By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Few things are more miserable than a little one with a big cold. Tiny noses get red and runny. Throats get scratchy. It’s hard for anyone in the house to get any sleep. When adults have the sniffles, there’s a huge range of the over-the-counter options to keep them […]

If you use tobacco, be a quitter because quitting is winning.According to the 2015 Mississippi Tobacco Data published by the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University, Mississippi ranks sixth nationwide in the prevalence of adult smokers. Smokers lose their lives on an average of 15 years earlier than nonsmokers. Despite all the education […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Mammograms may be the best first-line defense against breast cancer deaths in the medical arsenal, but they are increasingly under fire. Concerns about false positives and overtreatment have moved some groups to dial back recommendations about when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer. Tupelo radiologist […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal No matter what set of breast cancer screening guidelines they follow, most women will find themselves in front of a mammography unit sooner or later. And they don’t need to be afraid or embarrassed by the experience. “For some people it is uncomfortable, but it’s nothing unbearable,” said Sherry […]

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, which means it will continue to worsen over time. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to watch your carbohydrates closely in your diet or to be active. The better you adhere to your diet and get moving, the slower the progression will be. At the time of being […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen Maggie Mistilis knew her life was changing in December, 2008, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Everything changes when you hear you have cancer,” said Maggie, the wife of John Mistilis. “I just went into overdrive with all these emotions. Thank goodness John went with me to all my […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen Mae Stone will always remember October 13. Every year of her life it will now mean something different. Last year it was the day she had surgery for breast cancer. This month it was the one-year anniversary of her being cancer free. Three months prior to that date last year, […]

By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – After finding a knot in her breast last October, Ecru resident Ramona Hood made an appointment at the Ecru Medical Clinic. “At the clinic they told me it was indeed a knot and sent me to the breast care center in Tupelo.” A mammogram, ultrasound and four biopsies […]

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Having just wrapped up her final chemotherapy treatment last month, Fulton's Sylvia Chamblee said she doesn't even feel like a breast cancer survivor at this point. Feelings aside, it's a good place to be; she caught her cancer early and knocked it out before it could do any real damage.

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times “I’m not in ‘survivor mode’ just yet,” said Fulton breast cancer survivor Sylvia Chamblee. With her final chemotherapy treatment just a few weeks behind her, Chamblee said she’s still adjusting to the idea that she not only faced cancer, but beat it. “It has to be a little bit longer,” […]