health

Bill On Vaccination Requirements

A bill that would let physician’s exempt children from Mississippi’s vaccination requirements is advancing in the state house. Under current law, the state health department must approve requests for vaccination exemptions. Top health officials want to keep it that way.…

Jackson Water Problems

The Mississippi State Department of Health says pregnant women and young children should not consume Jackson water straight from the tap because of concerns about lead levels. The department issued precautions Wednesday, weeks after releasing results of testing that showed…

Lawmakers Push Tanning Ban for Teens

Some state lawmakers are working to stop teenagers from soaking up rays at tanning salons. They cite evidence of an increased risk of skin cancers from using tanning beds, especially for high school and college-aged women. News 25’s Kendra Turley…

Flu Season

With flu season underway, it is a good time to be prepared and get a flu shot. Polk’s Drugs in Biloxi is currently giving free flu shots until supplies run out. On Friday, Mississippi had its first flu-related death of…

Back Bay Dentistry Offers Free Care

Patients were all smiles today at Back Bay Dentistry in D’iberville as they filed in to receive dental care without opening their wallets. News 25’s Laurene Callander has the full report on Dentistry from the Heart. Cathalina Therrell describes the…

Seventh Grader Dies of Flu

A Delta school shuts down as a precaution after a student dies of the flu. School officials say seventh-grader Cheyenne Hicks, a student at Washington School in Greenville, died of flu and flu-pneumonia. The school is closed until Wednesday. Acting…

Post Abortion Recovery

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Doctor Helps with Vision Loss

A local doctor suffering from vision loss is working to help others like himself. News 25’s Kendra Turley gives an inside look at his visual journey and why he’s so adamant about helping others. Dr. Joe Fontenot was a practicing cardiologist…

MSHD Warns Pregnant Women about Zika

Although there have been no cases of Zika reported in our state just yet, Mississippi Department of Health officials are advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to countries with ongoing transmission. The Zika virus has been reported in approximately 30…

Group Needing Donations for Testing

Concerned citizens in an area of Jackson County have decided to take their life and safety into their own hands and now they need your help. The group of Pascagoula residents from the Cherokee neighborhood joined forces about a year…

Planet Fitness Grand Opening in Pascagoula

Jackson County residents now have one less excuse to head over to the gym. Planet Fitness opened its fourth location on the Gulf Coast in Pascagoula last night. The brand new site created 20 jobs for the flagship city. The…

Health is Golden at USM Gulf Park Campus

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus launched their “Health is Golden” campaign today, thanks to a grant of nearly $200,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. The campaign seeks to create a culture of wellness…

Under Contact Advisory By The DEQ

Two Stretches Of Beach in Ocean Springs are Under Contact Advisory By The DEQ. The stretch of beach from the Yacht Club to Jackson Avenue, Which is not actually "closed," but is still under advisory. Along with Shear Water Beach…

Medical Minute 2/9/2016

Senior Allergy Shots A new study reveals allergy shots are effective for seniors with seasonal allergies. Researchers tracked a group of older hay fever patients who were treated with allergy or placebo shots for three years. Allergy shots reduced symptoms…

Croup Virus

Reporter Britney Glaser "Croup is a condition that leads to the inflammation of the upper airways. It often has a distinctive barking cough noise." Dr. Robert Anderson, an emergency medicine doctor told us "Croup can have the typical flu, upper…

Singing River Health System Neuroscience

News 25's Toni Miles interviews Brenda Yoran about the free support groups in Ocean Springs. Parkinson's Disease 2nd Tues. Of Month, 4 P.M. Aphasia 3rd Thursday of the Month, 4 P.M. Stress Reduction 4th Thursday of Month 4 P.M. 3603…

Medical Minute 2/8/2016

Knee Buckling New research suggests reducing knee buckling, could help prevent falls in older adults. Knee buckling or a knee 'giving way' is common in elderly patients especially among those with arthritis and knee pain. The study found people who…