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Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case

JACKSON — A Mississippi woman has been convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death. The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy Lynn Garner, 54, guilty of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire […] [...]

RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi, Newk's

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are […] [...]

Mike Chaney gives large businesses one-year waiver to make coverage ACA compliant

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, busiiness, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

The Mississippi Department of Insurance says it is encouraged by sign-up levels for an Internet-based small business health insurance exchange that has already completed a series of open enrollments. The federal Affordable Care Act gives states the option of operating a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, marketplace. Mississippi is calling its SHOP One, […] [...]

Healthcare Marketplace to look much the same in 2015

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Humana and Magnolia Health will stay the course in their Mississippi health insurance marketplace exchanges in the coming year. The only change is Magnolia’s request to add a pair of counties to its coverage area. Humana has applied to continue coverage in 40 of the state’s 82 counties, including the urban counties of Hinds, Rankin, […] [...]

Attorneys of woman accused of fatal buttocks injections look to undermine testimony

JACKSON — Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections tried yesterday to undermine the testimony of the lead investigator, who acknowledged under cross-examination that investigators have not matched silicone seized from the defendant’s house to that found in the victim’s body. Defense lawyer John […] [...]

State records second death this year from West Nile virus

MADISON COUNTY — State health officials are reporting a second death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health said the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also reported new human cases in Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest and Rankin […] [...]

Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Jackson Preparatory School

Jackson Preparatory School football player Walker Wilbanks died Monday after coming off the field and  complaining of illness during the school’s home opener Friday night against Oxford. The official cause of death was listed as cerebral adema secondary to exercise associated hyponatremia. Joe Pressler, the high school junior’s lead physician at University of Mississippi Medical Center, said […] [...]

Higher rates for Humana, lower for Magnolia ahead on health exchange

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: buisnes, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Mississippians on the state’s federally run health insurance exchange will see both increases and decreases in premiums starting Jan. 1. Mississippi has two only two insurers on the plan, Humana of Louisville, Ky., and Magnolia Health Plan, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene. Humana covers about 42,000 people and Magnolia about 20,000. The federal government, […] [...]

State Health Department says pair of casino workers contracted TB

TUNICA, Mississippi – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) contracted by workers at two casinos in Tunica. Health officials have yet to identify the casinos. Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The MSDH has been working closely with the […] [...]

Ground broken for new Hattiesburg Clinic facility

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Clinic has broken ground for its Bellevue facility. The new complex will be located at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 98 in Hattiesburg. The Bellevue facility will be home to Hattiesburg Clinic’s Lake Serene Family Clinic, Lake Serene Physical Therapy and Eye Associates, a total of 11 providers. The new […] [...]

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