Women in medicine honored by the Mississippi State Medical Association

  Speech and language center opens in Laurel

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

  Psychologist offers parents screen time tips for kids

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling stations open in Hattiesburg

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RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

New cases of West Nile virus reported in Forrest, Lamar counties

  WCU students graduate from inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy program

  Pink Up: Waiting for a Cure to host fundraising event

  Don’t forget back-to-school immunizations

  Parent, pediatrician give tips for back to school transition

500 affected by boil water notice in Perry Co.

Anyone serviced by the Arlington W/A-Hintonville system should boil all water for at least a minute before drinking until the advisory is lifted.

  Hepatitis outbreak hits Mississippi

The Magnolia State is seeing Hepatitis A pop up in various places across the state.

What you need to know about the Hepatitis A outbreak in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health is joining other states across the country to fight the spread of Hepatitis A.

What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C?

With this news, you might be wondering what the difference between hepatitis A, B, and C?

Mississippi reports hepatitis A outbreak, joins surrounding states in fighting national epidemic

  Insurance reverses decision, will pay for toddler’s $2 million drug

  Transfer of sponsorship ceremony held for Wofford Park Apartment Community

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

Medical marijuana may be available in La. dispensaries as early as next week

Power restored after outage at Forrest General Hospital

Boil water advisory affects around 100 Pleasant Ridge Water Association customers

The Pleasant Ridge Water Association in Laurel has issued a boil water notice because of a break in a main line.

Canton doctor’s license suspended indefinitely by Medical Licensure Board

The Medical Licensure Board is extending the suspension of Dr. Wolfe’s license after he faced several complaints about sexual misconduct.

FGH among nation’s top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients

Forrest General Hospital recently received an award recognizing it as one of the top-performing hospitals for treating heart attack patients.

  Blood donations save Lamar County mother

Lamar County, mom of two, Jenny Maul lives by this message: "Be thankful. Don't take for granted what or who you have in your life," Maul said. She said that's her outlook on life after coming too close to losing her own.

Health officials investigating possible Hepatitis A exposure at Mississippi restaurant

An employee of Los Encinos Mexican Grill (132 W. Main Street) in Calhoun City, Miss., has been diagnosed with hepatitis A virus, and patrons who ate at the restaurant from July 5 to July 23 might have been exposed.

  MSDH hosting walk-in immunization clinics in Pine Belt

The Mississippi Department of Health is hosting special school registration immunization clinics for adolescents across the state.

  City of Laurel ready to win Blood Bowl Bash

Laurel Mayor, Johnny Magee is not only the leader of the city, but he is the leader of the Blood Bowl Bash champions! The city of Laurel garners the most units of blood every year for the annual Blood Bowl Bash.

Bayer recalls 990 vials of drug that treats serious bleeding

Bayer is voluntarily recalling nearly 1,000 vials of a biological drug used to help prevent and control serious bleeding in patients with hemophilia A.

  Blood provider has a new name but same mission

Beverly Clark said for 31 years, she’s been a part of providing blood for the community and she wants your help to keep that mission going.

  Professionals provide tips on how to choose the right long term facility

When it comes to choosing the right long-term care facility for our loved ones, you can never be too careful. However, assistant living professionals say it’s common for people to choose the wrong facility.

  Back to school immunization fair held in the Pine Belt

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative is hosting a back to school immunization fair through Aug. 2 at several Pine Belt clinics.

Vitalant, WDAM to host annual “Blood Bowl” drive

In an effort to help save lives this summer, Vitalant and WDAM are teaming up to host the annual “Blood Bowl" drive.

SMRHI Back to School Immunization Fair runs through Aug. 2

On Monday, SMRHI started its 2019 Back to School Immunization Fair that runs through Aug. 2.

Health officials urge Mississippi residents to prepare before the storm

For more information on disaster supply kits, visit the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/kit.

2019′s first case of West Nile Virus reported in Smith County

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

  Are meat alternatives healthy?

Does meatless equal healthy, and do you get the same nutrients from meatless products as you would from a steak or chicken dinner?

  Laurel support group helps people with diabetes

People in the Laurel area living with diabetes learned Tuesday how exercise can help control their disease.

  Addicts in recovery speaking out to help others

With the opioid crisis continuing across the nation and in Mississippi, local addicts in recovery are speaking out, hoping to help someone who is facing their same battle.

  Pink Up: Caillet family overcomes adversity

Pink Up: Caillet family overcomes adversity

  Fourth of July food safety tips

While what’s on the grill is on the top of everyone’s mind, the CDC says food poisoning is common, especially when preparing food for outdoor cooking.

Doctor explains what you need to know about flesh-eating bacteria

Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Florida left one woman dead and one fighting for their life, raising concerns for beachgoers.

  Optometrist says sunglasses offer more than just a cool look

Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Associates optometrist Dr. Will Stringer said everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses that protect their eyes.

