Third location of possible measles exposure identified in Hattiesburg

The Mississippi State Department of Health has identified a third location in Hattiesburg where people may have been exposed to measles by a contagious out-of-state traveler.

  Health officials alert of measles exposure in Hattiesburg area

  Pollen season in South Mississippi means allergies for many

  No confirmed cases of measles in MS as outbreaks grow elsewhere

FGH, MORA celebrate National Donate Life Month

MDEQ issues water contact advisory near Taylorsville

  FGH’s Camp Bluebird celebrates 30th anniversary

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  Physicians talk impact of insurance provider caping insulin costs at $25

  Movement is medicine

Hundreds under boil water advisory in Perry County

  Pink Up: Mission of Support

Target to offer coupon towards new car seat in exchange for your child’s old one

  2 Pine Belt women share their stories of recovery

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sounding the alarm about a recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans due to the potential presence of mold.

  Petal resident finds pain relief through dry needling

Now that we are in the middle of an opioid crisis in our country, health care providers want to step away from the opioids and suggest patients try an alternative to opioids that are piercing through the pain.

US health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

There were 228 confirmed victims in the U.S. in 2018 of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly paralyzing illness.

  Springtime for migraine sufferers

It’s pollen season and if you have allergies, this time of year is aggravating. There is a certain population that suffers even more this season for a different reason.

  South Mississippi Strong: Eighth grader battles brain cancer with smile, positive attitude

Federal health plans extension good news for Mississippi

  CBD gaining popularity in Mississippi and on the Coast

Poplarville school named healthiest in MS by BCBS Foundation

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

  Hattiesburg plastic surgeon explains cancer link to breast implants

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

  Experts help you “spring” into healthy lifestyle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes March as National Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn simple ways to help your family eat healthier.

  Colon cancer survivor says don’t wait to get screened

Goff never thought he could have cancer, but doctors found and removed a slow growing stage 2 colon cancer. Goff said his oncologist told him getting checked out at age 50 would have made a big difference.

  South Mississippi pastor has 30 days to find a kidney donor

Thirty days: that’s the time frame doctors gave Tony Guerin to find a live kidney donor. As his family is on the hunt for a match, he said his faith helps him push forward.

  Lamar County woman shares story of unseen disease

It’s a disease that is poorly understood because you can’t see it. Because of that, patients are often stigmatized. A Lamar County woman and her doctor are hoping to change that. By sharing her story, they want to open the hearts and minds of not only the public, but doctors.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

  MBN works to end opioid overdoses in Pine Belt

Opioid overdoses are becoming more and more prominent in the Pine Belt, especially in the Hattiesburg area. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is taking strides to stop it.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

  Consequences of drinking and driving shown to area students

Students at Hattiesburg High School received a vivid lesson in the consequences of drunk driving on Wednesday.

  Doctor warns of condition that can leave you in the dark

Your eyes can offer a glimpse into your health. The Chief of Retina, Vitreous, and Diabetes at Southern Eye Center in Hattiesburg, Dr. Jaime Jimenez wants to make sure if he takes a glance at your eyes he won't see signs of the leading cause of blindness.

  Fitness experts encourage early morning workouts

Fitness experts say early morning workouts can be more beneficial compared to working out at other times of the day.

Adults vaccinated as kids may not be protected against the measles now

If you were born between 1957 and the early 70s, you may not be protected from the measles.

  Dentists urge children to practice good oral hygiene

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and dentists want to remind parents to put their children’s oral health first every morning and after every meal.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

  “Gift of Sight” program gives back to the community

Southern Eye Center hosted their “Gift of Sight” program on Monday at their Clinic and Surgery Centers in Laurel and Hattiesburg.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Dyslexia: A hidden disability

Webster, and experts like her, found this particular learning disability affects one in five people, but the condition may be hidden because the dyslexic mind has many strengths.

Police: Couple accused of running dental practice out of their garage

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning in North Port for performing dentistry services without a license.

  Elizabeth Smart shares story of hope for Pine Grove’s anniversary

Elizabeth Smart took the stage at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus Tuesday afternoon to share her story to the crowd celebrating Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services’ 35th anniversary.

  Vape shop defends reputation of e-cigarettes

Vaping has gained a bit of a negative reputation over the last few years because the product contains nicotine and other addictive ingredients and its use among teens has continued to rise.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.

Valentine’s Day blood drive happening in Hattiesburg

You can still give candies and flowers to your sweetheart, but on this Valentine’s Day, you can also give the gift of life-saving blood to a stranger.

  Mississippi lawmakers sound off on fetal heartbeat bill, question its future

Mississippi lawmakers are a step closer to passing a more restrictive abortion law

  HIV prevention in a pill

Lamar County Southern Medical Care physician Dr. Lara Otaigbe said the local medical community is dealing with an alarming statistic.

