Nightcrawler 5K race benefits Women First

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Runners and walkers will be the light in the dark Friday for the Women First Resource...

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – School health advocates were gobbling up resources to get kids moving more and eating smarter in Tupelo on Tuesday. More than 150 educators, child nutrition leaders and school nurses from 47 school districts were registered for the annual Wellness Summit at HealthWorks! children’s health education center. They […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia. State health officials said Tuesday that a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti may have the illness. Symptoms include fever, muscle and joint pain and joint […]

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The Barnes family of Tupelo, from left, Jacob, almost 5, Jeff, Jessica and Caleb, 3 1/2, needed assistance from infertility specialists to come to fruition. "I have two miracle babies," Jessica Ridgeway-Barnes said. "We just had to have help with one of them."

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Relaxing and letting nature take its course wouldn’t have brought a baby to the Barnes family. “My body was broken,” said Jessica Ridgway-Barnes of Tupelo, who, with husband Jeff Barnes, went through a four-year odyssey to bring son Jacob, who will be 5 this month, into the world. Roughly […]

Hospitalists are physicians dedicated to the care of patients in the hospital setting. The specialty has seen dramatic growth over the last 15 years as fewer and fewer physicians provide care for patients in both the clinic and hospital setting. Multiple factors have led to the shift, including the reality that patients with illnesses requiring […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County supervisors on Monday accepted two measures to help in case of a mass-casualty event or a public health emergency. The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi State Department of Health to accept an AmBus kit to convert a school bus into an ambulance […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s second human case of West Nile virus for 2014. The new reported case is in Newton County. In February, health officials reported a case in Hinds County. The state health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had […]

The blood-sucking mosquito is a nuisance, as well as a threat with the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus and cephalitis. June, July and August are prime months for mosquito activity. (PRNewsphoto/Orkin LLC)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Itchy, red welts from mosquito bites are a summertime tradition, and so is the city of Tupelo’s spray truck. Boyd Yarbrough, 60, grew up in the Joyner neighborhood, and he remembers hot nights when the blood-sucking insects were most active. “We called it the fog truck. It […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville took a big step forward in heart care with a small incision. The hospital was the first small rural hospital without a cardiology program to implant the Linq insertable cardiac monitor system on May 23. “It is important to the leadership of both Baptist […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – United Blood Services is partnering with the CREATE Foundation to assist with tornado relief. For each donor who gives blood between Thursday and Saturday, United Blood Services is donating $10 to the Northeast Mississippi Tornado Relief Fund. The Eason Boulevard blood donation center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]