By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The expansion of John Leslie Tennis Center, originally projected to open in early February, is still several weeks away from completion. “I’m going to say it will probably be two more months. I’m trying to give more time than I hope it will take. Every time we get […]

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Joannah Ballard, right, leads the children in a short dance to get them ready for their different runs at the first Boerner Be Wild fun day at Ballard Park last year.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Wellness will go a little bit wild on April 19. The Boerner Be Wild Fitness Challenge, sponsored by the Healthy Tupelo Task Force, will dare participants to run, jump, flip tires and climb walls on a 17-station course set up around the North Mississippi Medical Center Community […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children’s medical, mental and behavioral needs. The partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi Children’s Home Services was announced Tuesday. The effort, which aims to break down walls […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Rachel Cobb is six weeks into a new life without diabetes or dialysis. The 30-year-old Tupelo woman went through a kidney-pancreas transplant Feb. 25 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. “This is such a gift,” said Cobb, who lived with Type I diabetes for 22 […]

A single organ donor can extend lifelines to as many as eight people. The need is great with more than 1,300 Mississippians on organ transplant waiting lists. Today, donors and their families will be honored in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Midtown Pointe Medical Professional Mall, formerly Gloster Creek Village. Along with a balloon release, […]

Our spine is easily overlooked, yet it contributes in some form to everything we do. Regardless of the activity, our spine works in conjunction with our muscles and joints to help us maintain our body’s posture, protect our spinal cord, and enjoy mobility and flexibility. However, just as our back attributes to movement, back or […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Muscles have their own logic. Where it hurts may not be the source of the problem. Pain in the arm could come from the chest. Headache or chest pain could be originating in the trapezius muscle that stretches across the upper back. These trigger points inside the muscles can […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Thousands crossed the finish line in October, but the money raised by the 2013 Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure is beginning a new race against breast cancer. The North Mississippi affiliate board announced $135,000 in grants to 10 organizations to provide screening programs to the […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Health insurance shoppers kept Northeast Mississippi organizations busy with last-minute sign-ups on Monday. “Today is extremely busy with walk-ins and appointments,” said Melissa Kuykendall, certified enrollment counselor with Access Family Health in Tupelo. Other Northeast Mississippi organizations offering in-person assistance, like CATCH Kids in Tupelo and Gilmore […]