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 […]

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The health and wellness community, including Philip Raper of the NMMC Wellness Center, from left, Kathy Tucker of HealthWorks!, Dr. Jessica Lilley and Dr. Lee Greer of North Mississippi Medical Clinics, Dr. Bill Hillbun of the Healthy Tupelo Taskforce and registered dietitian Sarah Brashier, have teamed up to offer F.I.T. to help kids and their families create healthy lifestyles.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Kids and their families who are looking to build a healthier new year can find fitness and nutrition with a hefty dose of fun with F.I.T. The Families in Transformation program offers health education, fun fitness activities, coaching, cooking demos and encouragement for kids and their families. […]

It’s the start of a new year and many people have vowed to make changes in their lives. Some want to lose weight and get in shape to feel better. Others just want to look good in their clothes. No matter the reason, each January the Wellness Center is packed with people exercising and resolving […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal At this year’s annual fundraiser, Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic will welcome its most prestigious guest yet: renowned surgeon and potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. The first surgeon to separate conjoined twins, Carson’s beginnings are much more humble. He was born in Detroit to a mother who, though not well educated […]

It’s the time of year when many resolve to lose weight or eat healthier for the new year. Here are some tips from registered dietician Sarah Brashier with North Mississippi Medical Center. Q: For someone who wants to lose weight, what is the best place to start creating a healthy diet? A: Start keeping a […]