By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves blasted Thursday’s 6-3 ruling by the United States Supreme Court that ensures as many as 100,000 Mississippians can continue to receive federal subsidies to help with the cost of their health insurance. The Supreme Court rejected the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Community health advocates and area hospital leaders say they are relieved that tax credit subsidies will stay in place, keeping health insurance accessible for an estimated 100,000 Mississippians who qualify. If the Supreme Court had found that subsidies shouldn’t be made available on the federal health insurance exchange, people […]

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable […]

Daily Journal reports BILOXI – Tippah County’s Walnut has earned the title of “Mississippi’s Healthiest Home Town” and a $50,000 grant. Oxford was also recognized on Wednesday, along with Morton and Kosciusko, by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation as part of its annual program to encourage cities around the state to take […]

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Bella Thorn completes the final obstacle of the race as she slides on a downhill slip 'n' slide as part of the Boerner Be Wild Health and Wellness Festival on Saturday.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Boerner Be Wild Festival on Saturday featured an obstacle course for children ages 12 and under for the first time, and it was as popular as the adult version it mimicked. The festival honors late North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center Director Hank Boerner. Hank died in […]

Family caregivers will have new standing when a new law goes into effect July 1. The federal Caregiver Act aims to keep family caregivers in the loop, especially when patients go home from the hospital. The Mississippi chapter of the AARP, along with the Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Mental […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Kiara Lavender learned how to do a back tuck in gymnastics class, and she wishes children with cancer could, too. That’s why she set up a lemonade stand on Saturday at Barnes Crossing Hyundai-Mazda as part of the nationwide Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser. “We can go out and […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Prostate cancer survivor Dick Guyton anticipates he’ll be taking care of business for a long time. The 75-year-old executive director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace will mark the one-year anniversary of completion of his cancer treatment next week. “It was scary, and it scared me,” Guyton said. But after […]

There are many different types of hernias we deal with in medicine, and especially surgery. As a general surgeon, one of the most common reasons I see patients is for abdominal wall hernia. An abdominal wall hernia is an area of weakness or tear in the muscles of the abdominal wall. The purpose of these […]