By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The stores aren’t the only places attracting holiday crowds. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists say they are seeing a run on the flu. NMMC West Tupelo Medical Clinic had patients lined up out the door waiting for the clinic to open late Sunday morning. “There’s a lot more cases of […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Every year, New Year’s resolutions are bright, shiny and full of hope on Jan. 1. But for many folks, they are forgotten by Feb. 1. “Typically, people pick out several things and don’t finish any of them,” said Russell Chumley, a licensed professional counselor at NMMC Behavioral Health. Making […]

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The news that 2-year-old Magnolia Jane shows no evidence of cancer she has been battling since April is all Amanda and Will Reed wanted for Christmas. They look forward to celebrating the holidays with baby Juniper and the rest of their family.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – With grateful hearts, Will and Amanda Reed will celebrate Christmas with their two daughters, Magnolia Jane and Juniper. The best gift of the season for the Tupelo family came Friday when doctors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found no evidence of the cancer that 2-year-old Magnolia […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Before the presents are unwrapped, United Blood Services is hoping donors will consider sharing the gift of life. “We’ve seen an increased need in the last 10 days,” said Lee Hartmann, United Blood Services regional director for field operations. Donations are off the expected pace because of […]

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Dancers with North Mississippi Dance Centre perform to Waltz of the Flowers during Sunday's Hope for the Holidays fundraiser for St. Jude at the Lyric Theater.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds packed the Lyric Theater downtown on Sunday as North Mississippi Dance Centre presented its second-annual “Hope for the Holidays” recital, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students of the dance centre and Tupelo’s Civic Ballet have participated in learning extra choreography and attending added weekend rehearsals […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Autism Center of North Mississippi is closing in on the goal for its first capital campaign. The campaign, which began in October, has raised $19,000 of its $30,000. “TRI and Renasant are our biggest donors so far,” said Brittany Cuevas, director of business development and administration […]

While the holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year, it can also be a time of tragedy. USA Today stated recently the most dangerous holiday times were the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day along with the Fourth of July, with the Fourth of July being the deadliest. Mississippi […]

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Flu viruses are notoriously hard to target, and this year's vaccine has turned out to be slightly off target. But even though it's not a perfect match, the vaccine should provide protection, lessening the severity of the illness.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal This year’s flu shot isn’t a perfect match, but it’s still worth the stick, according to public health officials. “There is a benefit to decreasing the severity of the illness,” said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi state epidemiologist. Last week, the Centers for Disease control announced tests had determined the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tree of Life Free Clinic has begun work to provide more shelter for its patients. Demolition began this week to create an open-air pavilion in front of the West Main Street building where the all-volunteer mission clinic provides medical and basic dental care twice a month. […]