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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Good Health

Gastroesophageal reflux — how it happens and treatment options

Guest columnist Dr. Keith Mansel discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in this week’s Good Health section. (October 21, 2010, Page 14)

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    Health care reform begins – an interesting ride

    Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)

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      Flu immunization: What should I do?

      Oxford EAGLE columnist, Dr. Shaun Helmhout, gives sound advice about the upcoming flu season. Her warning –  don’t  let your guard down now that the CDC has declared the H1N1 pandemic over. (September 9, 2010, Page 12)

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        Getting to know hereditary hemochromatosis

        This week, Dr. Keith Mansel writes about a topic unfamiliar to many – an illness first described in 1872 and in 1917 was linked to abnormal iron absorption by the body. For more information go to www.hemochromatosis.org (August 19, 2010, Page 5)

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          What is the science behind a reasonable diet?

          Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel tackles diets and some of the studies and what they show about the best way to diet. Mansel breaks down the diet into detail with different kinds of foods, and looks at the recommendations. (August 12, 2010, Page 14A)

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            Teenagers need back-to-school shots, too

            Good Health columnist, Dr. Shaun Helmhout, discusses newly developed vaccines to protect your teen. (August 5, 2010, Page 14)

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              Heart attack – types, causes and treatments

              In this weeks Good Health column, Dr. Keith Mansel discusses advancements in the treatment of coronary heart disease. (July 29, 2010, Page 12)

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                Prostate cancer screening

                Trying to sift through medical literature can be overwhelming. Oxford Eagle columnist Dr. Keith Mansel reviews new screening tests and risk factors on one of the most commonly occuring cancers in American men. (July 22, 2010, Page 12A)

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                  Protect newborns from whooping cough by first protecting yourself

                  Keeping yourself well and being aware of on-going cold symptoms can protect your newborn from illness. Guest columnist Dr. Shaun Helmhaut discusses the dangers of a whooping cough epidemic to the unimmunized. (July 15, 2010, Page 12)

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                    When stroke strikes, time is of the essence

                    Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about how and why strokes happen as well as giving warning signs and the proper reaction to those signs in the first part in a series about strokes. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)

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