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Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Autism Awareness Month

    Staff Writer Melanie Addington tells her family’s story of Asperger’s Disorder as she tries to increase awareness of, and information about, Asperger’s and autism during the month dedicated to the conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Public health: A positive return on investment

      Mississippi Public Health Association Executive Director Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill writes a guest column to remind all that April 1-7 is National Public Health Week and to point out the value of a strong public health system to the community as a whole. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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        Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

        Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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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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