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Mississippi nursing schools turn away students amid shortage

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG | Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON — Amid a nursing shortage that is worsening poor ...

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UMMC: Children getting sick from marijuana edibles on the rise

The Mississippi Poison Control Center is experiencing a concerning increase in calls regarding children who have found and ...

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Merit Health River Region welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer

Laurie Morrow Neely, MSN, APRN, NP-C will be the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Merit Health River ...

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Flu cases declining in Mississippi, COVID-19 making rounds

The number of flu cases has begun to decline, but there could be a rise in cases after ...

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DISPUTE ENDED: University Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi reach agreement

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (Blue ...

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Vicksburg High School student recognized for work with NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosted its 2022 NAMIWalks Your Way event in October, and a Vicksburg ...

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Guests at Vicksburg AIDS breakfast asked to end stigma, disease

About 20 people gathered at American Legion Tyner Ford Post 213 Thursday to remember an illness that has ...

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FLU FOR ALL: Mississippi ranks at the top of the CDC scale for influenza-like illness

Each year, the Center For Disease Control ranks each state on the level of activity seen from Influenza-Like ...

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Merit Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Niyazi Kilic

Merit Health Medical Group, in Vicksburg, recently announced an addition to its medical staff, Dr. Niyazi Kilic, Obstetrics ...

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Mississippi expands availability of Naloxone to prevent opioid overdoses

As part of continued efforts to reduce overdose deaths, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has extended ...

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MSDH announces Monkeypox vaccines available for those who qualify

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced Thursday the expanded eligibility for monkeypox vaccine to reduce the ...

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Merit Health Medical Group welcomes Dr. Kimberly Zachow to Vicksburg

Merit Health Medical Group in Vicksburg recently announced an addition its medical staff, Dr. Kimberly Zachow, Obstetrics and ...

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Vicksburg’s Dan Edney holds first press conference as State Health Officer

Longtime Vicksburg physician Dr. Dan Edney officially launched his tenure as State Health Officer with the Mississippi State ...

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Mike Chaney calls for UMMC, Blue Cross & Blue Shield to ‘immediately settle dispute’

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and Vicksburg resident Mike Chaney returned to the Neshoba County Fair Wednesday to address fairgoers ...

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Mississippi’s first Monkeypox case reported

JACKSON — Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its first case of Monkeypox in a Mississippi ...

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Addiction as a disease: Understanding the path to recovery

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about Belmont Gardens Recovery Center and addiction resources in ...

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Terry Treadwell to join Merit Health River Region as new CEO

Merit Health River Region has named Terry Treadwell as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11.  A ...

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Mississippi clinic challenges trigger law banning most abortions

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a state law that will ...

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations trending up in Mississippi

As summer wears on, COVID-19 case numbers are trending upward for the state of Mississippi — and Warren ...

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Mississippi WIC Program addresses infant formula shortage, adds more products

A national shortage in infant formula has left communities in shock across the country, and Warren County is ...

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Project SEARCH interns graduate at Merit Health River Region

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Merit Health River Region and the Vicksburg Warren School District announced this week ...

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Dr. Daniel Edney Appointed New State Health Officer Effective in August

The Mississippi State Board of Health announced Wednesday that Daniel P. Edney, MD, FACP, FASAM, will be appointed ...

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RECOVERY AND RESTORATION: Belmont Gardens begins next chapter as addiction recovery center

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about Belmont Gardens Recovery Center and addiction resources in ...

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Health Care in Vicksburg: Merit Health River Region marks 20 years

Merit Health River Region has served Warren County and the surrounding area for 20 years as Vicksburg’s only ...

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‘SO STRESSFUL’: Vicksburg families impacted by baby formula shortage

“I’m sorry, your baby’s formula is on backorder.” Those words sent Vicksburg mother Cassandra Whitten into a panic ...

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Vicksburg’s COVID-19 health literacy program to be featured at seminar

Vicksburg’s COVID-19 and health literacy program is going nationwide; possibly international. Program director Felicia Kent has been invited ...

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MSDH: available COVID-19 treatments are being underutilized in the state

Treatment is available for those who get COVID-19, but treatments are being underutilized, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas ...

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Edney: Staffing shortages the latest COVID-19 obstacle

The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 has infected thousands in Mississippi, and hospitals are feeling the effects. ...

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