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    Rea Lenz’s Story

    WHY I DID THIS It was all about my health. I am a nurse, all too aware of the negative health consequences of obesity, and I had been obese most of my adult life. I was starting to see changes in my annual labs where my blood sugars were rising and my triglycerides were elevated. […]

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    Compassionate care

    As a child, while watching doctors and nurses save her parent’s life, Lauren Pope decided what she wanted to do when she grew up. In 2001, Pope’s mother was diagnosed with an atrial-septal defect — a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart. She was sent to a specialist in […]

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    Top Doctors 2019

    Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” were determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., healthcare research and information company. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.   Allergy & Immunology James S. Holland, MD Memorial Physician Clinics Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Mark G. Murray, […]

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    Wisdom through the ages

    20’s SOFIA COOPER Student at the University of Mississippi “My twenties have shown me I need to form healthy habits now in order to carry them for the rest of my life. My teens were filled with home-cooked meals, dance practice and regular faith formation. All of these things are now entirely left to my […]

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    Beware of breast implant illness

    Tens of thousands of women nationwide have reported problems ranging from rashes and insomnia to mood swings and muscle weakness. For Trina Cuccia, breast implant illness — or BII — manifested as anxiety, depression, fatigue, thyroid issues and other debilitating conditions. Over time, the Diamondhead resident’s symptoms progressed to include joint pain, brain fog, hair […]

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    Love and medicine

    Doctors Mark and Allison Wall have a rare advantage in practicing medicine: a spouse who understands completely. “We both will work late evenings or early mornings, have restless nights worrying over patients and can appreciate what it’s like to carry that stress,” says Mark, a partner with GCI Radiology PLLC. “No marriage is easy, but […]

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