5 months ago
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Governor Could Gain More Control of Three State Agencies

Legislators could give the governor oversight of three more state agencies the Mississippi state department of health, the department of mental health and the department of rehabilitation services. The proposal is in Senate Bill 2567, called the Mississippi Health Agency Reorganization Act of 2017. The three departments currently have directors appointed by boards. The bill […]
6 months ago
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Mississippi Medicaid Asks For $75 Million

Mississippi Medicaid officials are requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the budget year and the program’s director says the reasons why are clear. David Dzielak argues legislators didn’t put enough money into Medicaid in the first place. It was one of the agencies affected by state budget cuts […]
6 months ago
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This baby was on the liver transplant list for only 40 minutes

This baby was on the liver transplant list for only 40 minutes.
7 months ago
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Officials Worried About Opioid Abuse

State officials are worried about Mississippi’s Opioid problems. This after Governor Phil Bryant issues an executive order creating an opioid and heroin study task force. The state hasn’t seen the dramatic increases in deaths related to the misuse of prescription pain pills that places like Kentucky and Alabama have seen. But officials with the Mississippi […]
7 months ago
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Emergency Responder Grant On The Way

The coordination of Mississippi’s Emergency Responders will be getting an upgrade. Thanks to a 33-million dollar grant, the Mississippi Wireless Communications Commission will be able to create and upgrade technology allowing first responders in the state to view and share data. Commission officials expect the data sharing could be operable by the end of 2017.
7 months ago
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“Eureka” Act Close To Becoming A Law

With the passing of the 21st century cures act, a proposal surrounding Alzheimer’s disease by US Senator Roger Wicker is closer to becoming a law. The “Ensuring useful research expenditures is key for Alzheimer’s” or eureka act is part of the 21st century cures act. The proposal won’t replace funding or research initiatives for Alzheimer’s, […]
7 months ago
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21st Century Cures Act Approved

After many years of debate, federal lawmakers finally approved the 21st century cures act. The act will speed new medicines through the market and will authorize an additional four point eight billion in spending for medical research. Congressman Steven Pallazo didn’t wait long to express his excitement for the new bill. Palazzo released a statements […]
9 months ago
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One New West Nile Case, Two New Zika Cases

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one new human case of West Nile Virus, bringing the 2016 state total to 22. The reported case is in Rankin County. So far this year, human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Copiah, Hinds, Grenada, Lamar, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Marion, Perry […]
10 months ago
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Four New West Nile Cases Confirmed in Mississippi

Mississippi health officials are confirming four new cases of West Nile. This brings the state’s total to 19 cases this year. Two of the cases of the mosquito borne virus were reported in Hinds County, one in Lee County and one in Marion County. So far, one death due to West Nile has been reported […]
10 months ago
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Beaches Affected by High Levels of Bacteria

Nine beaches in South Mississippi have high levels of bacteria. Six advisories were added and three more remain in effect. Now these beaches are not closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the following beaches: Lakeshore Beach in Bay St. Louis, Buccaneer State Park Beach in Waveland, Pass […]