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Two more vaping-related illnesses identified

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bringing the state total to nine with one death. Most of the identified cases have been in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age, with two being in adults 35 years of age or older. Nationwide, as of October ...

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With Fred’s closed, rural Mississippi county has no pharmacy

With the nationwide closure of Fred’s Pharmacy, one Mississippi county is taking it really hard. The residents of Kemper County in east-central Mississippi now find themselves without any pharmacy in the entire county. The Clarion Ledger reports residents will have to place and pick up prescriptions at pharmacies in Meridian or Philadelphia — about a 30-minute drive to each one. Mississippi Board ...

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Two new vaping illnesses reported in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bringing the state total to seven with one death. All identified cases have been in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age. Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states, ...

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C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center debut new mobile health app

C Spire executives and state medical leaders unveiled a new mobile app today that promises to improve access to quick, reliable health care for more people in Mississippi, especially those in rural and underserved areas, with minor ailments. The telehealth app, C Spire Health, is the product of over two years of development by C Spire in collaboration with the ...

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Vape shop pioneer welcomes industry regulation

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Scott Stone opened the first vape shop in Mississippi in 2014, and he’s been busy talking to customers and others about the “vaping epidemic” that has topped headlines in recent week. “It’s the black market that’s selling stuff that’s causing problems all over north Mississippi and across the country,” said Stone, owner of Amaza ...

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Health officials report two new human cases of West Nile Virus

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019, bringing the state total to nine this year. The new cases were reported in Jefferson and Jones counties. So far this year, human cases have been reported in Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds, Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Leake and Smith counties. In ...

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UPDATE — Mississippi gets high grade on manufacturing strength but seen weak on advanced industries

Findings detailed in Ball State manufacturing scorecard By TED CARTER Mississippi has joined a short list of states that Ball State University’s Manufacturing Annual Scorecard rated as tops nationally for the health of their manufacturing sectors. But the leading academic author of the Scorecard said Mississippi must improve the quality of its healthcare and schools to grab a larger share ...

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Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100 degrees (37 Celsius) at midday and “feels like” temperatures soaring even higher, parts of 13 states ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Lose weight and 7 other reasons to run for public office

Political campaign season is in high gear. This year Mississippi voters will elect candidates for statewide, county and certain district offices. Although the deadline has passed to qualify to run for those positions it is an appropriate time to broach the subject of running for political office in a future election cycle. In this column, I offer eight reasons for ...

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Mold problems addressed at military residential meetings

Officials at Keesler Air Force Base and the contractor in charge of base housing have met with residents to address problems they’ve faced there, including recurring mold. WLOX-TV reports the base in Biloxi held two meetings this week. The contractor, Hunt Companies, had been accused of failing to improve poor living conditions. U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Fidler is deputy ...

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