Health

  Sea turtles nursed back to health on Gulf Coast

It’s been a total of 40 days since 45 sea turtles were flown to Mississippi from Massachusetts to be nursed back to health, and 20 of those are here at Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: Over 1,100 new cases reported by MSDH

  Staying mindful of mental health during pandemic

  Angela Singletary hoping book will help her reach more with her positive spirit

‘I’m not getting it unless it’s mandated’: Why many African Americans distrust the COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘Bringing Healthy Back’ holds workout boot camp for the public

  Original Green Power Ranger visits comic book shop in Biloxi

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Jackson pastor dies from COVID-19 complications

  1,856 new COVID-19 cases, 39 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

  Pascagoula High School hosts ‘Goula Give Hope’ blood drive

  Gulfport Memorial Hospital celebrates patients and healthcare workers

State health officials work to tamp down anxiety over vaccine supply

Miss. senator shuns vaccine, encourages unapproved drug to treat COVID-19

  Frontline health care workers stressed, but not broken from COVID-19

Stress, anxiety, and even PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). National studies say that’s what many health care workers are dealing with as the COVID-19 global pandemic continues.

Miss. hospital offers single-dose radiation therapy for breast cancer patients

Merit Health Woman’s Hospital in Flowood is offering single-dose radiation therapy for qualifying early-stage breast cancer patients.

  2,050 new COVID-19 cases, 45 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

314 new cases and 7 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Telemedicine’s growth a silver lining to the chaos unleashed by COVID-19

With telemedicine, it has never been easier to gain top level healthcare.

  ‘Miracle’ antibody infusion COVID-19 treatment can help lessen symptoms

Gov. Reeves questions ‘bold’-ness of Biden wanting 100 million vaccinations in 100 days

  Neighbors welcome S.C. teenager home with Christmas parade after battling leukemia, COVID-19 over holidays

  Mississippi’s vaccine demand exceeds supply

New student health clinic opens at William Carey

New, potentially more contagious strain of COVID-19 found in Tennessee

  More appointments made available for COVID-19 vaccine through revised website

After a Monday press conference, Gov. Tate Reeves and Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced more appointments had been made available for the COVID-19 vaccine to those eligible.

  2,290 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

352 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

MSDH to give update on vaccine availability, drive-thru locations Thurs.

The state’s top doctor is releasing new information Thursday about the coveted COVID-19 vaccine.

  1,702 new COVID-19 cases, 64 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

410 new cases and 11 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

‘Unsung heroes:’ School custodians battle to keep kids safe from COVID-19

With cleaning and disinfecting heightened since the pandemic started, it’s added more duties and tasks for custodians, housekeepers and janitors.

Gov. Reeves: 95 percent of nursing homes to have access to vaccine by end of January

They’ll also be able to have family visit the facility.

  1,193 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

141 new cases and 4 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

In just hours, 20,000 Mississippians sign up for coronavirus vaccine

20,000 Mississippians signed up for vaccine appointments just hours after they became available.

  1,457 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

357 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  Coast Coliseum to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site starting Monday

The Mississippi State Department of Health has moved the COVID-19 vaccination site from the Harrison County Health Department to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

  1,606 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

316 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  2,680 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

426 new cases and 13 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  Memorial Hospital developing medical training program

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is looking to reach new heights in medical training. It is now developing a Graduate Medical Education program that will attract medical residents from around the country.

  Second vaccine appointments at state health departments a challenge

Barbara Comstock is an 81-year-old cancer survivor who had to drive from Saucier to Pascagoula to get her COVID-19 vaccine. But when she tried to schedule her second shot she ran into problems.

After fighting COVID-19 for 136 days, woman tells story of survival

Donnielle Green spent 136 days in the hospital. Ninety-one of those days were on a ventilator, but she never stopped fighting.

COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

  Some front-line healthcare workers show their essential work behind the scenes

Karen Cole’s job as operations manager of environmental services for Memorial Hospital is hard enough, but that job during a pandemic has another level of pressure.

State could lift ban on elective surgeries January 25; has inoculated 100k patients

State vaccinates 100,000th patient against COVID-19

Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the not-quite-statewide mask mandate that was set to expire Friday.

More COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Mississippi, says MSDH

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations have been allocated to Mississippi, said state health officials on Friday.

  2,342 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

514 new cases and 10 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

Mississippi’s mask mandates set to expire Friday

It is unclear at this time if Gov. Tate Reeves will extend the order or let it expire.

