By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Monica Sorrell and her family had no clue what drove the disappearance of her daughter Ebonee Sanders. For three weeks in 2010, the 30-year-old Corinth woman was gone, and her family had no keys to unlock the mystery. The real-life culprit turned out to be multiple sclerosis. Unraveling the […]

Breast cancer – two words no woman wants to hear from her doctor. Unfortunately, about 12 percent (one in eight women) will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2015, it is estimated that more than 230,000 new invasive breast cancers and over 60,000 new non-invasive breast cancers will be diagnosed in the U.S. […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Library plans to amp up its promotion of health and poetry in the upcoming months with a series of informative displays and a visit from a Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. To promote a healthier lifestyle, Lee County Library will display two retractable panels each month […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The $25,000 grant that the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation presented to city leaders Thursday will help enhance fitness in hundreds of area residents, but one of the first will be Mayor George “Pat” Patterson. The check is a reward for Oxford’s designation as a […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Pink Heals brought its colorful fire trucks to Tupelo on Friday. Cancer survivors and medical professionals added their names to a bright pink fire truck named Karen during two stops at North Mississippi Medical Center. Although pink is closely associated with breast cancer, the national organization has […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Suicide casts deep shadows. A sense of hopelessness can be suffocating for those contemplating suicide. The families and friends left behind when someone completes suicide often feel isolated in their grief. Organizers of the Sept. 26 Out of the Darkness Walk in Tupelo want them to feel they can […]

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that if not detected and treated early can spread and cause death. Melanoma makes up only 2 percent of skin cancers but is the leading cause of death from skin cancer. The incidence of melanoma has been on the rise for the past 30 years, and it is […]

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Fairpark Grill server Teresa McMillen, left, and Komen celebrity waiter and Realtor Keith Henley talk with customer Susan Hurleigh of Tupelo during the Tuesday night fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Dr. Susan Shamburger usually fights breast cancer by pouring over mammograms. Tuesday night, the Tupelo radiologist who specializes in breast imaging tied on an apron at the Fairpark Grill for Celebrity Wait Night benefiting Susan G. Komen North Mississippi. “I wanted to raise money for the Race […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Fairpark Grill will be serving up the pink on Tuesday. The annual Celebrity Wait Night officially kicks off the countdown to the Oct. 24 Susan G. Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., North Mississippi celebrities will be lending their service […]