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Mississippi Is Second in Nation in Charitable Giving

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

A new report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy says Mississippians gave nearly 5% of their income to charity in 2012, the second-highest rate in the nation.

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Miss. Groups Oppose Expansion of EPA's Clean Water Act

Posted by Paul Boger on

Some conservative groups are warning that a proposed expansion of the federal government's Clean Water Act may hurt farmers in Mississippi.

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Docs Group Joins Push To Expand Medicaid in Mississippi

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

The Mississippi Primary Care Association, which represents community health centers, is adding their name to the effort to expand Medicaid in the state.

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Education Funding Petition Receives 122,000 Certified Signatures

Posted by Paul Boger on

The group pushing for the mandate has gathered enough signatures to put a referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.

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Group Spreading Message Against Mental Illness Stigma

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

The Centers for Disease Control says one in four American adults has a mental illness. A group in Jackson County is spreading the word that mental illness is common – and how to get help.

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MS Left Me Out: New Medicaid Expansion Effort

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Advocates for the state to expand its Medicaid program are launching a new campaign today to pressure lawmakers into easing access to the program.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, October 6th

Posted by Ezra Wall on

Find out why the Health Department is offering free hepatitis C tests, and who qualifies to get one. And after Everyday Tech, learn about doctors across the state joining forces to call for a statewide smoking ban.

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'Praying The Lord Heals Me'

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Advocates for Medicaid expansion plan a new campaign to highlight the stories of people who falling into the 'medicaid coverage gap'

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First Responders Are Training For Disaster Event

Posted by Paul Boger on

Responders practice drills that teach them what to do during a mass-casualty incident.

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Health Department Offering Free Hep C Screenings To Some In October

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Three-quarters of those infected with Hepatitis C don’t know it. That’s why the Mississippi Department of Health is offering free screenings for the disease in October for residents born between 1945 and 1965.

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