Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency will open a 6,000-square-foot clinical addition later this year at its headquarters in Flowood. The on-site access will improve the timely recovery for organ and tissue donation, thus improving the outcomes for those in need of lifesaving organ transplants and life improving tissue graphs, the organization said. The 2.2 million dollar […]

TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute accepts new and used durable medical equipment to donate through its Second Time Around Program. The program makes new and used medical equipment available to patients who may not have the funds to purchase needed items. Often, patients who are recovering from a stroke or other debilitating […]

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when a fatty material called plaque builds up inside arteries and reduces or restricts blood flow. When this happens, the body reroutes blood flow to smaller arteries to help get blood to the muscles. Think of it like an interstate – when the main road is blocked, there are detours […]

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By Michaela Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo filed a lawsuit against United Healthcare on Tuesday as part of the ongoing dispute over payments. The lawsuit, which was entered in Lee County Circuit Court, does not affect the interim arrangement between United Healthcare and North Mississippi Health Services, according to a statement […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – This Christmas, the best gift at the homes of Christy Murphy and Sandra Purnell won’t be contained in brightly wrapped paper and tucked under the tree. The Tupelo waitress and Eupora certified licensed practical nurse cherish every cancer-free breath they take. Both women completed treatment for lung […]

J.R. MOONEYHAM

It is that time of year again – the time when we start thinking about what we want to accomplish in the New Year. We admit we may have packed on a few extra pounds during this past year or realize we have stopped going to the gym four days a week and start to […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The Grinch that steals Christmas isn’t a grim, green figment of the imagination. It’s the illness, injury and crankiness that can sneak in and take the shine off the holidays. To stay well and healthy during December isn’t just about wishing on a star. There are steps you can […]

LUCAS McELWAIN

Medical advances have given us the ability to treat, and sometimes cure, many illnesses. In the process, though, many people find themselves wishing for better pain control, less shortness of breath, more time in their home rather than in the hospital or ER, and honest advice on what their illness means for them and their […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College decked the fountain with rowers and spin bikes to celebrate creating a healthier culture on campus. The work started last year when Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation donated $308,000 to kick off the fit-NEss initiative. On Thursday, foundation executive director […]