By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Something good started in New Jersey and radiated around the country and down into Mississippi. “We raised over $100,000 all together,” said Molly Cat Tannehill, a 10-year-old Oxford resident. The Miss America Organization decided to hold a national day of service, and that expanded into a national […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Time matters with strokes. Ignoring the symptoms – sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, trouble speaking or understanding speech, confusion or balance problems – can cost your brain its best chance to recover. “If you have stroke symptoms, the main thing is to get to […]

Tick bites are common in summer when we spend time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. Although there are several tick-borne illnesses, the risk is incredibly low, especially if you focus on preventing tick exposure and follow a few simple guidelines if you get bitten. First, wear appropriate clothing when you will be outdoors. Long pants […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal An 11-year-old Saltillo boy and the foundation created to honor his late father were front and center in Birmingham on Tuesday night. During the University of Alabama-Birmingham versus Samford baseball game, Bryson Burks and the Kidney Head Foundation were featured in a video created by UAB’s media department. As […]

Interesting statistics for Medical Malpractice from 2012. This chart has some very interesting information including the numbers of medical errors, the states with the most medical payouts, and demographic information pertaining to payouts. Via: Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is the excessive reflux or regurgitation of stomach contents into the esophagus causing symptoms and injury to the lining or mucosa of the esophagus. More than 38 million Americans have GERD, and 44 percent of Americans have heartburn at least once per month. Seven percent of Americans have daily symptoms. […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Rain or shine, there’s no escaping allergy season in Northeast Mississippi. “In this region, we’re so prone to having high pollen counts, it doesn’t matter what the weather does,” said Tupelo allergist Dr. Matt Oswalt. “The season tends to last longer.” Tupelo rainfall totals are running roughly two inches […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Amy Dickerson had only 19 years on this earth, but her legacy stretches to 27 states and two countries. “At last count, she helped 156 people,” said her mother Julie Dickerson of Nettleton, who has become an advocate for organ and tissue donation since her daughter was killed in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal When Robert Thames needed help to stay strong during his lung cancer treatment, friends he didn’t know he had already had taken a swing for him. The Belden man is one of hundreds of cancer patients who receive help from the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Patient Fund, which […]