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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Family to hold memorial fish fry in honor of organ donor

It’s been five years since Janis Parker lost her husband, John Robert Parker Sr., after his eight-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and a massive stroke.
Despite her loss, Janis is comforted knowing his death has helped others live.
On Saturday, friends and family will meet at Friends Park in Tula, a place Parker enjoyed visiting when he was alive. (June 3, 2010, Page 2)

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    Metabolic syndrome becoming more common

    Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about an issue that affects many in Lafayette County – metabolic syndrome. He discusses the problem of abdominal obesity, its characteristics, its potential dangers and treatment. (June 3, 2010, Page 12)

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      Shingles – Revenge of the chicken pox

      Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about shingles this week, nothing symptoms and treatments of the disease that strikes many more people than most of us think. (May 27, 2010, Page 12)

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        Medical history important part of diagnosis, treatment

        Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel explains some of the process of gathering information from patients during office visits and other meetings between doctors and patients to show how important that part of the visit is in helping come up with the proper treatment. (May 20, 2010, Page 12)

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          High blood pressure – diagnosis, evaluation, treatment

          Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at high blood pressure and what it means to those who have it or have a chance to get it. He looks at diagnosis, evaluation and forms of treatment for hypertension. (May 13, 2010, Page 8A)

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            Free prescription discount cards to be available Friday

            A free prescription discount card will be available beginning Friday at Oxford City Hall and other properties to any resident of the city. The National League of Cities has partnered with CVS Pharmacies to provide a 20 percent discount on any drugs not covered by insurance. (May 13, 2010, Page 8A)

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              Hypertension – taking a closer look at blood pressure

              Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about blood pressure issues in this week’s health column. He explains the issues involved with high blood pressure, causes, effects and potential problems. (April 29, 2010, Page 12)

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                City offers residents discount drug card

                The Oxford Board of Alderman has agreed to enter into a free prescription discount card program with the National League of Cities that offers a discount  on the retail costs of medications not covered by insurance. (April 15, 2010, Page 12)

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                  Walking to find a cure

                  People from all over Oxford and Mississippi came together Saturday to fight back in the battle to conquer Multiple Sclerosis with a walk at Lamar Park to raise money for a cure and assist those battling the disease. (March 29, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    H1N1 swine flu still lurking

                    The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the death of a Lafayette County child. It was the first death associated with the seasonal flu in Lafayette County since the flu season began in August. (March 22, 2010, Page 1)

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