March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. This year, approximately 140,000 new […]

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For incontinence patients who don't find relief from first line medications, Oxford urologist Dr. Land Renfroe has seen good results with bladder control therapy implant. It uses electrical signals to help work around the "gotta go" sensations.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Incontinence can be a loaded health issue. The problem with a leaky system might be physical, but it bleeds over into other areas of life. “It affects the quality of life along the lines of clinical depression,” said Oxford urologist Dr. Land Renfroe. Overactive bladder – also called urgency […]

The concept of vaccination has been one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine and has prevented millions of illnesses, saved millions of lives and millions of dollars. Despite these advances, millions of adults go unvaccinated each year, which places them at risk for vaccine-preventable illness, complications and even death. Common adult vaccines include the […]

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Robert Porter has counted Mended Hearts as part of his post-heart surgery regimen.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The ranks of heart surgery survivors are growing exponentially. “Survival has improved dramatically,” for both open heart surgery or minimally invasive catheter procedures, said Tupelo cardiologist Dr. Barry Bertolet. Heart disease patients can often look forward to years of good health, if they take care of themselves. “Technology can […]

Regardless of your age or health status, it’s never too late to make better choices. Today I invite you to start a new life resolution. All you need is a goal, a plan and the desire to live better. The American Heart Association’s free Life Check Assessment at can help figure out your starting […]

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Bella Bailey, 5, tries on her wizard hat.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – To celebrate six years in business, HealthWorks! threw itself a magical birthday party Saturday and invited everyone. And with admission free for the party, the health education center in Tupelo was packed with kids of all ages. James Hubbard of Tupelo brought his two small children but soon […]

JACKSON (AP) – State health officials say Mississippi is now the first in the nation to have a third statewide system of care in place to help save the lives of trauma and stroke victims. Jim Craig, director of health protection for the state Department of Health, says in a news release that hospitals can […]

Sick children in Northeast Mississippi have a new friend in the hospital. As part of a collaboration with University of Mississippi Medical Center, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Jana Sperka is now taking care of young patients at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. She joins pediatric endocrinologist Jessica Lilley and pediatric cardiologist Salwa Gendi as the […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Women age 40 and older may receive a free screening mammogram at the BelkGives On the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Free appointments are available at the mobile mammography unit at the Southgate Shopping Center where the Corinth Belk store is located, between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 and […]