By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Amy Dickerson had only 19 years on this earth, but her legacy stretches to 27 states and two countries. “At last count, she helped 156 people,” said her mother Julie Dickerson of Nettleton, who has become an advocate for organ and tissue donation since her daughter was killed in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal When Robert Thames needed help to stay strong during his lung cancer treatment, friends he didn’t know he had already had taken a swing for him. The Belden man is one of hundreds of cancer patients who receive help from the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Patient Fund, which […]

More than 10 percent of the general population and up to 90 percent of persons previously diagnosed with asthma have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Bronchoconstriction refers to the narrowing of airways. Exercise can be a trigger that causes the airways to constrict, making it difficult to adequately exchange air in and out. Typical symptoms include wheezing, shortness […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure finished what it began in October, handing out $170,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations Thursday. “We are so excited this year because we had more money,” said Liz Dawson, board president for the North Mississippi affiliate of the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The HealthWorks! zoom room was full of laughter, smiles and sweat Tuesday night. The Tupelo children’s health education center has been home base for Families in Transformation – FIT for short. Since Feb. 2, a group of 23 inactive and overweight children and their grown-ups have been […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building on Pegram Drive. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College isn’t waiting to put fitness initiatives in motion. After formally accepting a $308,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the community college’s faculty and staff took off for a walk, stretched through a yoga session and boogied down in […]

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Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, chats with Steve MacAlilly, left, and Alan Brown of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services before a panel discussion on Alzheimer's following a screening of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" on Tuesday night. Methodist Senior Services, in partnership with the Mississippi chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Mind Center, has organized showings of the documentary and panel discussions in Brandon and D'Ibervile this week.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Glen Campbell provided the music and a window into life with Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday night. Mississippi Methodist Senior Services hosted two screenings of the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” and a panel discussion including Campbell’s wife Kim and local Alzheimer’s advocates at the Malco Theater in […]

“I think I’m having gallbladder problems.” Chances are you have heard this phrase from a friend or family member. Gallbladder issues are very common; in the United States alone last year more than 500,000 gallbladder surgeries were done. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sack just below the liver, typically on the right side of the […]