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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Now Available at All County Health Departments

By Clinton Courier | September 29, 2021

Seasonal influenza vaccinations are now available for children and qualifying adults at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county health departments. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older as the best protection against the flu.   “We recommend that all Mississippians get their flu shots every year, but especially…

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Why everyone must have a health insurance?

By Clinton Courier | September 24, 2021

Our lives back two years used to be fun. We use to live our lives according to our way and can go wherever we want, but due to this corona pandemic, our lives have completely changed. This deadly virus has already taken millions of lives. This corona pandemic has taught a person that how important…


15 Health Benefits of CBD Consumption

By Clinton Courier | September 16, 2021

CBD or cannabidiol is a very popular natural remedy that people use to relieve many ailments. Many people are relying on it to be healthy and get rid of anxiety. Although, CBD is only one cannabinoid among 100 and more others found in cannabis plants. For most, consuming CBD without other cannabinoids is the way…

LPN Career Fair

Merit Health Central to Host Walk-In LPN Career Fair on August 12

By Clinton Courier | August 10, 2021

Merit Health Central is hosting a career fair on Thursday, August 12, from 5 – 7 pm in the Lagniappe Room on the first floor of the hospital.   The event is specifically targeting licensed professional nurses (LPNs).  Attendees can speak with nurse leadership, learn first-hand about job openings, enjoy food, door prizes and learn…

Disability Insurance

The Difference Between Private Disability and Social Security Disability Insurance

By Clinton Courier | August 4, 2021

If something happens to you, especially at work, you might need disability insurance to pay for the bills that will pile up. You will also require that money to support yourself and your family if it turns out you cannot return to work at the job you once held. Perhaps you can get another job…

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Nursing Homes Face Increase in COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims

By Clinton Courier | August 4, 2021

By mid-2021, more than 30 million Americans had tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus disease – COVID-19 and more than 600,000 had lost their lives. Sadly, according to Bloomberg Law, one-third of the fatalities were loved ones residing in the country’s nursing homes. These trusted institutions have unfortunately become hotbeds for COVID-19 infections and deaths. …

Remedies for Sleep Problems Due to Ageing

Remedies for Sleep Problems Due to Ageing

By Clinton Courier | July 31, 2021

Several sleep disorders may develop due to aging. For some, this can be as simple as becoming a little tired at work. Others may need more specific treatment, such as periodic limb movement. For most, however, the treatment is psychological. Sleep problems due to aging are usually a result of deep sleeping. As a person…

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Health Officials Update K-12 COVID Guidance  for 2021-2022 School Year 

By Clinton Courier | July 17, 2021

Today MSDH is releasing updated Public Health Guidance for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Mississippi K-12 settings for the 2021-2022 school year – consistent with CDC guidelines.   Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Guidance: All eligible students, teachers, and staff 12 years of age and older should receive COVID-19 vaccination. Masks…

Kim Mays-Robinson, LMSW

5 lessons we should learn during the current crisis

By Clinton Courier | June 28, 2021

By Kim Mays-Robinson, LMSW For over a year, our lives have been entangled with many crises: a pandemic, a struggling economy, and a slew of racial tensions – just to name a few. Much of our resilience has been overtaken and replaced with traces of fear and anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. There is no doubt…

Health and Wellness Care

By Clinton Courier | May 25, 2021

If last year hasn’t taught us anything, it taught us how important our health and wellness care is. People would ask what’s the difference between health and wellness care. Health is a state of being and wellness is a healthy living. During the pandemic it gave us time to think about our health and wellness…