Tag Archives: Mississippi State Department of Health

Health Department issues CONS, one for cost overrun

June 30, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) to three health care-related projects, including one for a cost overrun. St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital received CON authority for the renovation of 17,008 square feet of space on the first and second floors of the hospital in order to modernize […]

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Second human case of West Nile identified

June 2, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s second human case of West Nile virus for 2014.The new reported case is in Newton County. In February, health officials reported a case in Hinds County. The state health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile cases […]

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Babies sleeping safer as SIDS rate plummets

October 15, 2013

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While a lot of the headlines on the health care front in Mississippi is bad to really bad, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting some good news. The number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths in Mississippi has declined by more than half from 2011 to 2012. In 2012, the state […]

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As Karen nears, Department of Health introduces smartphone app for emergencies

October 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Just in time for Tropical Storm Karen to make landfall this weekend, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is introducing a smartphone app to stay up to date on health and safety information throughout Mississippi during an emergency. The MS Ready app will keep you informed of breaking health emergencies and […]

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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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Health Department hosts conference to improve community health

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and partners will host the 6th Empowering Communities for a Healthy Mississippi Conference on May 21 – 24. This year’s theme is “Creating a Holistic Approach to Healthy Communities” and will focus on building healthy communities, wellness and nutrition, and behavioral, adolescent and environmental health. Conference presentations and […]

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How healthy is your Mississippi county? As a state, Mississippi ranks last — again

March 20, 2013

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The healthiest Mississippians live in Desoto County and the least healthiest in the Delta’s Quitman County. Those are among the conclusions in the fourth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every […]

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Forest passes comprehensive smoking ordinance

August 21, 2012

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting recent passage of a comprehensive “smokefree air ordinance” by the city of Forest. “The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses and other public places in Forest from the harmful effects of breathing secondhand smoke. Everyone deserves to […]

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State sees more than 2 dozen new cases of human West Nile virus

August 13, 2012

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  Mississippi has 26 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing this year’s total for the mosquito-borne disease to 59 cases, including one death, Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports. Reported cases for 2012 have already surpassed 2011’s total of 52 cases, although 5 West Nile virus-related deaths o ccured that year, […]

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