The concept of vaccination has been one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine and has prevented millions of illnesses, saved millions of lives and millions of dollars. Despite these advances, millions of adults go unvaccinated each year, which places them at risk for vaccine-preventable illness, complications and even death. Common adult vaccines include the […]

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Robert Porter has counted Mended Hearts as part of his post-heart surgery regimen.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The ranks of heart surgery survivors are growing exponentially. “Survival has improved dramatically,” for both open heart surgery or minimally invasive catheter procedures, said Tupelo cardiologist Dr. Barry Bertolet. Heart disease patients can often look forward to years of good health, if they take care of themselves. “Technology can […]

Regardless of your age or health status, it’s never too late to make better choices. Today I invite you to start a new life resolution. All you need is a goal, a plan and the desire to live better. The American Heart Association’s free Life Check Assessment at can help figure out your starting […]

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Bella Bailey, 5, tries on her wizard hat.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – To celebrate six years in business, HealthWorks! threw itself a magical birthday party Saturday and invited everyone. And with admission free for the party, the health education center in Tupelo was packed with kids of all ages. James Hubbard of Tupelo brought his two small children but soon […]

JACKSON (AP) – State health officials say Mississippi is now the first in the nation to have a third statewide system of care in place to help save the lives of trauma and stroke victims. Jim Craig, director of health protection for the state Department of Health, says in a news release that hospitals can […]

Sick children in Northeast Mississippi have a new friend in the hospital. As part of a collaboration with University of Mississippi Medical Center, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Jana Sperka is now taking care of young patients at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. She joins pediatric endocrinologist Jessica Lilley and pediatric cardiologist Salwa Gendi as the […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Women age 40 and older may receive a free screening mammogram at the BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Free appointments are available at the mobile mammography unit at the Southgate Shopping Center where the Corinth Belk store is located, between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 and […]

By now more than 80 percent of individuals who made New Year’s resolutions have thrown in the towel. Let’s focus on reasonable goal setting rather than getting caught up in magical thinking around a specific day. How would you like to see your life differently? Increased savings? Less weight? More time with family and friends […]

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The ribbon is officially cut to open the new Children's of Mississippi clinic in the Journal Business Park on Service Drive in Tupelo on Wednesday.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Two of Mississippi’s biggest hospital systems have teamed up to expand pediatric specialty care in Tupelo and the region. University of Mississippi Medical Center and North Mississippi Medical Center have partnered to open Children’s of Mississippi-Tupelo. “We don’t want children to have to leave their home or […]