My, my! We’ll have to put a rock on your head to keep you from growing so fast!” Because adults often don’t know what to say to young children, a child’s growth is a favorite default conversation topic. But how do you know if your child is growing as he or she should? Healthy growth […]

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Northeast Mississippi Community College will offer ROAR Health Camp for kids ages 8 to 12 July 21-23. The camp will be held at the Booneville campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include games, fun workouts, healthy snack choices, safety tips and healthy routines. The camp is offered as part of a Blue […]

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The Mississippi Board of Mental Health recognized outgoing member Rose Roberts for her dedication and service. Roberts, served as a social worker for the Mississippi Department of Public Welfare for 25 years, was appointed to the board by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2008 and served a seven-year term. “Her leadership and devotion to the needs […]

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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a Back to School Children’s Health Fair on Aug. 8. The event will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the lobby and at the walking track of the New Albany hospital. In addition to the United Way school supply and backpack distribution, there will be free screenings, […]

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The Blue Canoe will host “Laughs for Lungs” from 7-10 p.m. July 16. The event will feature three stand-up comedians, guest speakers and a silent auction. Entry fee is $5, and proceeds benefit the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Patient Fund. Performers will be Zach Bragg and Jason Connelly of Tupelo, and professional comedian TeeRay […]

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North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women will host “It’s a Stall World,” a free community program offered at 6 p.m. Aug. 6, at St. James Catholic Church Catholic Life Center in Tupelo. Dr. Jonathan Kalish, a board-certified urologist in Tupelo, will discuss overactive bladder and other disorders that can keep men and women of […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Don’t let mosquitoes crash your Fourth of July celebrations. There haven’t been any cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Mississippi so far this summer, but unfortunately the potentially fatal virus is well-established in the state. “Last year we had more than 40 cases and seven deaths,” […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Superheroes will reign, the West will get wild, the wet stuff will fly and Einsteins will be revealed. July summer camps, which start July 6, will be anything but boring at HealthWorks! Children’s Health Education Center in Tupelo. “One of our biggest goals is to create an […]

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Jordan Forshe, 8, gets to play a game of ring toss as one of the games put on by the Tupelo Junior Auxiliary to help teach health habits.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The newest crop of Junior Auxiliary members is doing its part to educate school children on the value of making healthy food choices. The nearly 15 members of this latest “class” presented their community service project, a large display outside the cafeteria reminding children of portion sizes allotted […]