Doubling up on diabetes: Tupelo twins serve as advocates in Washington

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Drew and Cooper Edmondson won’t have to struggle for a topic on their back-to-school essays. The...

There are many different types of hernias we deal with in medicine, and especially surgery. As a general surgeon, one of the most common reasons I see patients is for abdominal wall hernia. An abdominal wall hernia is an area of weakness or tear in the muscles of the abdominal wall. The purpose of these […]


Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Monroe County officials are planning a Senior Day June 30 in Aberdeen to provide health screenings, discuss issues facing seniors and provide lunch. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Monroe County SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will host the event at American Legion Post 26 located at 523 Highway 145 […]

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TOO BIG: Jones, who is not quite 2, is too young for a seat belt positioning booster. The seat belt doesn't fit snugly across his shoulder, and the seat doesn't provide enough support for his young body.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The Goldilocks rule applies to more than chairs, bowls of porridge and beds. Making sure your child has just the right car seat, properly installed, is essential to keeping him or her safe in the event of a crash, said Pam Morris and Lindsey Beard, who are certified child […]

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder that decreases bone strength, thus placing an individual at an increased risk of fracture. The cause of osteoporosis could be age-related or due to lifestyle factors, diseases and certain medications. There are rare times that the cause is unknown. Certain factors put people at an increased likelihood of having […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – HealthWorks! can help kids off the couch and into fun this June and July. The children’s health education center in Tupelo is offering Kids in Motion, a fun group fitness class for kids ages 8 to 13 at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and 3 p.m. on Thursdays. […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal A Fulton family is hoping they can turn Internet connections into a wheelchair-accessible van. Five-year-old Eli Kent, who is paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator, currently has to ride on the floor of the family van. If they finish in the top 10 percent of online voting at, […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The 2015 Lee County Relay for Life will be rolling out the red carpet for cancer survivors and Tupelo’s favorite son. The annual festival that celebrates the work of volunteers on behalf of the American Cancer Society is taking inspiration from Elvis Presley’s movie career. The event will begin […]

Ergonomics is the science of adapting the job to the worker. Many aches, pains and injuries are preventable when ergonomic principles are applied. Use of ergonomics can make work more comfortable, efficient and safe. Incorporating ergonomics can occur several ways. One way is modification of the workplace itself to fit the worker better. Another is […]

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Cliff Wilson swims in one of the Tupelo Aquatic Center lanes. During each visit, Wilson swims more than a mile and has logged nearly 340 miles in the aquatic center since it opened in 2013.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal Clifford Wilson has been in competition with himself for the last 40 years. That’s when the now 80-year-old Tupelo resident started exercising regularly as a way to fend of some impending signs of old age. “When I was about 40, I had some instances where doing some mild activities became […]