Millions in rural America deserve hospital access and CDC support

Washington Times

Millions in rural America deserve hospital access and CDC support

By U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am a part of a proud fifth-generation farming family. The town where I grew up Monticello, Mississippi has a population of fewer than 2,000 people. Rural America is...

Senate Bill Would Extend Telehealth Flexibilities Beyond Pandemic

Hospice News

Senate Bill Would Extend Telehealth Flexibilities Beyond Pandemic

By Jim Parker

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. If enacted the bill would expand Medicare...

Mississippi city gets $492,000 to map contaminated sites

Associated Press

Mississippi city gets $492,000 to map contaminated sites

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is getting a $492,000 federal grant to list and assess contaminated and abandoned industrial and commercial sites and to get local residents interested.

Target...

Senators Talk Rural Health, Lead Screening During CDC Budget Hearing

MedPage Today

Senators Talk Rural Health, Lead Screening During CDC Budget Hearing

Agency lauded for work during pandemic

By Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor

WASHINGTON -- Preparing for the next pandemic was high on senators' minds Wednesday during a Senate hearing on the CDC's budget request for...

Senators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate

The Hill

Senators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate

By Jordan Carney

Senators largely shed their masks as they returned to the Capitol on Monday, marking a step back toward pre-pandemic normalcy after more than one year.

Monday's session comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Mississippi airports to receive $10.3M for improvements

WJTV-TV Jackson

Mississippi airports to receive $10.3M for improvements

STATE NEWS

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced on Friday that the award of $10.3 million for improvements will be given to 10 Mississippi airfields.

“Mississippi...

USDA approves shrimp-buy program to help distressed seafood industry

WXXV-TV Gulfport

USDA approves shrimp-buy program to help distressed seafood industry
 
By WXXV - May 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday commitment to purchase an additional $25 million in wild-caught shrimp that should benefit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to a press...