JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2014. The new reported cases are in Adams and Rankin counties. So far this year, West Nile cases have been reported in Adams (1), Hinds (1), Newton (1) and Rankin (2) counties. The Department of […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Electronic cigarettes are sparking a lot of debate. People who inhale the vaporized nicotine say they’ve been able to quit combustible cigarettes and are reaping significant health benefits. Jo Escher of Baldwyn credits vaping with helping her kick a 43-year smoking habit and allowing her to control her asthma. […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s third human case of West Nile virus for 2014 and the fifth case of chikungunya virus. The new reported West Nile case is in Rankin County. Earlier, health officials reported cases in Newton and Hinds counties. The state health department only reports […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo will celebrate healthy fun with a festival Aug. 23. The Tupelo Health and Wellness Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park and culminate with a Glo Run after sunset. The Healthy Tupelo Task Force organized a day-long festival where people can sample the gamut […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Dr. Wayne Slocum will put himself on the line Aug. 12 for the Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic. The Tupelo obstetrician-gynecologist will be the guest of honor at the clinic’s 12th annual roast and toast. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at The Summit in Tupelo. “It’s […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Across Northeast Mississippi, patient portals are opening online access to doctors and hospitals. “We do everything online, book airline tickets, paying bills,” said Tupelo family physician Dr. Brad Crosswhite, who helped pilot the North Mississippi Medical Clinic portal in 2012. “Why not handle medicine the same way?” The secure, […]

Menopause might not be something every woman thinks about all the time, but every woman who is throwing off the covers from hot flashes is certainly thinking about it. Doctors define menopause as the natural stopping of the menstrual cycle for one year, and it usually happens around age 50. The time after the menses […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Runners and walkers will be the light in the dark Friday for the Women First Resource Center. For the third year in a row, the Tupelo Running Club will hold Nightcrawler 5K at Ballard Park to benefit the Tupelo-based resource center created to support breast cancer survivors […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred […]