Two new reported cases of West Nile virus brings state total to 15

MSDH reported Thursday two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2019

  Baptist Medical Center first in the metro to perform new procedure that prevents strokes

MSDH reports tenth case of vaping-related lung illness

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

  Silver Alerts ramp up in the winter. How can you protect your loved ones?

  MORA and UMMC host annual program recognizing organ donors

Flowood police investigate possible vaping illness after 10th grader faints at Northwest Rankin HS

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Two new cases of vaping-relating lung illness reported in Mississippi

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

Pharmacy owner sentenced for role in health care fraud scheme

  Miss. Department of Mental Health hosts postpartum depression lecture

  Donations needed as Mississippi Blood Services runs out of type O negative

Breast cancer patient finds ’meaning to life’ after diagnosis 10 days before wedding

Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Hattiesburg

Protestors hold up signs in the pouring down rain.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

  UMMC opens Mississippi’s first primary care clinic for the LGBTQ community

Health care professionals say it's a safe place for patients to bring specific needs, all within a judgement free zone.

  State Health Department ‘really, really concerned’ after seeing severe flu season in Australia

It may not be chilly right now, but that doesn’t mean the flu isn’t lurking.

  'You have no idea what you’re getting’: State officials release CBD oil warning

Top officials from MSDH, MDPS warn public on dangers of all CBD products

MSDH public health lab confirms first flu case of the season

  Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center announces million-dollar expansion project in Vicksburg

MSDH: Two new cases of vaping-related illness brings state total to 7 with one death

  Newly launched C Spire Health app aimed at improving access to healthcare

Pascagoula High football players go bald for breast cancer awareness

Pascagoula High School football players and their coaches had pledged that if the school raised $2,000 for breast cancer awareness, they’d shave their heads.

  Homeland Security launching crackdown on counterfeit contacts, makeup in time for Halloween

If a vendor sells an item valued at hundreds for much less, chances are it’s fake.

  Health experts warn those who vape could possibly be more prone to getting flu

As vaping illnesses and deaths climb across the country, health officials warn vaping could make flu season worse.

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

  Monticello attorney gets videographer to build hype video to save local ballfield

Monticello residents try to salvage their favorite ballpark.

Family reacts to guilty verdict in boating death of Hancock Co. teen

The family of a Hancock County teen killed in a boating accident said they’re feeling some relief now that the man responsible for her death is headed to prison.

  Department of Health inspects food stands before Mississippi State Fair opens

You'll have over 100 vendors to choose from at this year's Mississippi State Fair - as long as they pass inspections.

Health officials report fifth case of vaping related lung illness in Miss.

MSDH reported on Tuesday one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi,

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

The report, which was issued Sept. 20, stems from a case in Michigan where a man who had no exposure to people with endemic tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

So far, Mississippi has four identified cases of serious lung injury related to vaping, all in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age.

Thirty three people arrested for Gulf Coast Health Care Fraud

Officials say more than $515 million was received through fraudulent billing.

Miss. reports first case of lung illness related to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported its first identified case of a vaping-related lung illness.

West Nile Virus cases reported in Hinds, Rankin counties

So far this year, human cases have been reported in Copiah, Forrest (4), Hinds (2), Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Leake, Rankin, and Smith counties.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid decides not to submit controversial Private Duty Nursing proposal

Mississippi Division of Medicaid withdraws proposal that sparked backlash from nursing providers and parents.

  World Suicide Prevention Day: Department of Mental Health aims to ‘shatter the silence’ on suicide

Tuesday, September 10, was Suicide Prevention Day.

FDA warns public to not eat Kroger tuna steaks

The tuna was either purchased at the seafood counter or in store-prepped styrofoam trays. The sell-by dates range from Aug. 29 - Sept. 14.

Families, caregivers on front lines of opioid crisis hope federal money will help

Drug abuse is killing people and ripping families apart. Now, the Trump administration is targeting more than $19 million to Mississippi over three years to help fight the problem.

After one month, how are Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients doing?

When medical marijuana became available on Aug. 6, Alex Domino said he had no expectations. For him, the medicine was simply a remedy for a myriad of serious ailments that he had not tried.

Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system

In a ruling late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said he wants to appoint an outsider to oversee changes.

  Therapy pups bring comfort to UMMC patients

These pups prove connecting with a furry friend is some of the best medicine you can find.

  CDC investigating death possibly linked to vaping, causing concerns

A death possibly linked to e-cigarettes is under investigation by the CDC.

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 on Monday.

  AMA President discusses push for more mental health services in Mississippi

The President of the American Medical Association talks exclusively about mental health needs across the country especially for children.

  Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

Kale is healthy to eat, but can it also cure cancer?

  Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported, brings state total to five

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

Study: Mississippi is 2019′s worst state to have a baby

WalletHub released its report Monday on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby.

