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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Good Health

Communicare launches new therapy options

Oxford-Lafayette Communicare has remodeled, revamped and is now implementing new therapies for citizens to use in the healing process. The group also now accepts insurance. (September 14, 2014, Page 6A)

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    More Mississippi farmers’ markets accept EBT cards and vouchers

    Some Mississippi farmers’ markets are trying to make locally grown food accessible to all by accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and food vouchers from recipients of governmental assistance programs.

    Two are in Oxford. The Oxford City Market and the Midtown Farmers’ Market are both equipped to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT cards. (August 8, 2014, Page 1)

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      Hospital offers new abdominal technology

      Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi is the first in the north Mississippi and Memphis metropolitan area to offer surgery using the Endo Wrist Stapler with the da Vinci robotics system. (March 24, 2014, Page 1A)

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        UM program aims to enrich daily life

        The Psychological Services Center at Ole Miss invites members of the community to participate in an eight-week program that focuses on mindfulness and strengths. (February 14, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Local doctor specializes in new procedure

          Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is one of the first hospitals in the region to perform a new procedure using the new Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomny System. (January 9, 2014, Page 12)

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            OSD food program wins challenge

            The Good Food for Oxford Schools program recently won the TEDxManhattan challenge with more than 2,700 votes. GFOS coordinator, Sunny Young, will speak in the next conference in California in March about the Oxford schools program. (December 19, 2013, Page 1A)

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              Health grants available for children

              United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is offering medical grants to families with medical expenses for children under 16 that are not covered by commercial insurance. To apply, visit wwww.uhccf.org. (June 29, 2012, Page 5A)

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                Health expo for those 50+ on Thursday

                RSVP, Baptist Memorial Hospital and other senior organizations have come together to hold the 50+ Health and Wellness Expo from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center. Featured guests include Jackson chef Luis Bruno and IRS investigator Ashley Allen who do a self-defense demonstration. Entertainment will be provided by jazz/blues singer Effie Burt. (April 11, 2012, Page 3)

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                  Health effort begins Monday

                  Thanks to the a new community health initiative, Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., expert advice and support is free for those who wish to make 2011 the year they start living a healthier lifestyle.

                  The five-month program begins with a registration session Monday through Wednesday at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex any time between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. during these three days to record their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure to establish their starting point. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Ready to get in shape?

                    Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is partnering with the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County and the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce to hold the hands of those trying to improve their health and lifestyles during the Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. campaign that’s set to kicked off the first week of the new year.

                    The five-month program begins with a registration session that will be held Jan. 3 – 5 at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex at their convenience to record their weight, height, body mass index and blood pressure to establish their starting point.

                    To learn more about Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U, visit the program on Facebook or call 232-8788. (December 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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