By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Dr. Wayne Slocum will put himself on the line Aug. 12 for the Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic. The Tupelo obstetrician-gynecologist will be the guest of honor at the clinic’s 12th annual roast and toast. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at The Summit in Tupelo. “It’s […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Across Northeast Mississippi, patient portals are opening online access to doctors and hospitals. “We do everything online, book airline tickets, paying bills,” said Tupelo family physician Dr. Brad Crosswhite, who helped pilot the North Mississippi Medical Clinic portal in 2012. “Why not handle medicine the same way?” The secure, […]

Menopause might not be something every woman thinks about all the time, but every woman who is throwing off the covers from hot flashes is certainly thinking about it. Doctors define menopause as the natural stopping of the menstrual cycle for one year, and it usually happens around age 50. The time after the menses […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Runners and walkers will be the light in the dark Friday for the Women First Resource Center. For the third year in a row, the Tupelo Running Club will hold Nightcrawler 5K at Ballard Park to benefit the Tupelo-based resource center created to support breast cancer survivors […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Sanctuary Hospice House has tapped a longtime Tupelo health care leader as its next executive director. George Hand, who currently serves as cardiovascular services administrator at North Mississippi Health Services, will succeed the retiring Linda Gholston. “I see this job as a ministry first and foremost,” said […]

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Participants twist to the side during the lunar yoga session held Tuesday night at Ballard Park. The monthly session was led by yoga instructor Taylor Neal with Four Corners Yoga.

For kids and adults, bike helmets are essential safety equipment Whether it’s down the street to a friend’s house or up the mountain in the Tour de France, bike helmets should be along for the ride with cyclists at all levels. “Everybody needs a helmet,” said Tupelo pediatrician Ed Ivancic. Broken bones can be set […]

Organ donation advocates recognized an Aberdeen couple for their work today. Steve and Laura Gaskin received the donor advocate award from the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at a ceremony in Jackson this afternoon. They were among 15 individuals and institutions honored at the MORA’s inaugural Spero Awards in Jackson. “Spero” is Latin for hope. The […]