Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:58:44 GMT
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -
There's a new found sense of hope in the medical field now that a child infected with the HIV Virus has been functionally cured. To be functionally cured means that tests show no traces of replicating HIV cells, even if there's a small amount of the virus remaining in the body.
"We have to keep our hopes kind of in check. This will take a study, a series of studies to see if this new regimen will be beneficial for all children. But it does offer real hope for the future," Dr. David Reeves said.
When the toddler was born two years ago, her mother was HIV positive. The mother didn't take any prenatal care for the disease, so doctors knew the child would be a high risk case.
"When the baby is born, the standard care is we start the baby on two anti-HIV medications for a period of time until we can see if those medications clear. Because this baby had absolutely no prenatal care and we didn't even know about the diagnosis of HIV until the child was three days of age, Dr. Gay decided to be very aggressive. Instead of using just two anti-HIV drugs, she used three," Reeve's said.
That aggressive treatment is what doctors believe may have changed the baby's fate. The case has made history and put a lot of eyes on Mississippi. Something Dr. Reeves said is a nice change of pace for the state
"We have the reputation for being the sickest state. The fattest state. The people, who seek healthcare the least, but actually we do some very good things in Mississippi. And I'm very proud of the work that the University Medical Center, the department of Pediatrics has done in this and in other cases," Reeves said.
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