- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A hospital is expanding a health screening program for children in the Mississippi Delta, and it should reach more than 2,000 students in Greenwood and Leflore County by April.

Greenwood Leflore Hospital is offering its Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program this year in the Greenwood School District.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1KDGguL ) the program was offered in Leflore County District during the first year.

A clinic team conducts a variety of medical services, including physical, mental, dental, hearing and vision exams. They also teach lessons on hygiene, diet and exercise to students whose parents have signed them up for the program.

Treva Stigler, a registered nurse and regional director of clinic operations for the hospital, says a main goal is making sure students are vaccinated.

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