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Ex-NFL players file federal lawsuit over concussions

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed in Mississippi on behalf of more than 50 former NFL players claims the league conspired to hide the dangers of concussions and brain trauma associated with professional football. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 28 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Some of the players named in the lawsuit are from Mississippi, but others are ...

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New West Nile virus cases bring state total to 169

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 29 new human cases of the West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Adams (2), Claiborne (1), Harrison (1), Hinds (5), Humphreys (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson Davis (1), Lamar (1), Lauderdale (1), Madison (5), Perry (1), Rankin (6), Sunflower (1), Warren (1), and Yazoo (1) counties, bringing ...

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Judge: Governor premature in bringing health care reform lawsuit

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi residents were premature in their challenge to the federal law requiring people to buy health care insurance, a federal judge has ruled. District Judge Keith Starrett also knocked the governor and another man out as plaintiffs, The Hattiesburg American reported. Both have health insurance, and wouldn’t be affected by the law unless ...

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Field Memorial to build new main campus; open new clinic

CENTREVILLE and LIBERTY — Field Memorial Community Hospital has announced it will build a new main campus in Centreville and expand into Liberty with a new clinic. Hospital administrator Chad Netterville tells the Enterprise-Journal the new site will be at the old Williams-Carter plant. The property was owned by Amite and Wilkinson counties, which turned over the rights to the ...

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State's West Nile virus cases hit 140; four deaths

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 26 new human cases of the West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Bolivar (1), Calhoun (1), Copiah (2), Forrest (1), Hinds (1), Jackson (2), Jasper (2), Leake (1), Madison (6), Marion (1), Rankin (5), Sunflower (1), Walthall (1) and Yazoo (1) counties, bringing the state total ...

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BancorpSouth Insurance offers health care reform calculator

GULFPORT — BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of Tupelo-based BancorpSouth Bank, has released a health care reform calculator to help clients and partners quantify the financial impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on their health plans. With this new tool, BancorpSouth Insurance Services consultants will be able to provide financial modeling and project medical plan ...

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Flowers named Regional Office Manager of the Year

TUPELO — Renee Flowers, office manager for Physicians Urgent Care clinics in Corinth and Baldwyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Regional Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Under ...

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Gambrel named Health Link's Tupelo Office Manager of the Year

TUPELO — Caretta Gambrel, office manager for Dermatology Center of North Mississippi, P.A., is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Gambrel was selected ...

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