About the author: Alisha Hopkins Bryant lives in Mooreville with Andy, her husband of 21 years, son Chapman and daughter Anna Brooke. She attends Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo and enjoys giving back to the community through Special Olympics, NEMS Down Syndrome Society and Sanctuary Hospice. She is vice president for a local chemical manufacturer, […]

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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Kilts will be optional during the second annual North Mississippi Kilt Walk and Fun Run for Brain Tumor Awareness. The event will be held Saturday at Ballard Park, and it will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. Chairman Bill Hughes said he was inspired in two ways […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal They came into the world too soon and fought to live. But now, being born four months early is a piece of personal trivia for Mary Grace “Mace” Hudson, who will be 18 next month, and twins Karlee and Kasee Avery, 17. They have some scars and interesting notes […]

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, affects nearly 30 percent of adults in the United States. It is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes in the United States. In Mississippi the number of people with high blood pressure is even higher. About 40 percent of adults in Mississippi have high blood […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Aspirin continues to be the little pill that could. Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued revised guidelines for using low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. Daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t replace other medications, healthy lifestyle choices or preventive screenings, but it […]

The hip is a stable ball and socket joint that serves as the interface between the pelvis and the upper leg. “Hip fracture” typically refers to a fracture of the upper segment of the femur or thigh bone. The upper segment of the femur has several distinct bony regions described as the femoral head (the […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Out of breath, Gray Shettles, 12, dashed through the multicolored arch that had painted shoes of blue, red, green and pink hanging from shoe strings from the top. He was the first runner to complete the Fun Run at Boerner Be Wild on Saturday at Ballard Park. “It […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Families can let their wild sides run free Saturday at Ballard Park. The Healthy Tupelo Task Force will host the Boerner Be Wild Health and Wellness Fair Saturday morning, featuring a 1-mile kids fun run, a kids obstacle course and a host of family activities. “It’s all […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – A Corinth teen who has dealt with many health challenges wants to help others, his mom said. That’s why 16-year-old Bryce Bearden wants to raise at least $5,000 to grant someone else a wish through Make-A-Wish Mid-South. A fundraiser will be hosted June 4 at American Legion Post […]