CBD drug trial at UMMC delivers promising results; gets one-year extension

According to the hospital, results from a clinical trial of a new marijuana-derived drug to treat seizures in children has prompted approval of a one-year extension to the study. Great news for those with children suffering from severe epilepsy.

  What you need to know about the Hepatitis A outbreak in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health is joining other states across the country to fight the spread of Hepatitis A.

What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C?

With this news, you might be wondering what the difference between hepatitis A, B, and C?

Mississippi reports hepatitis A outbreak, joins surrounding states in fighting national epidemic

Symptoms of hepatitis A include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting; jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes); and stomach pain, low appetite, and fever.

Local study examines impact of lullabies on infants

Tulane researches whether music therapy impacts infants' nervous systems.

Bayer recalls 990 vials of drug that treats serious bleeding

Bayer is voluntarily recalling nearly 1,000 vials of a biological drug used to help prevent and control serious bleeding in patients with hemophilia A.

Mother warns about dangers of heat after son dies from heat stroke

On a hot August day in 2008, when the heat index was 94 degrees, 15-year-old Max Gilpin, was at football practice.

  Officials: Getting high on wasp spray can kill you

It’s know on the street as “wasping" and causes bizarre behavior, seizures and severe, even deadly, allergic reactions

  Vicksburg employee health clinic helps city save money

One of the hot topics on the 2020 presidential campaign trail is the cost of health care.While many employers are shelling out big bucks to provide insurance for workers, other companies and governmental entities are passing the cost to their employees. 3 On Your Side's Patrice Clark reports, the

Health officials urge Mississippi residents to prepare before the storm

For more information on disaster supply kits, visit the MSDH website at

2019′s first case of West Nile Virus reported in Smith County

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

  It’s a CRIME: Viral ice cream video prompts warnings about social media challenges

When you take a trip to the grocery store, the last thing on your mind is purchasing food that has been tampered with.

Disney actor’s death draws attention to seizures

According to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, 3.5 million people in this country have epilepsy.

  National HIV Testing Day: Capital City ranks 4th highest in the NATION for HIV rates

My Brother's Keeper teamed up with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to host free testing at the Walgreens on Meadowbrook Road.

AL dermatologist warns swimmers after flesh-eating bacteria case in FL

After a Alabama case of flesh-eating bacteria, a Birmingham dermatologist has a warning for people headed to the lake or the beach.

Indiana girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria on vacation in Florida

The 12-year-old got Necrotizing Fasciitis, which her mom thought happened because of a scrape on her big toe.

Walgreens to provide free testing on National HIV Testing Day

HIV testing is recommended as part of routine health care, yet many Americans are not being tested as often as advised.

  Cosmetic Surgery Dangers: What to know before going under the knife

Recent spikes in deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to rise! So far this month, 2 American tourist have died from complications after undergoing plastic surgery.

Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

Already this year, there have been reports of people picking up flesh eating bacteria in Gulf waters.

Beemon Drugs, a Jackson fixture since 1956, to close

An independent, locally-owned drugstore that has been serving Jackson residents for more than six decades will be closed by the end of the month.

Study on Mississippi life expectancy following national decline

A new study shows Mississippi is the No. 50 state in America with a life expectancy 74.4 years old.

Mississippi ABLE program offers people on disabilities the chance to save money without penalty

The Mississippi ABLE Program offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to “Achieve a Better Life Experience.”

  Traumatic brain injuries can bring on other complications

In the wake of Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson’s father being shot to death by law enforcement in Simpson County, WLBT takes a deeper look at the impact of traumatic brain injuries.

Attorney Generals across the country file motion to unseal generic drug price fixing complaint

Attorney General Jim Hood joined a 44-state coalition in a motion Thursday to unseal their complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers.

  Authorities: Legal opioid substitute is dangerous, even deadly

The herbal opioid substitute can be bought at gas stations and vape shops, but it can be as addictive as opioids and possibly more deadly.

  Summer feeding program prepares to fill bellies and hearts

The Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi is piloting a program that will see to it that area children eat breakfast and lunch while they’re on summer vacation.

  Veterans with PTSD and depression try to cope during the Memorial Day holiday

Veterans with PTSD and depression try to cope during the Memorial Day holiday.

Florence doctor surrendered license, prescriptions revoked

Dr. Van Coleman's prescriptions are no longer valid, nor is his medical license.

  Jackson VA reaches out to female veterans during Women’s Health Week

Women's Health Week wraps up with special emphasis on women who have served in the military

  Mississippi Rural Health Task Force holds first meeting

Governor Phil Bryant is giving a charge to a newly-created Rural Health Care Task Force.He's asking the group to consider ways to reduce the threat of more hospital closures and improve access to care.

  World Health Organization shares new guidelines for dementia prevention

Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide and 55,000 people in Mississippi.

  Mississippi program matches medical school students with rural communities

The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program was created more than ten years ago.Those who participate in the program are eligible for $30,000 dollars in medical school scholarships each year in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural community for the same number of years.