By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Breast cancer patients have a new friend in Tupelo. Registered nurse Shelley Hamblin has become the first breast cancer navigator at North Mississippi Medical Center. “You serve as their cheerleader and liaison,” said Hamblin, who has served as a nursing professional for 24 years. “I follow them […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Though she is over a quarter century clean of the disease, cancer survivor Patricia Ellis still decks her yard out in pink in honor of breast cancer awareness each year. What’s more, the Tupelo native ranked as the fourth-highest individual donor to breast cancer research last year, helping to raise […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Allison Harris knows the power of perfectly placed sequins, decorations and colors. Harris decorates for all events for the Tupelo chapter of the Sisters Network, a nationwide organization for African-American breast cancer survivors. She’s not a breast cancer survivor herself, but she knows the importance of uplifting and […]

Daily Journal The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Calhoun County today. It is the third case of the mosquito-borne illness identified this year in Northeast Mississippi. In the state, there have been 43 cases confirmed and five deaths, including one in Lee County and one in Monroe […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Jerry Graham knows the value of second chances. The 50-year-old Plantersville man waited through four years of dialysis before receiving a kidney transplant last year. “I know it was a gift from God,” said Graham, who had his transplant surgery on Christmas Day. “I’m going to do […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Children’s health and education were the focus of nearly $56,000 in grants made through the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi donation program last week. CATCH Kids will receive $15,000 to help the community- and school-based clinics staffed by volunteer physicians and nurses provide medicine and dental care to children who […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Fighting breast cancer is a team sport. Radiologists screen women and read mammograms and ultrasounds. Surgeons remove the cancer. Pathologists evaluate and grade the cancer, medical and radiation oncologists develop and execute the treatment plan. Each specialist is backed up by an army of nurses and technicians. Since August […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The arrival of the Ebola virus on U.S. soil is serious, but the risk to the public is low, according to health officials. “Unless they are traveling to West Africa, the average Mississippian doesn’t need to be too concerned,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs. Public health officials have […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Breast cancer survivor Sheri Prentiss challenged women to fill their lives with love and inspiration. “There can be life, health and hope after breast cancer,” Prentiss told a crowd of women at the Girls’ Night Out hosted by the North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women Initiative […]