By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Dawson Howell was on earth only three and a half months, but his family has a dream he will help other premature infants for years to come. Krissy Howell of Mantachie took the first steps to start Dawson’s Dream just weeks after she and husband Chris lost their infant […]

Holidays traditionally are a time when families and friends gather to celebrate or reminiscence. Families share stories old and new, make pictures, and plan for events to come. However, if a death has occurred, it changes the meaning and feel of each holiday to come. Often families struggle with how to navigate grief after the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal SALTILLO – Three months ago, Chris Smith of Saltillo did something unusual for a healthy 31-year-old guy. When something wasn’t right in a sensitive, private part of his anatomy, he made an appointment to see a doctor. It led to discover of early-stage testicular cancer. “The steps I took […]

NMMC Cancer Care pharmacist Jeannine Peters and her team make sure patients get precise doses of the chemotherapy agents they need.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Breast cancer patients will likely never see Rob Jarrett, Jeannine Peters and Radhika Pochampally. But the work of the Tupelo pathologist, the North Mississippi Cancer Care pharmacist and the University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher touches both the present and future of breast cancer treatment. The behind-the-scenes cancer fighters […]


The definition of sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve causing discomfort which usually manifests as leg pain. The sciatic nerve starts in the pelvis and is formed from nerve fibers that come from your spinal cord located in your low back. The sciatic nerve travels down the leg to approximately the level of […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The same day Holly Whitworth was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine checkup in October 2015, her son told her she would be a grandmother. The owner of Creative Cakes had just told her three daughters about her diagnosis, and the tears of sorrow turned to tears […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Because breast cancer will find one in eight American women, chances are high it will strike someone you know. Survivors from across Northeast Mississippi say they coveted the support from their friends, families and neighbors to help them through treatment and beyond. “It makes a world of difference,” said […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc High Warriors added a bit of pink to their black and gold. The Pontotoc High School Band brought breast cancer awareness to the Friday night game with Itawamba AHS to assist local breast cancer survivors as they raised money for new band uniforms. “We knew […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BELDEN – If there’s such a thing as a lucky cancer diagnosis, Lisa Hill got one in December 2007. After two mammograms, she was told she had ductal carcinoma in situ in her right breast. According to the American Cancer Society, that meant the cells that lined the ducts […]