With experts predicting a radioactive plume coming from Japan could hit the west coast of the U.S. by Friday, locals here in Oxford are looking to stock up on potassium iodide pills, which have been show to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after exposure to radiation. (March 17, 2011, Page 1)
Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.
But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)
Kaylee Merritt, 16, is a second year student in the Allied Health program which is offered to students from Oxford and Lafayette high schools. Once a week for six weeks, the students shadow at local health-related businesses or clinics. They also attend class once a week for about an hour and a half. The course is taught by Sandi Allen, a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Last week she shadowed at Klepzig Pharmacy. (November 19, 2010, Page 1B)