Family Medicine

Hinds Co. workers get relief on insurance cost

Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved earlier this month with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance.

The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to $173. […]

News

Two Ole Miss students killed in head-on collision

Two University of Mississippi students, a brother and sister, were killed Saturday morning in a car accident near the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and State Highway 7 in Oxford.

The car carrying Katherine Sarah Wheat, a communication science and disorders major, and her brother William John Wheat, an accountancy major, was reportedly traveling westbound when it was hit by another vehicle. […]

Family Medicine

US: Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind of injection from the company.

The New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts, has been under scrutiny since last month, when a rare fungal form of meningitis was linked to its steroid shots used mostly for back pain. […]

News

2 Miss. inmates wanted for murder captured in La. bar

Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.

Richard Griffin, a supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Jackson, Miss., said information from confidential sources led authorities to the Razoo bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans., where James Robert Martin, 22, and David Bass, 26, were taken into custody by members of the task force. […]

Entertainment

First annual Tunica Balloon Bash scheduled

The air’s going to be hot in Tunica this November!

Visitors are invited to the 1st Annual Tunica Balloon Bash that will welcome 40 hot air balloons to four casino resort properties. Hot air balloonists from across the country will come together the weekend of Nov. 9 – 11 to compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes. […]