Infectious Diseases News
Video: April showers brings May flowers, bugs, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes
11 Apr 2019 at 2:32pm
It?s about that time of year when our furry friends start itching and scratching a little more than usual.
Video: Medical Breakthroughs - Breast milk to treat adult diseases?
4 Apr 2019 at 8:14pm
Human breast milk is full of complex sugars that help build babies' immune systems.
Video: Mississippi and Medical Marijuana
3 Apr 2019 at 3:47pm
Sixty-eight percent of the nation has approved medical marijuana and Mississippi is still not one of them. Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson has taken a strong stance in the campaign for medical marijuana.
Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson has taken a strong stance in the campaign for medical marijuana.
With Georgia set to become the latest state to legalize medical marijuana, Mississippi still sits among just 16 other states yet to approve it. Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson is one of the most vocal politicians in South Mississippi when it comes to medical marijuana legalization. ?This is an opportunity to give people medicine that they could really use and I don?t think there?s any reason why government should be getting in between patients and their doctors.?
Dobson sits on the advisory board for the Medical Marijuana 2020 Initiative in Mississippi, a campaign advocating for medical marijuana use to be on the docket in the 2020 election. ?I?m very confident that if we can get the medical marijuana on the ballot it will pass. It?s just getting people engaged, letting people know that this is an opportunity to pass medical marijuana here in the state.?
The many claims of success involving medical marijuana is not just through word of mouth. Dr. Philip Levin said, ?Multiple double blind studies have shown that marijuana has great effect on multiple illnesses. That?s how it became approved by so many states in the nation because it has been proven safe and effective.?
Here in Mississippi, the only derivative of medical marijuana allowed is CBD oil which is extracted from the cannabis plant and used to relieve pain and to dampen the effects of some serious diseases. Your Own CBD Owner Brittany Bailey said, ?Commonly people are using it with inflammation and joints, but it also helps to release serotonin naturally so it can help with your moods. It can help with anxiety. I use it for epilepsy so holistically it does a whole lot of things at once.?
Sparked by her own medical issues and her own success with CBD oil, Bailey left her job as a teacher to open up Gulfport?s only exclusive CBD store. ?I?ve had seizures for 20 years and so I started taking it, not sure what was going to happen. Now, my journey four months down the line is I?m seizure free.?
As the 2020 election moves closer, the Medical Marijuana Initiative continues to succeed, gathering over 76,000 signatures in support of the cause.
Video: Remembering former Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo
1 Apr 2019 at 7:05pm
The City of Waveland is in mourning after the passing of former Mayor Tommy Longo on Saturday.
?A part of Waveland has died.? The passing of long time Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo came unexpectedly and devastating to those who knew him. He was only 60-years-old.City Clerk Mickey Lagasse said, ?He was a good friend and had been a good friend for a long, long time. He did a lot for the city and would always reach out and help people whenever he could. He was really the mayor of the people and he cared about the people.?
Lagasse and Waveland Mayor Secretary Tammy Fayard worked with Longo during his 16 years serving the city and say his love of Waveland is what pushed him. ?He had so much more that I know he wanted to do. He loved Waveland with all of his heart and soul. He gave it his all after Katrina. He worked tirelessly to make sure we were all taken care of, his employees, the citizens. I can?t say enough and I am very thankful for what he did for our community,? said Fayard.
Fayard says she will remember Longo for his infectious personality and his resiliency during the period after Hurricane Katrina. ?His heart just bled when this community was destroyed, the community that he truly, truly loved. He was just lost. He didn?t know what to say in the beginning other than we?re going to rebuild. We?re going to do this. Let?s go. He made sure that Waveland was going to be on the map and that we were going to be heard that we were destroyed and that he himself made sure the word was out.?
Longo didn?t stop there. After rebuilding his city, he traveled the country helping other mayors with disaster relief. Longo leaves behind a large family which current Mayor Mike Smith says will be his legacy. Waveland Mayor Mike Smith said, ?He was a family man, a man who dearly loved his city and I think that that is his legacy. He made his mark on Waveland.?
Funeral arrangements for Longo have been set for Saturday, April 6th at St. Clare Catholic Church in Waveland at 1 p.m.
Video: The "invisible" fight, a battle with autoimmune diseases
29 Mar 2019 at 6:09pm
The "invisible" fight, a battle with autoimmune diseases
Video: Consumer Reports: Vaccines for adults
25 Mar 2019 at 3:42am
Vaccinating children is a hot topic that?s often in the news. But what about vaccines for adults? There are several adult vaccines to protect against diseases including shingles and pneumonia, but should everyone get them? Consumer Reports explains with this dose of preventive medicine.
