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 […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Jazmine Rowan’s journey to a healthier life has been a winding road. Since 2007, the 29-year-old Tupelo woman has dropped 111 pounds. Along the way, she fought the urge to quit and learned to savor the little victories. “You want to avoid that ‘I’m never going to […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The stores aren’t the only places attracting holiday crowds. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists say they are seeing a run on the flu. NMMC West Tupelo Medical Clinic had patients lined up out the door waiting for the clinic to open late Sunday morning. “There’s a lot more cases of […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Every year, New Year’s resolutions are bright, shiny and full of hope on Jan. 1. But for many folks, they are forgotten by Feb. 1. “Typically, people pick out several things and don’t finish any of them,” said Russell Chumley, a licensed professional counselor at NMMC Behavioral Health. Making […]

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The news that 2-year-old Magnolia Jane shows no evidence of cancer she has been battling since April is all Amanda and Will Reed wanted for Christmas. They look forward to celebrating the holidays with baby Juniper and the rest of their family.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – With grateful hearts, Will and Amanda Reed will celebrate Christmas with their two daughters, Magnolia Jane and Juniper. The best gift of the season for the Tupelo family came Friday when doctors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found no evidence of the cancer that 2-year-old Magnolia […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Before the presents are unwrapped, United Blood Services is hoping donors will consider sharing the gift of life. “We’ve seen an increased need in the last 10 days,” said Lee Hartmann, United Blood Services regional director for field operations. Donations are off the expected pace because of […]

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Dancers with North Mississippi Dance Centre perform to Waltz of the Flowers during Sunday's Hope for the Holidays fundraiser for St. Jude at the Lyric Theater.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds packed the Lyric Theater downtown on Sunday as North Mississippi Dance Centre presented its second-annual “Hope for the Holidays” recital, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students of the dance centre and Tupelo’s Civic Ballet have participated in learning extra choreography and attending added weekend rehearsals […]