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Got mother’s milk? Forrest General meets demand with depot

September 17, 2013

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While most are familiar with hospitals’ constant struggle to maintain their supply of blood, many are unaware that health care facilities also face a challenge when it comes to another life-sustaining liquid — human milk. Demand for donor human milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) continues to rise. Supply of donor milk has been […]

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More people now exercise while they work

September 12, 2013

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Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls […]

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UMMC taps Kevin Cook as CEO for adult hospitals

August 9, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Kevin Cook has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s adult hospitals, effective July 8. A native of Miami, Fla., Cook had served as president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and was the Metro President of Toledo for Mercy Health Partners, part […]

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Second death reported in Mississippi from West Nile

August 6, 2013

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The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting the state’s second death this year from the West Nile disease.The death occurred in Bolivar County. Mississippi is currently in the peak season for West Nile and four new cases have been reported in Forrest, Hinds, and Rankin counties bringing to total number of cases this year to […]

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MSDH reports new West Nile case, 8 total statewide

August 5, 2013

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West Nile disease is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and finally to humans. It can be fatal and to date there is no cure.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in LeFlore County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 8 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Forrest (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Wayne […]

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(VIDEO) N.Y. doctors write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables

July 29, 2013

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The Associated Press YouTube channel has posted a video about doctors in New York City and their decision to write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The special coupons are used by low-income residents to purchase fresh produce at local farmers markets, a healthy alternative to fast or processed food options.  

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Health Department: One new West Nile case reported

July 22, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Lincoln County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 7 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Forrest (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery and […]

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Mississippi health officials report first West Nile Virus human case of 2013

April 8, 2013

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JACKSON — Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Madison County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths. “This is actually not the first […]

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New studies show that pleasantly plump ain’t so bad after all

January 3, 2013

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Maybe being overweight in Mississippi isn’t as terrible as we once thought. In a story appearing on The Daily Beast, the world of public health was knocked off the rails a bit this week with therelease of a study demonstrating that you can, in fact, be too thin. Reviewing 97 studies involving almost 3 million people […]

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

November 23, 2011

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The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem […]

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