A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
Dolly has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but not a threat to the northern Gulf coast.more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. more>>
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Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as the last day to wear white.more>>
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For four months, doctors believed one Arizona
woman's running nose was allergies. The truth turned out to be a much
more horrifying scenario – brain fluid was leaking out of her nose according to
According to the University of Arizona department of surgery, whenever Aundrea Aragon
bent over, clear liquid would run out of her nose.
"I was scared to death and desperate,'' Aragon said. "I knew it could not
be allergies. The fluid would come out like a puddle.''
After she visited several doctors', UA surgeons finally discovered two small
cracks in the back of Aragon's
sphenoid sinus, which were caused by cerebral pressure. The crack
ultimately allowed cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to stream through her nose.
Although the human brain replaces brain fluid, the leak put Aragon at risk
of developing meningitis, in which bacteria crawls through the brain, causing
either a coma or death.
While the typical surgery to fix this condition is invasive and often
results in a painful recovery process and other dangerous side effects, UA surgeons
were able to fix Aragon's
condition without using any incisions. They performed an endoscopic
procedure through her nose, using image-guided neuronavigation and fluorescein
dye to locate the cracks. Then, using tissue from her nose and a small portion
of belly fat, the surgeons were able to repair the cracks, stopping the leak.
The process liberated Aragon
from a long, painful recovery. She is now recovering well at home with
her husband and two children. She recently posted about her ordeal on her
"I am so grateful to [the UA surgeons] for everything
they have done for us,'' said Aragon.
"I had great care from a great staff. I'm here, and I am grateful I can
take care of my kids."
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffeymore>>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.more>>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.more>>