Miss. Senate passes bill banning those under 18 from tanning beds

The bill, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, states that any tanning facility or operator that allows a person under the age of 18 to use a tanning device will face denial, suspension or revocation of its registration and be subject to fines of up to $500.

Medicare informational seminar held in Petal

The City of Petal hosted Care Management Organization’s first Municipal-Sponsored Medicare Informational Seminar on Tuesday night at the Petal Civic Center.

  Pine Belt Pacers celebrate 20 years with a 20k race

The Pine Belt Pacers celebrated their 20th anniversary with a 20k race along the Long Leaf Trace.

Teen accused of shooting Longleaf Trace runner with air rifle

Lamar County deputies have arrested a 13-year-old on a charge of simple assault for allegedly shooting a runner on the Longleaf Trace with a BB gun or air rifle.

USM holds free HIV testing on campus for students

USM holds free HIV testing on campus for students

  Pink Ribbon Fund helps people diagnosed with Breast Cancer

The Pink Ribbon Fund helps breast cancer patients pay for medical bills.

  New cases of deadly cancer linked to breast implants, FDA says

According to the FDA, implants with textured surfaces are more closely linked to the cancer than those with smooth surfaces. (Source: CNN)

  Protecting your children from the measles

WDAM on your side with a health warning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than 70 cases of measles in the United States.

  Petal pharmacist explains blood pressure medicine recall

The Food and Drug Administration recalled several blood pressure medications in recent months because of concerns of possible carcinogenic ingredients.

  Foundation aims to raise awareness about childhood cancers

More than ten years ago, Seth Harris passed away from cancer. Shortly after, his parents created the Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation in his honor.

  Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise in millennials, study says

Researchers warn the findings could potentially halt or reverse progress in reducing cancer-related deaths

  American Heart Association goes red for women’s heart health

For the last 15 years, the American Heart Association’s Go Red awareness campaign has been encouraging women to get checked for heart disease.

Hawaii, where smoking laws are already tough, considers ban on cigarette sales

“The cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."

Hattiesburg Clinic, UMMC working together to boost quality care

The Hattiesburg Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center are joining forces to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. The medical organizations will do this through the innovative use of electronic health records.

UPDATE: Infant ibuprofen recall expands to include three additional lots

Several lots of liquid baby ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar has been recalled due to the potential of overdose.

  Merit Health Wesley doctor explains heart disease in women

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, killing one in three women each year.

  Technology helping Hattiesburg seniors stay active

Entering your golden years doesn’t mean fun and an active lifestyle stops, especially if you have some help from the latest technology. That’s the case for the residents of Bedford Care Center Monroe Hall in Hattiesburg.

City of Laurel declares Red Dress Day

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation Monday morning declaring National Red Dress Day.

Community joins Gulfport teen with cerebral palsy in 20-mile hike, one step closer to being an Eagle Scout

Despite having cerebral palsy and optic nerve damage in one eye, Aaron Smith hiked 20 miles to be one badge closer to becoming an Eagle Scout.

  PRCC hosts 13th annual Women’s Health Symposium

Hundreds of women gathered at Pearl River Community College on Saturday to learn how to take better care of themselves.

Possible furloughs coming to MDHS, MDCPS due to government shutdown

DPS and CPS may have to begin furloughing state employees without pay due to the government shutdown.

  WCU hosts annual Careers in Healthcare symposium

Hundreds of high school students interested in working in the medical field spent Wednesday morning at William Carey University learning all about careers in healthcare.

  Pine Grove clinical director reaching those ready for sobriety

This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. It's usually a time to educate individuals about the pitfalls of drugs and alcohol, but Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Clinical Director of the Next Step Men's Program said he would rather focus on reaching those who are ready

Boil water advisory affects dozens of Arnold Line customers

Dozens of customers with the Arnold Line Water Association are under a boil water notice after a water line break along U.S. Highway 98.

  Schools work to combat the flu

According to the CDC, January is right in the middle of the peak of flu season which means schools might see an increase in call outs from students.

Mississippi WIC funded through February amid shutdown

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that its special supplemental program for Women, Infants and Children will continue full operations through the end of February despite the federal government shutdown.

  Forrest General doctor shares what you need to know about the flu

With months to go in this year's season, a Forrest General doctor wants to share what you need to know about this year's flu activity.

Doctor mistakenly removes Florida woman’s kidney, which he thought was a tumor

The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.

Heartland dietitian warns against Keto diet

A local dietitian says the keto diet is very risky.

  Ophthalmologist warns of sight-stealing disease

It’s the leading cause of permanent blindness in African Americans, and the third leading cause of blindness in Caucasians in our country.

Bauer’s Candies, FDA issues recall due to possible hepatitis A contamination

The FDA says to avoid Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, which are individually wrapped marshmallow candies dipped in caramel or chocolate.

  Vitalant Blood Services holds Jones Co. blood drive

January is National Blood Donor Month, and one of the nation’s top blood services providers is trying their best to get as many donations as possible.