Drug addiction informational discussion held in Hattiesburg

A luncheon and discussion on drug addiction and the fight to end the abuse of drugs was held in Hattiesburg Thursday.

First ever pop up pantry comes to New Augusta

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

  New Concussion Guidelines Better for Kids

Louisiana reports first vaping death

  Blade Runners: Future Of Prosthetics

  Disentangle AD Caregiver Conference offers help to caregivers

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  Silver Alerts ramp up in the winter. How can you protect your loved ones?

  USM volleyball raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  Preventing Nausea in Young Cancer Patients

  Vitalant in need of blood donations

  High Achieving Schools, High Stress Students

  State’s youngest double mastectomy patient starts nonprofit

Two new cases of vaping-relating lung illness reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi.

  Stop Stress Before You Stress

If you suffer from chronic stress, you’re at higher risk for heart attacks, stroke, obesity, depression.

  Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

MSDH: Hattiesburg grocery store employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

A worker at a grocery store in Hattiesburg may have exposed customers to hepatitis A, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH).

  Southern Miss hosts mental health fair

  ADHD School Focuses on Life Lessons

  Overeating May Change the Brain

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

  Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Hattiesburg

  Diabetes: A look inside the hidden disease

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

UMMC opens Mississippi’s first primary care clinic for the LGBTQ community

Health care professionals say it's a safe place for patients to bring specific needs, all within a judgement free zone.

State Health Department ‘really, really concerned’ after seeing severe flu season in Australia

It may not be chilly right now, but that doesn’t mean the flu isn’t lurking.

  Town hall meeting at USM brings awareness to underage drinking

Several USM students attended the town hall meeting addressing underage drinking.

‘You do not know what you are consuming:' State officials warn of CBD dangers

Authorities in Mississippi are warning people not to consume products advertised as including CBD.

  Breast Care Center moves to heart of Merit Health in Hattiesburg

A new Breast Care Center is right in the heart of the Merit Health Center in Hattiesburg.

MSDH: Two new cases of vaping-related illness brings state total to 7 with one death

Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.

  Is It Time for New Joints? Three Questions to Ask

Most people struggling with osteoarthritis in their hips and knees are able to manage the condition with weight loss, medication, cortisone injections and physical therapy. But if those options aren’t working, how do you decide if … and when … replacement is the right move for you?

Covington County Hospital to host community health fair

The Covington County Hospital is planning to host a free community health fair on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

  Resensation after breast cancer surgery can be life changing

This year in the united states, as many as 109-thousand women may choose to have breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy.

Newly launched C Spire Health app aimed at improving access to healthcare

The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

  Laurel Housing Authority holds breast cancer awareness event

Members from the community gathered to recognize the disease and hear from breast cancer survivor Whitney Pickering.

Wayne County students educated on dangers of vaping

As vaping concerns continue to rise across the nation, leaders in Wayne County met on Wednesday with students from Wayne County High School.

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

The eClip, created by Elepho, Inc. pairs with your smartphone and sends you an alert if you leave the car with your child still in the backseat.

Hub City Parks & Rec to host annual senior health fair

The City of Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual senior health fair at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center on Friday, Oct. 11.

Blue Bell recalling some Butter Crunch half gallons due to broken tool pieces

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling select lots of it’s Butter Crunch Ice Cream made at its Sylacauga plant because they contain pieces of a broken plastic tool according to the FDA.

Which state has the highest infection rate of gonorrhea? Mississippi.

STDs are on the rise nationally and Mississippi is near the top of several of those lists.

Legislative Democrats host Medicaid expansion hearing

Mississippi Legislative Democrats are hosting two Medicaid expansion hearings at the State Capitol this month.

  Pink Up: Cancer survivor preparing to host 6th “Pink Monday” in Hattiesburg

A Pine Belt breast cancer survivor and her family will gather at Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park on Monday, Oct. 14, to honor other breast cancer survivors.

  Heidelberg church holds service honoring breast cancer survivor

A Jasper County church hosted a special service Saturday night to honor the wife of a Laurel police officer.

  Jackson woman brings awareness to Alzheimer’s while singing with Carrie Underwood

A Jackson woman gets the thrill of a lifetime when she submits a video and wins a contest to sing on stage with super star Carrie Underwood.

Health officials report fifth case of vaping related lung illness in Miss.

MSDH reported on Tuesday one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi,

Hattiesburg Clinic opens new family medicine facility

The new Lincoln Road Family Medicine is a merger between the previous family medicine facility and Lincoln Road Family Practice.

  Study shows pets benefit senior citizens health

A recent study has been done that says pets can have many benefits to the health and wellbeing of senior citizens.

