Town hall meeting at USM brings awareness to underage drinking

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

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

  Is It Time for New Joints? Three Questions to Ask

Covington County Hospital to host community health fair

  Resensation after breast cancer surgery can be life changing

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

  Laurel Housing Authority holds breast cancer awareness event

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Wayne County students educated on dangers of vaping

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

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

Hub City Parks & Rec to host annual senior health fair

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

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

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.

Hattiesburg Clinic opens new family medicine facility

  Study shows pets benefit senior citizens health

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

Lawmakers push to change suicide hotline number to 3 digits

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.

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday, August 15 that a medication used to treat migraines was being pulled from shelves because continued use could lead to serious, life threatening infections.

Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

Kale is healthy to eat, but can it also cure cancer?

  Psychologist offers parents screen time tips for kids

Brian Hinnant has two young boys in the Petal School District. He said with his kids growing up in a digital age, there's no formula he uses to dictate when his kids can pick up their phones or games.

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling stations open in Hattiesburg

The stations are the C.E. Roy Community Center and the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center.

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible salmonella risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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

Two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Forrest and Lamar counties, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

  WCU students graduate from inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Twenty-five men and women have officially graduated from the 2019 inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy program at William Carey University.

  Pink Up: Waiting for a Cure to host fundraising event

Waiting For A Cure will be holding an event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

  Don’t forget back-to-school immunizations

With school starting within a week for most kids, parents are scrambling to get prepared.

  Parent, pediatrician give tips for back to school transition

Summer break is over. Whether you are the parent or the student, it’s time to get back on track and into the school routine, and it isn’t the easiest transition. Julie Clinton can tell you it involves much more than school supplies.

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

Symptoms of hepatitis A include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting; jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes); and stomach pain, low appetite, and fever.

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

A 19-month-old boy has been denied a $2 million drug.

  Transfer of sponsorship ceremony held for Wofford Park Apartment Community

The event recognized the transfer or sponsorship of the complex from Methodist Rehabilitation to the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi.

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

One picture taken in Jackson over the weekend and then posted to Facebook may sum up the problem in one snapshot.

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

The Agriculture and Forestry commissioner said they are testing final medical marijuana product from LSU and it should be ready Aug. 7.

Power restored after outage at Forrest General Hospital

Employees and patients at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg were operating on a generator for a few hours Sunday after a reported outage, according to Mississippi Power.

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.