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State records third West Nile virus death of season

FORREST COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there’s been a third death in the state from the West Nile virus. Health officials say the death was a Forrest County resident who was a previously reported human case. The state total for 2013 is now 43 human cases, including three deaths. The other two deaths occurred in Forrest ...

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Three more West Nile virus cases identified

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says three newly confirmed cases of West Nile virus bring the state total to 43 this year. The new cases were in Forrest, Lamar and Rankin counties. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (6), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (5), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, ...

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Babies sleeping safer as SIDS rate plummets

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 reported 21 SIDS deaths, a ...

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

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 safety alerts in real time ...

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Health Department issues CON to Methodist

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued a certificate of need (CON) for a project at a Jackson hospital. Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Inc., d/b/a Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation, received CON authority for the construction of a consolidated outpatient therapy facility. The proposed project consists of a 12,300-square-foot building at the 47th block of Jackson ...

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Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news release received by the Clarion-Ledger, ...

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Baptist receives CON for new hospital construction

OXFORD — Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been given state approval to build a new infusion services department building. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project yesterday. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. The total capital expenditure for the project is ...

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Ex-Health Department worker sentenced for embezzling

JACKSON — Authorities say a former employee of the Mississippi Department of Health was sentenced yesterday to one year of house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $23,000. State Auditor Stacey Pickering, in a news release, said that David Kweller, a former employee in the Professional Licensure Division, was sentenced in Hinds County Circuit Court. Pickering said Kweller ...

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