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Monday, September 1, 2014

Dr. Keith Mansel

Health care reform begins – an interesting ride

Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)

When stroke strikes, time is of the essence

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about how and why strokes happen as well as giving warning signs and the proper reaction to those signs in the first part in a series about strokes. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)

An overview of asthma

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a closer look at asthma, giving readers information about its main characteristics, an experiment to show how asthma feels and methods of treatment. (June 10, 2010, Page 12)

Metabolic syndrome becoming more common

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about an issue that affects many in Lafayette County – metabolic syndrome. He discusses the problem of abdominal obesity, its characteristics, its potential dangers and treatment. (June 3, 2010, Page 12)

Shingles – Revenge of the chicken pox

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about shingles this week, nothing symptoms and treatments of the disease that strikes many more people than most of us think. (May 27, 2010, Page 12)

Medical history important part of diagnosis, treatment

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel explains some of the process of gathering information from patients during office visits and other meetings between doctors and patients to show how important that part of the visit is in helping come up with the proper treatment. (May 20, 2010, Page 12)

High blood pressure – diagnosis, evaluation, treatment

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at high blood pressure and what it means to those who have it or have a chance to get it. He looks at diagnosis, evaluation and forms of treatment for hypertension. (May 13, 2010, Page 8A)

Hypertension – taking a closer look at blood pressure

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about blood pressure issues in this week’s health column. He explains the issues involved with high blood pressure, causes, effects and potential problems. (April 29, 2010, Page 12)

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