  ‘It doesn’t mean you get immunity instantly’: Medical experts explain science of COVID-19 vaccines

Health experts say just because you have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines, doesn’t mean you can take your mask off. It will be months before enough people have received a vaccine that we can begin to relax the precautions the CDC advises.

  1,948 new COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

317 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  Frustrations grow over COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Hospitals and health systems are having to wait for more COVID-19 vaccines in order to continue administering additional vaccinations.

All of Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccinations now allotted; More expected in mid-February

One day after the governor announced that more Mississippians would be allowed to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Mississippi State Health Department made its own announcement: Vaccinating everyone eligible is impossible right now.

  Vaccine time: How to overcome your fear of needles

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.

  1,942 new COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

453 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

Gov. Reeves receives COVID vaccine

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves received his COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning.

  Over 1,500 people in one day vaccinated for COVID-19 by Singing River Health System

Singing River Health System employees greeted people at their drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site with an emphatic “Happy Vaccination Day!”

  Reeves on vaccine rollout: ‘We’re working ahead of schedule’

A record-high 98 deaths were reported by the Mississippi Department of Health on Tuesday.

  1,648 new COVID-19 cases, 98 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

256 new cases and 19 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

  Coastal Family Health begins COVID-19 vaccinations

This week Coastal Family Health started their COVID-19 vaccination plan as those 75 and older made appointments to get the injection.

  1,227 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

236 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  2,214 new COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

392 new cases and 1 new death were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  Long Beach fitness instructor helping others mentally and physically

The pandemic combined with the world wide lockdown forced a lot of us onto our sofas, followed by Netflix binges and snack consumption. That lack of activity can be dangerous.

  3,023 new COVID-19 cases, 46 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

351 new cases and 4 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

Gov. Reeves calls for expansion of drive-thru vaccine clinics in response to slow rollout

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is calling for the rollout of vaccines in the Magnolia State to be issued faster.

  2,175 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

332 new cases and 4 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

Mississippi awarded $200M in fight against COVID-19

Mississippi's healthcare system is getting a boost of support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to battle the deadly Coronavirus.

  3,255 new COVID-19 cases, 48 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

542 new cases and one new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  Record number of COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi

Mississippi set a new record for daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

  Memorial’s roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations for 75+ slow, but appreciated

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport opened four locations Thursday to roll out free COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors 75 years and older.

  Hundreds of seniors vaccinated at Singing River Health System drive thru vaccination site

In Jackson County, the Singing River Health System vaccinated hundreds of seniors 75 and older on Thursday.

  2,791 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

437 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

  Some senior citizens are counting down the days to get the COVID-19 vaccine

People ages 75+ are next up to get the COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week and many we spoke with are looking forward to it.

  Coastal Family Health Center doctors want to assure public that COVID vaccine is safe

Developing vaccines against coronavirus is only part of the problem. The logistics of distributing the vaccine to millions is going to be a huge task, and convincing some of the population that they should get the vaccine is another.

  1,767 new COVID-19 cases, 91 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

295 new cases and 12 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

Coastal Family Health on the road offering free mobile flu shots

During this time in the pandemic, we’re also entering the peak of flu season. Health officials have been encouraging people to not put their flu shots on the back burner.

  ‘It’s safe, effective’: Health officials, governor urge quick vaccines for Mississippians

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held his first press conference in weeks regarding COVID-19 in his state.

  Mississippi announces vaccinations for 75+ available next week, 65+ soon after

As Mississippi healthcare workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations this week, everyone is asking when the state’s schedule will open up to other high-risk groups.

  1,616 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

203 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  Salute Restaurant working with Memorial Hospital to provide healthy meal prep

Inside the kitchen of Salute, freshly cooked healthy meals are being prepared for distribution, but not for customers dining in.

  1,784 new COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

259 new cases and 4 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  Woman thankful to make it to 2021 after startling cancer diagnosis

Sitting on the newly established Biloxi boardwalk, a young woman gathered with her family. Her name is Amiee Carter, and it’s a miracle she’s here to smile in the first few days of 2021.

  1,891 new COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

297 new cases and 1 new death were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

Man returns home after being hospitalized with coronavirus, looks ahead to 2021

The virus nearly killed Nolan Valenti twice. He spent months in the ICU on a ventilator but finally made it back home just a couple weeks ago.

  2,575 new COVID-19 cases, 29 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

342 new cases and 1 new death were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.