Video: Colon Cancer with Georgetown Bariatrics and Advance Surgical Services
19 Mar 2019 at 9:28am
Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services is on the forefront of providing metabolic surgery for fighting the diseases of type II diabetes and obesity. Today, Dr. Eric Smith speaks with Thom Tier Media's Troy to talk about colon cancer.
For more information:
Website ? GeorgetownBariatricsAdvancedSurgical.com
Facebook Page ? Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services
Twitter ? @GeorgetownBariatricsandAdvancedSurgicalServices
Phone number ? (502) 570-3727
Video: Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs draw no. 1
18 Mar 2019 at 8:19pm
As Mississippi State continues its ascension into the elite ranks of nationally-renowned women?s basketball programs, Selection Monday has become something to celebrate in Starkville.
Today, the Bulldogs were tabbed as a number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. That means MSU will be hosting the first two rounds at the Hump starting with Friday?s date against 16 seed Southern University.
The winner of that game will turn around and play the winner of 8 seed South Dakota and 9 seed Clemson for the right to advance to the Sweet 16.
Of course, the Bulldogs have made it at least that far three years in a row, including back-to-back trips to the National Championship game the past two years.
Coming off an impressive run to the program?s first ever SEC Tournament championship, Head Coach Vic Schaefer says he?s going to keep relying on Harrison Central alum Jazzmun Holmes for senior leadership during the big dance. ?It's just really phenomenal to go 30-2 and to win the SEC regular season outright and then come back and win the tournament championship three straight days, my hat's off to this team. They have been tremendous. Jazz has had an unbelievable season, she is playing at an extremely high level. I think that's why, I know that's why our team is as successful as it is and I just need her to continue to be locked in because she is infectious to our team."
Holmes said, ?It's exciting. I know my teammates look up to me and whenever I'm going they're going, so I just have to keep a level head going into the tournament. Doing things that worked for us the entire year, so just keeping a level head. Doing the things that I need to do to stay healthy and stay prepared for the tournament."
MSU and Southern will tip things off at 8:30 p.m. on Friday on ESPN2.
Video: St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway
28 Feb 2019 at 6:33am
The mission of St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Video: Music for Willow
22 Feb 2019 at 3:43pm
Music for Willow is kicking off tonight in Biloxi to benefit a little girl who suffers from one of the rarest diseases in the world: MSD.
News 25?s Kristen Anzuini has more.
Video: DeKalb County Health Department warns of possible Hepatitis A exposure
21 Feb 2019 at 7:06pm
GARRETT, Ind. (NEWSRELEASE) - A case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at the Martin?s Tavern at 115 North Randolph Street. The infectious period that this employee worked was on 2/1/19, 2/2/19, 2/5/19, 2/6/19, 2/7/19, 2/8/19, and 2/9/19.
Video: Zebra Run for Rare Disease
8 Feb 2019 at 3:15pm
The second annual Zebra Run for Rare Disease takes place tomorrow morning in Ocean Springs.
All proceeds from the run benefit the United MSD Foundation which helps fight multiple sulfatase deficiency, one of the rarest diseases in the world.
Registration opens up at 7 a.m. at Fort Maurepas with the 5K getting underway at 8 a.m. Following the 5K, a one mile fun run will take place.
Amber Olsen, whose daughter Willow has the disease, tells News 25 that she just wants people to understand the seriousness of MSD. ?Basically her body is breaking down, kind of like Alzheimer?s and cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy. We are using the funding, the fundraising to fund a treatment for the first ever clinical trial for her disease.?
For anyone interested in donating visit curemsd.org.
Video: Talk With Your Doctor - TWYD20190204
4 Feb 2019 at 4:02pm
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Video: Health kids with Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department
31 Jan 2019 at 9:19am
It's cold outside, which means you can get sick. When children are not vaccinated, they are an increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community. This does include infants -- who are too young to be fully vaccinated -- and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions. Here to tell us more are Jill and Kim from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
For more information:
Website - lexingtonhealthdepartment.org
Facebook Page - @LFCHD
Phone number ? (859) 252-2371
Video: Carthage Humane
12 Jan 2019 at 4:01pm
The Carthage humane society is creating a new medical area for animals with contagious diseases