Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can cause symptoms of rapid pulse, fatigue and shortness of breath. The cause of atrial fibrillation (A fib) is a disturbance in the electrical signal that regulates the heart rhythm. This causes the squeezing of the upper chambers (atria) to become ineffective and results in blood pooling in […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – At Saturday’s community-wide celebration of the seventh birthday of HealthWorks!, Faye Butler brought her grandchildren, Callie Roberts, 8, and Brody Roberts, 7, to experience the Winter Wonderland theme packed with interactive games to expand their imaginations. “They’ve been here before, and they really enjoy it,” Butler said. “They’ve […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Detergent pods, lamp oil, button batteries and Grandma’s blood pressure meds wouldn’t make most people’s list of top treats. However, they can be irresistible to young children. “You see kids getting into anything around the house,” said Dr. Robert Cox, director of the Mississippi Poison Control Center and University […]

An infection in the lungs is called pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most common infectious cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, it is estimated more than 50,000 people die with pneumonia every year. Although there are many deaths from pneumonia, sometimes pneumonia can be mild and […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The local Red Cross chapter’s annual Evening of Jazz will not only feature a new location, but it will also introduce a new award. The ninth-annual Evening of Jazz will take place Saturday, Jan. 23, at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. The doors open at 6 p.m., […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Susan G. Komen for the Cure-North Mississippi Affiliate is ready to put the money raised through the Race for the Cure to work. The group will hold a workshop for non-profit groups that want to submit project proposals at noon Thursday at NMMC Women’s Hospital education center in Tupelo. Any […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Families can mix together fun, good nutrition and exercise in an eight-week program at HealthWorks! The next session of F.I.T. – Families in Transformation – will start Monday at the children’s health education center and run through March 10. The program led by registered dietitian Deborah Stone […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Cleaning up your lifestyle and your house don’t have to be separate items on your New Year’s resolution list. Getting rid of the junk and the junk food can build on each other, said author/organizer/TV host Peter Walsh, who will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 21 Spirit […]

Redd Foxx, who played Fred Sanford on TV’s “Sanford and Son,” had a quote that “Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” While humorous and thought provoking, it fails to appreciate the concept of “quality of life.” While we have little or no control over many aspects of […]