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 mobilityawarenessmonth.com, […]

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 […]

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 […]