Health

Plan now for safe gatherings over the holidays

It should come as no surprise that 2020 holiday gatherings will have a new element of health safety ...

Health

Flu vaccinations now available at county health department

Seasonal influenza vaccinations are now available for children and qualifying adults at all Mississippi State Department of Health ...

Health

Sheriff’s Office to take outdated prescription drugs Saturday

Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be in the parking lot of the former Outlets at ...

Health

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 ...

Business

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Business

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 ...

Business

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

Health

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 ...

Health

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

Health

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

Health

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

Health

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 ...

BREAKING NEWS

Study finds drug works against coronavirus

An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it ...

BREAKING NEWS

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 ...

Faith

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

BREAKING NEWS

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 ...

COVID-19

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 ...

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