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Letters to the Editor

Deirdre Cooper Owens writes to urge state legislators to expand the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid, a move she says will help the state economically as well as in health care. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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    State among best in emergency preparation

    A report last week showed that Mississippi ranks among the top states in the country in preparation for emergencies. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised since Mississippians have long handled and responded to many of those situations. (December 26, 2012, Page 4)

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      Living at the mercy of medicine and man

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson, in light of the fungal meningitis outbreak because of contaminated meds, writes about the faith that most of us have in man and medicine. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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        Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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          Cancer Center a blessing for the community

          Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of the Oxford Cancer Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. He looks into how it was created and gives details of his personal involvement with the center and how it helps so many in the community. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Former Miss. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove writes to say that we need to look into all of the facts before a decision is made about managing health care in the state and dealing with the Affordable Care Act. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Dr. Philip Loria writes in response to a recent letter to the editor, citing personal experiences and knowledge of patients being able to receive different medical care in the United States than they would in other countries. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                Yalobusha hospital opens new facility

                The Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home in Water Valley will not only celebrate the opening of its new facility in the physical therapy department on Sunday, but it will also observe its 50 years of providing medical services to the city, county and surrounding area. (more…) (January 27, 2012, Page 2A)

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                  School attendance incentives change

                  Years ago, the incentive to go to school was what you’d face if you stayed at home. Now, Editor Don Whitten points out, the incentives include meals, tickets and, yes, cold hard cash. (January 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Ablation!

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of God’s creations (good food, fish, salads, et cetera) and Satan’s responses (sugary snacks, pastries, salad dressing, et cetera) after a recent visit to his doctor discussing another of God’s wonderful creations – doctors who can perform ablation. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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