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Annual Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit

The 12th annual Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit took place today at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The two day event was co-hosted by the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, also known as NDORI, in affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic. Mississippi ranked number two in the nation for obesity and is at the center […]
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Bring a Parent to P.E. Day

This week, plenty of parents skipped their usual lunch break to spend an hour being active with their elementary school student. Active Schools is sponsoring a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education before, during, and after school. Pass Christian Elementary School joined in on the national […]
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Lighten Up program

Well there’s never a bad time of year to kick it in gear and start getting in shape. Let’s Go Gulf Coast is hosting their Lighten Up program once again at the Singing River Healthplex. The program focuses on making 5-2-1-0 your goal every day. Five fruits and vegetables, two hours or less a day […]
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Health and Fitness Week at USM Gulf Park

College life can be stressful for students working toward their degree, but USM’s Gulf Park campus is putting health and wellness first. This week, the fitness center on campus is organizing a weeklong schedule designed to renew the mind, body, and spirit. Today, students were taking five minutes in between class for a free massage […]
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Air pollution problem in Pascagoula

Concerned citizens in an area of Jackson County have decided to take their life and safety into their own hands. Residents of the Cherokee neighborhood in Pascagoula have joined forces with the Gulf Restoration Network to attempt to resolve ongoing issues with Halter Marine over environmental concerns. Michael Devine has lived in Pascagoula’s Cherokee Estates […]
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Gulfport cuts ribbon on new rehab hospital

The first Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in the state is open for patients in Gulfport. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, city officials, and Health South Management officially cut the ribbon for the business this morning. The rehab center is on the second floor of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Health South Rehab mainly focuses […]
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Move to Learn at St. James Elementary

Students at St. James were moving and shaking this morning while exercising brain power. Move to Learn hopped along to the elementary school in Gulfport for an in person lesson from Coach Larry Calhoun. Over 300 students from pre-K to sixth grade danced beside the instructor while learning about laugh therapy, cool comebacks, and maintaining […]
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Rally for Recovery

Addiction, substance abuse, and mental health issues take a toll on more than just the person suffering. The effects of these habits extend to loved ones, friends, and the community as a whole. That is why Greg Bufkin of Elroi Ministries felt that it is only fitting that the community gather to celebrate and rejoice […]
3 months ago
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Four new cases of West Nile reported

Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports four new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the state total to 45 this year. The new cases were reported in Calhoun, Clay, and Lee counties. So far this year, cases have been reported in 23 counties. Two deaths have been reported in Forrest and Humphreys […]
3 months ago
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Singing River Health System CEO Announces Departure Effective October 31

In a memo to physicians and staff today, Singing River Health System Chief Executive Officer Kevin Holland announced his departure from the organization effective October 31, 2017. Holland has served as CEO of the health system since March, 2014 and has held numerous leadership positions within the organization over the past 20 years. He started […]