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Medical Ministries Clinic important community partner

Dr. Travis Yates writes about he Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic in a “Your Turn” column, noting its importance to the community and the importance of local assistance and contributions to keep its work going. (May 13, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Take any, and all, precautions with the flu

    Editor Don Whitten urged readers, last fall, to get their flu shots. Now, back at work after an entended bout with the flu — that wasn’t stopped by his shot — he writes about taking any and all efforts to ward off the illness. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Dealing with flu, colds, sinus issues, et cetera

      Whether it’s the recent cold spell, the restart for schools or some other reason, the LOU community is being hit hard by illness. We encourage all to take care of themselves and avoid spreading the problems to others. (January 14, 2015, Page 4)

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        New hospital important in so many ways

        The groundbreaking for the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi facility signals the start of one of the large economic developments in the area’s history. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the cooperative effort of local leaders and Baptist Hospital officials, and all that has accomplished for the area. (November 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Worry about Ebola, but take action against the flu

          Ebola is certainly a concern these days, but not so much in America as the annual onset of the flu. Editor Don Whitten writes about how to protect against the flu and encourages all to consider getting their flu shot soon. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Still trying to figure out Affordable Care Act

            Most folks believe all deserve affordable health care, and most want and hope that the Affordable Care Act works. Editor Don Whitten sees some good things about the national program but still wonders about its viability in light of recent suggestions that many workers may opt to work less or retire early because they can get cheaper healthcare that must be subsidized somewhere. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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              Our patients cannot afford Obamacare

              Dr. Jim Rayner of the board of the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic writes a guest column pointing out the realities of costs for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and how it affects patients at the clinic. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jeff Justis writes to say that a recent letter by Jack Dunbar should be required reading for all concerning Obamacare and the cost of health care. (October 16, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jack Dunbar writes to say that Obamacare isn’t socialism, but rather fair play by requiring those now receiving uninsured health care services to pay their fair share. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

                    Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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