Daily Journal Longtime Tupelo internist Dr. Eugene Murphey III has retired after 64 years of service to the community. Murphey came to Tupelo in 1950, after completing his medical education in New Orleans and serving in the U.S. Army. He continued to see patients until December, well past his 93rd birthday. He officially retired on […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth soon will offer medical support to people without health insurance or the ability to pay at the Living Healthy Free Medical Clinic. Services will be offered starting March 22 at the community facility operated by the Easom Outreach Foundation that formerly housed South Corinth Elementary […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Four Northeast Mississippi health care facilities have been selected to participate in a telemedicine grant through University of Mississippi Medical Center. Calhoun County Medical Clinic in Calhoun City, Trace Regional Medical Center in Houston, NMMC-Pontotoc and NMMC-Iuka each will receive a telemedicine cart that will allow health care providers […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Sanctuary Hospice House’s executive director, Linda Gholston, has announced her retirement effective this summer. The Sanctuary board made the announcement Thursday. Gholston has led the nonprofit hospice program since January 2005. The west Tupelo facility accepted its first patient in November 2005 and has since served more than 2,100 patients, as […]

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Gastroentereologists like Dr. Steve Amann of Tupelo are encouraging people to get screened for colorectal cancer. Colonoscopies, considered the gold standard for screening, can identify and remove polyps like those on the screen behind Amann before they have the opportunity to grow into cancer.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Colon cancer has Mississippi’s number. Mississippians are dying at the highest rates in the country from colorectal cancer – 23.7 deaths per 100,000 population. The national rate is 18.7 deaths per capita according to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control. The numbers are eye-opening, even […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s Health on a Shelf has gotten noticed by the big leagues. The program created by the Healthy Tupelo task force in 2011 was highlighted in a research brief put out last month by the National League of Cities Sustainable Cities Institute. “It’s an affirmation,” of the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – If a new device to help reduce stroke risk gains FDA approval later this year, three Northeast Mississippians will share in the success. Tupelo cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Jim Stone, Cardiology of North Mississippi research nurse Marsha Jones and patient Patrick Clemens of Amory testified before an FDA […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi children’s health advocates are encouraged by signs that obesity is declining in toddlers and preschoolers. In a report published online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that obesity among children ages 2 to 5 dropped – to 8 percent, from 14 percent […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A year-long partnership between the March of Dimes and North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital couldn’t have yielded any better results. As part of a national initiative to reduce medically unnecessary early deliveries, the Tupelo hospital reported the number of elective deliveries before 39 weeks gestation dropped […]