Obama urges Congress to show ‘courage’ on health care

May 8, 2017 in Health

By BOB SALSBERG BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on […]

Mississippi to cut mental health services, lay off employees

May 3, 2017 in Health

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health says it will eliminate 650 positions, some through layoffs, over the next year because of […]

Baptist hospital groups in Mississippi and Memphis merge

May 2, 2017 in Health

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the larger Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis, Tennessee, have completed a merger, creating the largest […]

Work may begin soon on Mississippi children’s hospital wing

April 21, 2017 in Health

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Work could begin by the end of the year on a $180 million expansion of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s […]

Health Department: 2nd Mississippi child dies of flu in 2017

April 19, 2017 in Health

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – State health officials say a south Mississippi child has died of influenza – the second pediatric flu death of the year. The Health Department released information […]

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize ‘Obamacare’

April 14, 2017 in Business, Health

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an […]

Syphilis far more common in gay men in US South

April 7, 2017 in Health

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A new U.S. report shows the spread of syphilis is far worse in gay men in Southern states. North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana […]

Thompson Statement on GOP Health Care Bill Failure

March 27, 2017 in Health, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2017– Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released the following statement on the failure of the Republican health care bill: “Today, Donald […]