1 new West Nile case confirmed in Hinds County

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s...

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Parents and young athletes need to follow smart hydration strategies in the wake of the tragic death of a Jackson Prep football player. “If your kids haven’t had problems, keep following a healthy diet and hydrating with water and sports drinks,” said Walt Wilkins, who leads the North Mississippi […]

JACKSON (AP) – State health officials are reporting a second death from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health said Tuesday the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also reported new human cases in Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest and Rankin counties. […]

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Runners get ready at the starting line for the 5K Glo Run Saturday night at Veterans Park as part of the Health and Wellness festival.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The city was glowing with health Saturday as the first Tupelo Health and Wellness Festival took over Veterans Park. More than 200 runners armed with glow sticks, decked out in neon shirts and speckled with day-glo paint streaked through the park after sunset. They were greeted by […]

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Breast cancer survivor Shondia McFadden-Sabari, executive director of Bold & Breastless and breast cancer survivor, shares her story during Saturday's 8th Annual Sisters Network Pink Ribbon Luncheon.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 350 Sisters Network supporters praised God and lifted up breast cancer survivors Saturday. “I thank God it didn’t take my life,” said keynote speaker and breast cancer survivor Shondia McFadden-Sabari. “It didn’t take my self-esteem.” Sabari, who had a bilateral mastectomy after being diagnosed with […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mobile Service Office of the Disabled American Veterans will be in north Mississippi next week to help area veterans with benefits. Two staffers will be in the mobile unit to help veterans file claims, fix problems with claims, fill out paperwork and answer questions. “It could be […]


Urinary incontinence is the unwanted and unplanned leakage or loss of urine. Urinary incontinence can be a debilitating condition that causes great emotional distress. Whether an individual suffers from a mild case of occasional incontinence or from a more severe condition, treatment can improve or resolve the illness. Urinary incontinence takes many forms, but the […]

Runners will be out in full force this fall in the region. (File photo)

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal There is power in running with other people. “The whole thing is staying motivated and having that accountability,” said Tupelo runner Carla Lane, who credits her running group that formed around Marathon Makeover three years ago with keeping her in stride. Even if you don’t have a regular group, […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo will take on a healthy glow Saturday. The first Tupelo Health and Wellness Festival will fill Veterans Park with a free, daylong festival dedicated to the gamut of healthy choices available in the Tupelo area. The festival will start at 10 a.m. and culminate in the […]

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North Mississippi Hematology and Oncology, including longtime oncology nurse Nan Francis, from left, oncologist Dr. Julian Hill and Nurse Practitioner Ashley Gilliland are joining forces with the NMMC oncology services, which are led by Beth Bryant.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A partnership between North Mississippi Medical Center and a Tupelo-based oncology practice will bring all of the outpatient oncology infusion services under one roof. North Mississippi Hematology and Oncology and its facility at Bridgepoint became an NMMC outpatient department effective Monday. “This exciting and innovative partnership will […]