  Narcan training offered in local business

As the opioid crisis continues across our nation and in Mississippi, leaders in the Hattiesburg community are speaking out about the importance of being educated on the life saving tool Narcan.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Indiana girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria on vacation in Florida

The 12-year-old got Necrotizing Fasciitis, which her mom thought happened because of a scrape on her big toe.

Free HIV testing available event in Hattiesburg canceled

A free HIV testing event scheduled for Thursday in Hattiesburg has been canceled.

  Merit Health Wesley offers new robotic-assisted surgery

The latest in medical technology is making a difference in the lives of Merit Health Wesley patients right now.

Hyde-Smith backs access to breast cancer screening legislation

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Tuesday that she is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure access to breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s.

  Staying safe in summer heat

Summer may have just begun, but roadside and outdoor workers have been braving the summer like heat for weeks.

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

A baby formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being recalled nationwide “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”

  Pine Belt medical community to participate in Alzheimer’s awareness campaign

The Pine Belt medical community is hoping you will join them this Friday, the Longest Day, to reflect on the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on American families.

Boil water advisory lifted for City of Purvis

The department of health confirms water in the area is now safe to drink.

  Stay Up supports young adults struggling with addiction, mental illness

The Stay Up program looks to lend a helping hand to people who are struggling with addiction and mental illness.

June is Cataract Awareness Month

If you are an older adult experiencing blurred vision and trouble seeing at night, you may have cataracts. June is Cataract Awareness Month.

Annual raffle to raise money for grounds project at Pine Grove

You could win a brand new car by helping the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation make improvements to Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services.

Measles: 1,044 cases reported so far this year

The Centers for Disease Control reported the latest count as of Friday. This marks the largest number reported in the U.S. since 1992.

  Cancer fighter gets special Father’s Day benefit

One Pine Belt dad is definitely having a great father's day after receiving a gift that could change his life.

Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

Already this year, there have been reports of people picking up flesh eating bacteria in Gulf waters.

Mississippi ABLE program offers people on disabilities the chance to save money without penalty

The Mississippi ABLE Program offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to “Achieve a Better Life Experience.”

  Health clinic promoting men’s health with free exams

It’s National Men’s Health Week, a time for men to have check-ups and receive health screenings at no charge through Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative.

  Pink Up: Laurel hospital hunts elusive breast cancer with latest tech

South Central Regional Medical Center has been using ABUS for several months now, and Dr. Keith Winstead tells us the results are very promising so far.

  Miss. deputy first in state to receive cutting-edge eye procedure

A Mississippi deputy is now seeing clearly after a doctor at Southern Eye Center of Hattiesburg performed a cutting-edge procedure for the first time in Mississippi.

Dare to C.A.R.E. partnering with Forrest General for free PAD screenings

Dare to C.A.R.E., a cardiovascular disease education and early-detection program, will be hosting a two-day event about peripheral arterial disease on Monday, June 17.

LIST: Summer feeding programs in the Pine Belt

Several school districts across the Pine Belt are doing their part to make sure no child goes hungry this summer.

Mississippi Optometric Association to provide eye exams at no cost for students who did not pass third grade reading assessment

Studies show that children who struggle to read are more likely to leave school without graduating; ultimately contributing to the poverty rates in our state.

Playground equipment can become dangerously hot in the heat

As the temperature outside increases, so does the temperature of the equipment on the playground.

Did you know leaving a water bottle in your car could be dangerous?

Firefighters said the hot weather can set some unexpected things on fire, and put you in danger.

Cooling cap keeps cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy

There’s a new cap in town, but it’s not the kind you wear on a night out; it’s actually helping people through tough times.

  CrossFit gyms nationwide take part in Murph Challenge

Crossfit gyms nationwide take part in the Murph Challenge in honor of Memorial Day.

  Tips to prevent a heat stroke

With temperatures reaching 90 degrees, it’s important you stay cool to prevent possible heat exhaustion and even worse, a heat stroke.

Don’t Punish My Pain rally protests CDC pain medication regulations

Don't Punish My Pain rally protests CDC pain medication regulations

  City of Hattiesburg receives grant for Behavioral Health Court

The city of Hattiesburg announced it’s receiving more than $300,000 in grant money to help decrease the recidivism rate.

Boil water advisory lifted for hundreds in Jones County

A boil water advisory has been lifted for around 500 customers of the J.P. Utility District in Jones County.

  First steps taken toward new pre-arrest diversion center

A meeting was held at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center on Friday morning to discuss the first steps of building a new pre-arrest diversion center.

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

Planet Fitness locations to open doors to teens for free all summer long

Planet Fitness is inviting teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations from May 15 through Sept. 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative.

Hundreds under boil water advisory in Jones County

Around 500 customers in the J.P. Utility District in Jones County are under a boil water advisory, the utility company announced Thursday afternoon.

New medical technology helps blocked sinuses

Technological advancements in medicine are allowing people with sinus issues to seek relief.