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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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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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Merit Health River Region searching for new CEO after Richaud resignation

Vicksburg’s Merit Health River Region hospital has an opening for its CEO. Benjamin Richaud, who served as chief ...

COVID-19

Mississippi reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has officially arrived in Mississippi, according to the state health department. Originating in ...

COVID-19

Vicksburg pediatrician speaks on Pfizer vaccine, efficacy in children ages 5-11

Local pediatricians and doctors are gearing up to put shots in arms of young children after the U.S. ...

COVID-19

Warren County Supervisors donate up to $25,000 for gift cards for Youth Vaccination Day

Vicksburg Warren School District has partnered with the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Warren County Emergency Management and ...

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Information on COVID-19 Booster Shots from Vicksburg physician Dan Edney

As more information about COVID-19 booster shots becomes available, Dr. Dan Edney, a local physician and chief medical officer ...

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Vicksburg changed for the better as doctors came together for the interest of their patients

Dr. Bill Pierce died last week, but his legacy will outlive him and his patients who he personally ...

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Merit Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Cody Tipton

Merit Health Medical Group, in Vicksburg, is proud to welcome a new addition to its medical staff, Dr. ...

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines not yet mandatory for Merit Health River Region staff

While the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and Ochsner Health System in Louisiana both recently announced ...

COVID-19

Lines of Defense: Dr. Dan Edney gives update on COVID-19 treatments, monoclonal antibodies available in Vicksburg

COVID-19 is unpredictable at times — while some may have mild cases, others will become severely ill and ...

Health

Merit Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. James Stanford

Merit Health Medical Group in Vicksburg is proud to welcome a new addition to its medical staff, Dr. ...

COVID-19

No ICU beds left in Mississippi — including Warren County

“We have never been in this situation and it’s getting worse every day.”   As of Monday morning, ...

Business

Tyson Foods becomes first plant in Vicksburg to require vaccinations for employees

Tyson Foods announced Tuesday the company will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1. ...

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