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 program matches medical school students with rural communities

  Community gathers for ‘NogginFeast’ to celebrate and honor brain injury survivors

  10-year-old from Rankin Co. undergoes dangerous surgery to remove tumor

Multiple staff and patients sick with stomach virus at Jackson Veterans Home

  First ever integrative health clinic opens in Mississippi

Blood donors and recipients reunite at Mississippi Blood Services

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  Guts and Butts 5K run for Colon Cancer returning Saturday

Third measles exposure found in new location in Hattiesburg

  MSDH: Measles traveled from Tennessee through Mississippi earlier this month

MORA holds Legacy Day for organ donors and recipient families

  Parents of little girl fighting stage four cancer receive ‘hateful, disgusting’ message

UMMC to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured women

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

MS, AR among most stressed states in U.S.

With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Stressed States.

Free lodging facility for cancer patients opens in Jackson

A port in a storm for families of cancer patients opened on Thursday in Jackson.

Hernando Elementary School officials conducting investigation after tuberculosis exposure

Hernando Elementary School is under investigation after officials received notification from the Mississippi State Department of Health that an employee has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Federal health plans extension good news for Mississippi

  Lethal Libido: FDA warns the public of dangerous over-the-counter male enhancement pills

  National Kick Butts Day hopes to curb e-cigarette use among teens

  FDA approves drug for postpartum depression treatment, but it comes at a hefty price

Donors wanted to help Mississippi Red Cross win up to $25,000 in grant money

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Injection used in combination chemotherapy recalled, possible copper salt presence

Some patients with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer may be affected.

Another 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure recalled

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging is voluntarily recalling 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Do not stop taking the medication until you have a new treatment plan prepared by a doctor or pharmacist.

  Spring allergy season hits Mississippians, but there are ways for relief

While some might only see pollen, others are hit with the unbearable symptoms.

  Jeopardy host Alex Trebek’s recent diagnosis helps raise awareness about pancreatic cancer

Earlier this week Trebek announced he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer: breaking hearts all over the world. One person from the magnolia state appeared on Jeopardy just two months ago.

  Think you’re too young to have a stroke? Doctor says think again

"I have seen a lot of younger people in their 20′s, 30′s, even 40′s who have strokes. You do not have to be old."

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

  Contact lenses that can reverse nearsightedness while you sleep

"It was like a miracle. I could like see again.”

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to extraneous material contamination

These products could be in your freezer.

Ovarian cancer claims tireless advocate Lori Newcomb

Ovarian cancer has claimed the life of a Jackson woman who devoted much of her time to cancer awareness and prevention.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Aggressive Spring allergy season ahead

If you struggle with spring allergies, now is the time to prepare for what doctors say will be another aggressive spring allergy season.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.

  Families, health professionals gather for 40th annual Diabetes Super Conference

Over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes, and the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is stepping up to educate and raise awareness for people and their families living with the disease.

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Exceptional Education students create business for Valentine’s Day

Exceptional Educaiton students at Madison Central High School create a special business to spread cheer for Valentine's Day.

  New flu drug Xofluza helping flu patients get better, faster

More than 7 million people across the country have caught the virus so far this flu season, but now there may be hope for a speedy recovery.

Annual Valentine’s Day blood drive happening at MS Blood Services

WLBT’s Barbie Bassett and Marshall Ramsey are hosting this event.

  Advocates gather for Mental Health and Wellness Day at State Capitol

The National Alliance on Mental Illness organized the event and partnered with advocacy groups and state agencies across the Magnolia state.

Senate and House pass bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected

House Bill 2116, which provides exemption for cases of medical emergencies, will now head to the Governor for his signature.

Flu Shots: Is it too late?

UMMC Dr. Bhagyashri Navalkele says that with last years record breaking flu season, she is not surprised by this years spike in flu cases.

Madison County School District reminding parents to help stop the spread of flu

Mississippi is in the peak of flu season and some school districts are seeing an increase in absences including the Madison County School District.

Active case of tuberculosis confirmed in Provine High School student

MSDH will test approximately 200 students and faculty for TB infection.

Flu season spiking in Mississippi

Flu cases are spiking in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeing an increase in the number of children being treated for flu or flu like symptoms.

  Flu cases spike but state at the height of the season

CDC says over 80,000 Americans died last year from the flu

  Measles outbreak across the U.S. prompts health tips from doctor

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a spike in measles cases in 2019, and the sudden incline has health officials concerned.

  Clinton Public School District hit hard by flu with 555 absences

There are more than 5,300 students in the district. Friday, 555 were absent.

  Jackson chef offers tips on how to successfully ease into a healthier lifestyle

New year, new you? Probably not, but that is typically always the the plan.

  ’Surviving R. Kelly’: How to turn the conversation from gossip to better education on abusive relationships

Surviving R. Kelly sparked a lot of talk on social media. But here are ways to turn that gossip into productive conversations that will better educate people about the warning signs of abusive relationships.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals recalls injections due to visual gray material

If injected, the drug could cause vein irritation/phlebitis or pulmonary embolic events that could result in permanent impairment of body function or damage to body structures, such as the lungs and vascular system.

  Fraternity holds health event for Jackson community

Different local chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated held a health and fitness event Saturday at Lake Hico Park in Jackson.

  UMMC School of Dentistry accepting applications for Dental Mission Week

The UMMC Dental Mission Week is set for February 4-8, 2019, but the deadline to apply for free dental care is just a few days away.

UMMC School of Dentistry plans third annual Dental Mission Week

The School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is planning the third Dental Mission Week to provide free dental care for under served adults, children and veterans.

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

You know what they say: "New year, new me." It happens around this time each year.

  CDC reports a rise in flu cases in the southeast

CDC reports increase in flu cases in nation and southeast

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

The New Year’s holiday is one of the most dangerous periods for getting hurt or killed in a drunk driving crash. Paramedics at American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service urge party hosts to make sure guests don’t get drunk and drive.

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

If your New Year’s resolution is to give up caffeine or alcohol, you might want to think again!

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

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

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

Jennie-O is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Suspected overdose deaths in Madison County associated with counterfeit drugs

“As in previous alerts, I want to remind everybody to not take any kind of drug that is not obtained from a pharmacy,” Director Dowdy said. “The consequences of using non-prescribed medication could result in death.”

  Brandon mother uses stillborn experience to help metro-area mothers

Mary Kathryn Russell, a metro-area special education teacher, lost her son Cannon as a result of stillbirth after 37 weeks of pregnancy. She began a t-shirt fundraiser to purchase and donate a "cuddle cot", a device that can be placed under a crib and cools and preserves a baby's body.

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

She's been fighting to stay alive for years, this year she wants Christmas to be about the kids

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

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

  UMMC physicians inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame

UMMC acclaimed physicians Dr. Guyton and Dr. Hardy enter MS Hall of Fame

Carbon monoxide detector alerts Harvey homeowner to potentially deadly leak

A Harvey homeowner feels fortunate to be alive after a brush with what is often called an invisible killer. Now he’s urging others to install the same device that he said saved his life.

  Doctors offer tips to parents following death of child from flu

According to the MSHD, in 2017 there were 183 influenza deaths in children, three of those were in Mississippi.

Attorney General Jim Hood files lawsuit against opioid distributors

The State filed a complaint in Hinds County Circuit Court against opioid distributors Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Corporation and AmerisourceBergen Corporation for failing to prevent the diversion of opioids in Mississippi. The lawsuit alleges that these three companies, who distribute the major

MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Last year an estimated 80,000 adults nationwide died from the flu

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.