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

The report, which was issued Sept. 20, stems from a case in Michigan where a man who had no exposure to people with endemic tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

So far, Mississippi has four identified cases of serious lung injury related to vaping, all in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age.

Lawmakers push to change suicide hotline number to 3 digits

A national effort to change the 1-800 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to a three-digit number is being dubbed the “911 for the Brain.”

Health-related occupations continue to grow and stay in high demand

The number of Mississippians working increased last month, and there are some jobs that continue to be in high demand.

Two new cases of vaping related lung illness reported in MS

All three cases are in individuals between 28 and 33 years of age. Currently, there are no confirmed vaping-related deaths in Mississippi.

FDA recalls multiple blood pressure medications for potential cancer risk

A total of five medications are on the list.

Miss. Walmarts host free wellness event Saturday

Saturday is Walmart Wellness Day, and Mississippi stores will be offering free health services and resources.

Miss. reports first case of lung illness related to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported its first identified case of a vaping-related lung illness.

  Jackson VA Med Center meets with Columbia-area veterans

Veterans from Marion County and other parts of South Mississippi met representatives from the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson Tuesday night, as part of an annual town hall and outreach event.

  Tom King Charity Golf Tournament raises money for Diabetes Foundation

More than 50 people making up 16 teams participated in the Tom Kind Charity Golf Tournament on Monday.

  Cardiovascular conference held for medical providers in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Clinic Heart and Vascular hosted a free fall Cardiovascular Continuing Medical Education Conference for medical professionals on Monday at Hattiesburg Clinic’s Support Services building.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Forrest County

Two new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the Pine Belt, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH).

  What’s in your mouth can infect your brain

Growing scientific evidence has found our mouths, or what’s in our mouths, can infect our brains

  Lamar County School District brings awareness to suicide prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month and the Lamar County School District is taking steps to make sure its students are aware.

  Pine Grove therapist speaks about suicide warning signs

Tuesday was World Suicide Prevention Day and health professionals around the globe are hoping increased awareness will decrease the incidents of suicide.

Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

The Hattiesburg hospital announced Friday the hiring of Dr. Phyllis Chambers-Berry.

  PINK UP: Hattiesburg doctor stresses importance of knowing risk for breast cancer

Dr. Cunningham said innovations in testing for BRCA gene mutation has made it easier than ever to do so and could even save your life.

Mississippi getting more than $19M to combat the opioid crisis

Mississippi is getting more than $19 million over the next three years to combat the ever-growing opioid crisis in America. The money will help expand access to treatment and support near real-time data on the drug overdose crisis.

Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system

In a ruling late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said he wants to appoint an outsider to oversee changes.

2 new cases of West Nile reported in Mississippi, bringing state total to 9 this year

Symptoms of the West Nile virus are often mild and may include: fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

Cases in Salmonella outbreak linked to pet chicks, ducklings exceeds 1,000; slight rise in La. cases

The number of Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in Louisiana has slightly risen from 2 cases to 6 cases between June and August, states a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the nation, the number of cases linked to the outbreak now exceeds 1,000.

  Retired USM professor gears up for ride to promote kidney donation

Thirteen years ago, then 69-year-old Denny Behm donated a kidney to a very close friend.

  Forrest General ‘Win This Car’ raffle winner announced

One lucky person will be receiving the keys to brand new car on Thursday night.

Give blood for chance to win $6,000 vacation

Donors will receive $25 Amazon gift card along with entering for giveaway.

  Hub City business hosts bereavement support group

Halcyon Hospice is offering a bereavement support group for the community every month.

  ‘Back at it Challenge’ weight loss competition kicks off

Losing weight can be difficult on your own. Team members at the 5 Star Nutrition store in Hattiesburg said that you don’t have to lose weight all by yourself.

Boil water notice for some in Arnold Line Water Association

A boil water notice has been issued for Arnold Line Water Association customers living on Spring Hill Drive and Meadowbrook Drive in Hattiesburg.

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 on Monday.

Forrest Health to host nurse recruitment fair in September

The nurse recruitment fair will be on Monday, September 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  Hattiesburg store owner shares CBD health benefits

There are a lot of questions and speculations surrounding the product. That’s why the owner of ‘Your CBD Store’ in Hattiesburg is working to educate the public about it.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

  Women in medicine honored by the Mississippi State Medical Association

Women in medicine who are pioneers in the field for their accomplishments in Mississippi were honored during a ceremony sponsored by the Mississippi State Medical Association.

  Speech and language center opens in Laurel

Insight Speech and Language Center in Laurel officially opened its doors Thursday.