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  • Mississippi changes requirements for childhood immunizations

    The Mississippi Department of Health announced two new requirements for childhood immunizations effective for the 2007-08 year. These requirements are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and must be met in order for a child to enroll in any child care facility or school within the state. Effective Aug. 1, the
  • Keesler kids head back to school in August

    Students living in Keesler's military family housing areas attend Biloxi public schools. Parents who didn't pre-register students in May can enroll students at Biloxi schools, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For questions about school zones, call 228-374-1810, extension 125. School starts Aug. 6, but students not registered by July 31 can't
  • Keesler project benefits sexual assault victims

    Imagine the unimaginable ... you've been raped. Now picture yourself being sent home from the emergency room in a hospital gown because your clothes are being kept as evidence of the crime. That's the plight of many sexual assault victims along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. How-ever, thanks to a Keesler project, the Gulf Coast Women's Center for
  • First of 5 phases clears site of debris

    Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina, the slate is being wiped clean for construction of a joint commissary, exchange and shopping mall. The programmed amount provided by special congressional appropriations is $78.6 million for the combined Defense Commissary Agency and Army and Air Force Exchange Service project. Mounds of debris from the
  • Genetics lab accredited

    The Air Force Medical Genetics Laboratory at Keesler Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologist's Commission on Laboratory Accreditation. The Keesler facility is among more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. The CAP formally advised Lt. Col. (Dr.) Michael Bashford, the lab's molecular