning. It still feels more like spring than winter outside. It won't be quite as warm today as it was yesterday, and rain chances are still in the forecast through the weekend. We'll sort it all out in the First Alert Forecast. Jackson police are searching for two men who robbed a gas station at gunpoint last night. We'll tell you where it happened. And we'll have the latest on the high-school shooting investigation in Parkland, Florida. President Trump plans to visit with fa...

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2016 St. Jude Dream Home set for construction

It's kick-off time for the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home. Ground has been broken on a one-acre lot in the Indian Creek Subdivision in Flowood.