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Report: New data gives grim picture of youth obesity in Mississippi

PRINCETON, N.J. — In Mississippi, nearly one in four young people — age 10 to 17 — are not considered obese. In a report released ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Five PAs talk about their careers and their paths to the medical field

Each October, a week is set aside to recognize the contribution and work of physicians assistants in today’s medical community. According to the American Association ... Read more

1 week ago by Courtland Wells.

Vicksburg physician set to take top spot with state’s medical association

For a fourth time, a member of Vicksburg’s medical community is poised to take the top leadership position with the Mississippi State Medical Association. Vicksburg ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Riverwalk cancels Bras Along the Bridge campaign, makes donation instead

Riverwalk Casino and Hotel announced Monday it would not hold its annual Bras Along the Bridge campaign due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Bras ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg welcomes new healthcare service, walk-in clinic

Fast Pace Health cut the ribbon on its new walk-in healthcare clinic Friday in Vicksburg. The facility is located at 2059 U.S. 61 North. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Edney: ‘We believe the mask mandate turned our numbers around’

For nearly 50 days, mask mandates have been a way of life for residents in Vicksburg and Warren County. The city’s mandate, which ordered residents ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Dobbs: Treat everyone as if they have coronavirus

Mississippi’s chief state health official had a reminder for those listening to Thursday’s Zoom event hosted by the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce. “We are neck-deep ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg native accepted to Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program

Nikirah Bridges, a Vicksburg native, and a junior at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Merit Health River Region’s Bass named latest DAISY Award recipient

Phillip Bass, a nurse at Merit Health River Region who works in the hospital’s surgical services department, has been named the latest recipient of The ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

If COVID-19 wasn’t scary enough: Parents worry about children with underlying conditions

From the beginning, doctors warned the elderly and people with underlying health conditions were among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Those with diabetes fall into ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

The Bluffs calls on community to help ‘Paint the Town Green’

Support is essential in these tough times, and in an effort to demonstrate we are all in the fight against COVID-19, The Bluffs Rehabilitation and ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

MIDD-West suspends recycling operations

Due to COVID-19 MIDD-West has closed its facility-based services, which includes recycling operations. “We have many of our disabled recycling workers who have immunity vulnerabilities ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Merit Health River Region’s Winger named latest DAISY Award recipient

Candi Winger, a nurse at Merit Health River Region who works on the hospital’s Medical-Surgical floor, has been named the latest recipient of The DAISY ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Flaggs against mandating masks for Vicksburg

The city of Vicksburg shouldn’t require people to wear facemasks, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Friday. Flaggs outlined his position at Friday’s meeting of the ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Fighting West Nile: Organization to give away mosquito repellant Thursday in Port Gibson

Mississippi United, an organization created to respond to West Nile and other viruses contracted from the bite of a mosquito, will distribute a mosquito repellant ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Video: What is it like to get a COVID-19 test?

Whether it is the fear of pain or the thought of getting unwelcome news, having a medical test performed can be frightening. It can be ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

YMCA reopening swimming pools at Purks and Ver Beck branches

Everybody (back) into the pool! The Vicksburg YMCA announced Wednesday its plans to reopen swimming pools at its Purks and Wilkinson Ver Beck facilities in ... Read more

6 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Hospital to resume outpatient surgeries, elective procedures

Merit Health River Region announced Monday that patients who have delayed surgery or other non-emergency procedures can now work with their physicians to schedule outpatient ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Be safe while walking, running and or biking

Everyone needs a little sunshine and fresh air even when there is no sheltering in place or social distancing orders. Therefore, aside from a few ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Study finds drug works against coronavirus

An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

United Way statewide partnerships leads to funds for COVID-19 relief

United Way of West Central Mississippi has partnered with statewide partners to accumulate funds for potential relief for COVID-19. “Our community has continued to be ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg pediatrician set to retire after caring for thousands of children

A month’s stay in Vicksburg would ultimately turn into a forever home for Dr. Gordon Sluis. The New Jersey transplant first arrived in the community ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Hinds supplies vital equipment to help healthcare workers in virus fight

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College’s innovative Fab Lab is helping to make personal protective equipment, or PPEs, become safer and more comfortable in the fight ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Statewide COVID-19 cases spike once again, Warren County’s number grows by one

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County inched higher to 16 Thursday as state health officials announced updated figures. In their reporting, the ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Park officials call on visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines

During the local and state shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Vicksburg National Military Park has ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

YMCA takes on essential role for area’s essential employees

Even though schools are closed, children are home, and some are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, some must still leave and go to work. ... Read more

6 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County steady, Claiborne cases grow

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday announced 161 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Growing vegetables is still good for the body and mind

This year I’m planting a “birthday size” vegetable garden. It is smaller than in past years because of the number of birthdays I’ve had. I ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

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