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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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          In the midst of a remarkable revival

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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            There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

            Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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              The triangular negotiating table

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the ongoing negotiations and work on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new hospital to be built by Baptist, offering his take on different parts of the agreement and where he thinks things could be headed with local health care. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                Urgent Care opens in Oxford

                A seven day medical clinic has opened at the site of the former Movie Gallery on University Avenue that focuses on affordable health care. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)

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                  Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Glad to be living in the 21st century

                    Sinus infections and colds are one thing; pneumonia is a completely different animal. Editor Don Whitten talks about dealing with the illness that, he points out, would have killed his grandparents and put his parents in the hospital. With modern medicine and the good health care we have in the 21st century, however, it can be dealt with. (March 14, 2011, Page 4)

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