CHARLES LECKIE

Lions, tigers and bears aren’t the only creatures that can pose a health threat to humans and pets. Whether in “spooky” forests, (like those encountered by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”), or in our lawns, gardens and homes, mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks carry threats ranging from nuisance rashes to secondary infections and deadly diseases. […]

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Robert Isby uses his sallow to guide a virtual kangaroo through coin gathering during a session with speech language pathologist Lora Claire Dickerson at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The new technology helps people with dyshagia like Isby work toward regaining the ability to eat and drink normally.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Virtual balloons and kangaroos helped Robert Isby enjoy cake on his 66th birthday. The Tupelo man had to rely on a feeding tube when he arrived at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in December. To retrain the muscles in his throat to swallow correctly, he and his […]

American Cancer Society volunteers will host a pair of events on Aug. 6 at The Summit in Tupelo. The annual Stick a Fork in Cancer dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, and will include dinner, live music, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets for the dinner are limited and must be purchased […]

A Family Navigation support group is being offered by New Creations Counseling in Tupelo. The group is free and open to anyone who has a loved one battling addiction. The group will meet at New Creations Counseling, 100 Court St., at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Licensed personal counselor David Carpenter will serve as the facilitator of […]

The Families in Transformation program for children is set to begin a new session Aug. 15. The program is designed to help children 6 to 12 and their parents or guardians build a healthy life. The program runs from Aug. 15 to Oct. 6. It includes one weekly nutrition program both children and parents attend […]

TUPELO – Judi Beth McMillen of Mantachie, a recent Itawamba Community College graduate and a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Created in 2007, rural physician scholarship program identifies college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and […]

TUPELO – Students from around the region are preparing for nursing careers at the North Mississippi Medical Center Nurse Mentorship Academy. The students have completed eight weeks of classes and will go through 80 hours of training to prepare to take the exam for certified nursing assistants. This year’s class includes: Baileigh Cobb, Myrtle; Meridith […]

I am sure all of us have some memory from childhood of being shown how to do something for the first time. It may have been the first time we helped our mother stir cake batter or roll out cookie dough. It may have been the first time we had to hammer a nail or […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal In a hyper multi-tasking world where sleep-deprived parents are divided between work and home, the unthinkable happens about 37 times a year. A child dies from heat stroke in a car. It’s already happened in Mississippi twice and 16 times across the country this year. In some cases, the […]