There is some debate to when 911 actually started, but it started to be offered in select towns in the early ‘70s. Since that time it has grown to almost all regions of the United States and has become more than a three-digit number to call for emergency services. It has become, pardon the pun, […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Girl Scouts will be out Saturday in support of the upcoming Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday volunteers will be visiting businesses and residences along the downtown route of the Oct. 25 race to pass out Pink the Street flyers. The Pink the Streets […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Next Tuesday, North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo will bring all of its young patients together in one place. On Wednesday, the Tupelo hospital will shift the pediatrics unit from the main hospital on South Gloster Street to NMMC Women’s Hospital on Eason Boulevard. It will bring all the […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus – two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 24 cases, including three deaths. Numbers released Monday do not include any new deaths. The Mississippi State Department […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal HAMILTON – In probably the most viral sensation of the summer of 2014, videos of your friends, public figures and favorite celebrities soaking wet have circulated the Internet. The Ice Bucket Challenge entails people naming individuals they’d like to challenge to have a bucket of ice water dumped on […]

Participants in the 2013 Northeast Mississippi Walk to End Alzheimer’s created their own memorial garden to honor those affected by the disease. This year, the annual walk will be held Sept. 20 at Ballard Park.  (Courtesy)

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Alzheimer’s disease and dementia disorders can send people and their families on terrifying, confusing journeys. The Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter is part of a coalition in the state working to provide a beacon for people with dementia and their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association is about more than research into […]

With all the focus these days on keeping children safe, from bicycle safety helmets to booster seats, there is one area that is often overlooked. This area is backpack safety. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, of the more than 79 million students in the United States who carry backpacks, a majority of them […]

By John Raby Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. […]