Health officials report first pediatric flu death

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JANS – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2013-2014 flu season. The death was a child from North Mississippi with chronic underlying health conditions. Pediatric deaths are defined as deaths of individuals 18 years of age and under. Including Monday’s reported death, there have been a total of 12 pediatric flu deaths reported in […]

American Heart Association suggests heart healthy resolutions for 2014

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JANS – It is important for health resolutions to be obtainable to see the positive lifestyle change. 2014 is the year. It is the year to make the changes that are needed to bring your body to ideal cardiovascular health. It can’t wait another year because our city’s number one killer is heart disease. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood, so now […]

RCMI Center for Environmental Health at Jackson State awarded $10.7M

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JANS – Jackson State University’s Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute onMinority Health and HealthDisparities. The five-year grant will beused to enhancethe center’s biomedical infrastructure to support research that addresses environmental and public health issues impacting vulnerable and underserved communities. “The center has a long history of conducting innovative research in environmental health, and this […]