WCU president cuts the ribbon on new school of pharmacy

The first class of William Carey University School of Pharmacy, and future students, now have a place to call home on William Carey's Tradition Campus in Biloxi and that's the new Sanderson Hall building.

Southern Eye Center gives ‘Gift of Sight’

Southern Eye Center in Hattiesburg gave the Gift of Sight Friday by providing eye care to those who need it the most.

Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in second Mississippi white-tailed deer

A 1.5-year-old male white-tailed deer collected on October 8 in Pontotoc County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.

Understanding your Health Insurance: Health experts say they are here to help

Hospitals, Doctors, to Marketplace Exchanges and private insurance companies. They are all connected, and they affect you, your health and your wallet.

Attorney General Jim Hood warns of e-cigarette dangers

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was in the Pine Belt Wednesday to talk about his joint efforts with the Mississippi Department of Health regarding the initiative to alert parents and teens of the dangers of e-cigarettes.

National Mammogram Day comping up

Friday is National Mammography Day and doctors are encouraging women to put themselves first and schedule a mammogram.

Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

The season flu shot is recommended for anyone age 6 months and up to prevent the flu.

American Cancer Society hosts 2nd annual Men in Pink event

The American Cancer Society hosted its 2nd annual Men in Pink Event in Hattiesburg.

Is cellphone radiation as bad as it sounds?

Many of us are on our cellphones all the time. Some of us even sleep with them in our beds or next to our beds. What harm could that cause, especially since our cellphones give off a certain kind of radiation?

Scientists to sterilize mosquitoes, making it harder for them to transmit deadly diseases

While the experts say this is a step in the right direction, more research is needed to determine what consequences this could have on the food chain and ecosystem.

The Dubard School helps students cope with dyslexia

The Dubard School for Language Disorders on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi handles many young students with learning disabilities. One of those conditions affects one in five students.

  Doctor offers tips as Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off

Dr. John “Bo” Hrom recommends women get a mammogram at least once every two years after turning 40.

FDA approves drug used to prevent migraines in adults

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved a drug that is used to prevent migraines in adults Thursday.

State officials address ‘epidemic’ among teens in Mississippi

General Hood is joining the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Tobacco Data at the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to alert parents and teenagers of the dangers of teens using nicot

Group offers free hepatitis C testing for veterans

According to Focus Medica, hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease with more than 200,000 cases per year in the U.S. A group in Hattiesburg offered free testing for military veterans Thursday.

Boy Scouts of America neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

United Blood Services becomes Vitalant

The new name is now the unified brand for 127 donation centers nationwide.

Saving souls and lives: Church trains to use Narcan

It's a church of second chances. And if you are an addict or a recovering addict, Victory Baptist Church says there is a pew waiting just for you.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Attala, Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (2), Hinds (12), Itawamba, Jones, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Rankin (2), Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

$19 million grant renewal aims to enhance biomedical research in MS

A $19 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the Mississippi INBRE program was announced by the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday.

Glaucoma numbers increase in baby boomers

In the next decade, a disease impacting the vision of baby boomers will triple from more than 2 million cases to upwards of 6 million.

  FDA combating e-cigarette ‘epidemic’ among teens

More than 1,000 businesses across the U.S. are getting letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, warning them to stop selling e-cigarettes to minors.

Doctors encourage getting vaccinated ahead of flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported high levels of activity from influenza-like illnesses in Mississippi during last year’s flu season with widespread flu activity in the state.

Pine Belt suicide survivor shares story on World Suicide Prevention Day

Brianna Barefoot is a suicide survivor, and she plans to use her experience to help others.

HPSD comments on ‘incident’ that sent band members to the hospital

The Hattiesburg Public School District has released a statement on the “incident” that resulted in members of the HHS band being taken to the hospital after Friday night’s football game.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Preventive Wellness luncheon held in Hattiesburg

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi teamed up with the Women’s Pavilion of Hattiesburg for a conversation about wellness in the workplace.

New technology provides early cancer detection

This summer, South Central Reginal Medical Center became the first facility in the state to use a technology that can detect breast cancer early and far better than a mammogram. We talk to an OBGYN and a radiologist who say this is life-saving technology for a particular population of patients.

Recognizing the signs of esophageal cancer

Forrest General Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist Sophy Mangana said something as common as acid reflux can be a sign of esophageal cancer.

Merit Health Wesley nurse shares benefits of breastfeeding

Mothers can now legally breastfeed in public in all 50 states. That's good news for Merit Health Wesley's Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse Stephanie Sheppard.

Lamar County doctor teaches food is medicine

Dr. Lara Otaigbe is taking healing from the exam room to the dining room.

MS reports 3 new West Nile Virus cases

The Mississippi Department of Health reported three new human cases of West Nile Virus on Monday.

Hattiesburg Clinic fights the flu early

Hattiesburg Clinic is fighting the flu by getting ahead of it. Bellevue Clinic Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Allen Martin said it may seem early to be talking about the illness, but flu season is less than two weeks away.

Hattiesburg yoga instructor gives self-care, stress managing tips

August is National Wellness Month, this month is all about focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting happiness.

Measles outbreak hits nearby states

A Measles outbreak affecting several states has many parents on alert.

Fitness director gives tips for a successful morning

Mornings can be a struggle for many people, but one Hattiesburg fitness director says the key to a productive day is a productive morning.

Physicians recommend eye exams for back to school

Pine Belt doctors say back-to-school time should also be eye exam time for children.

Hattiesburg pediatrician warns of rise in childhood disease

Hattiesburg Clinic's Children's Clinic Pediatrician Yakeyla Naylor said she has been seeing her smallest patients with a significant illness called hand, foot and mouth disease.

Pine Belt health clinics offer free check-ups this week

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. is celebrating National Health Center Week by offering a series of free check-up days at health centers throughout the Pine Belt.

Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

WalletHub ranked Mississippi as the worst state to have a baby.

2018 WDAM Blood Bowl results revealed

Donors in the Pine Belt helped make this year's Blood Bowl extra special.