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Program pushes downtown walking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — From the hills of Northeast Mississippi to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast, residents from across the state are invited to bring their most comfortable shoes and go walking. Sponsored by the Main Street Mississippi Association (MSMA), the second annual "Let’s Go Walkin’ Down Main Street Mississippi" will be celebrated in 27 Magnolia State communities Oct. ...

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More swine flu cases found

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 26 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for last week, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 260. The new cases were in Coahoma (three), DeSoto (three), Hinds (three), Lauderdale (three), Harrison (two), Bolivar (one), Calhoun (one), Copiah (one), Franklin (one), Jasper (one), Lawrence (one), Lincoln (one), Neshoba ...

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WNV, SLE cases confirmed

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to four. The new cases are in Marion and Harrison counties. The agency also reports one case of St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) in Forrest County. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to ...

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More swine flu identified

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for last week, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 234. The new cases last week were in Coahoma (two), Harrison (two), Lincoln (two), Panola (two), Chickasaw (one), Choctaw (one), Covington (one), DeSoto (one), George (one), Hinds (one), Lauderdale (one), Madison ...

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West Nile virus case confirmed

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for the summer in Harrison County. MSDH also reports a Hinds County case that occurred in January but was only recently confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s total number of human cases for 2008 ...

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Schoolchildren required more shots

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces a new immunization requirement for children entering Mississippi schools in the upcoming school year for the first time. Two doses of the varicella vaccine (chickenpox vaccine) will now be required for all children entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the state. Exceptions will be allowed for a history of chickenpox ...

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Swine flu cases top 100

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 31 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of July 6-12, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 212. The new cases were in Winston (nine), Lowndes (four), Alcorn (two), Harrison (two), Monroe (two), Scott (two), Bolivar (one), DeSoto (one), Hancock (one), Jones (one), Leflore (one), ...

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Swine flu cases exceed 180

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 29 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 29-July 5, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 181. The new cases last week were in Winston (seven), Harrison (four), Jackson (two), Madison (two), Oktibbeha (two) Warren (two), Coahoma (one), Copiah (one), Hinds (one), Jones ...

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Swine flu cases surpass 150

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 47 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 22-28, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 152. The new cases last were in Winston (nine), Forrest (four), Jackson (four), Lamar (six), Webster (two), Tishomingo (two), Lee (two), Greene (two), George (two), Harrison (two), Attala ...

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Transparency is the best medicine

Health Insurer Code of Conduct may improve the quality of care Many of us entered med school for the age-old reasons generations before have gone into the profession — out of an interest in helping people and curing what ails them As a young physician in my first months of practice, I remember prescribing the “gold standard” to one of ...

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