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October 30, 2011

The best way to beat cancer is prevention, and to prevent health issues, yearly exams are vital. Women across the nation need to be screened for breast and cervical cancer yearly. 

 

The best way to beat cancer is prevention, and to prevent health issues, yearly exams are vital. Women across the nation need to be screened for breast and cervical cancer yearly. 

Between 1999 and 2010 in Mississippi, more than 31,000 black women were screened for breast and cervical cancer, according to the Mississippi Department of Health. Since 2007, the number of death rates among races has varied, but there has been a noticeable decrease in the number of cervical cancer deaths of black women.

October 23, 2011

Be sure to take extra caution when driving to work or campus Wednesday morning, as the sidewalks become cluttered with elementary- and middle-school children walking to school.

The Oxford School District, in association with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the city of Oxford, the Lafayette-Oxford-University Pathways Commission and the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, is providing a “Safe Route to School” every Wednesday to help promote healthy alternatives to automobile transportation.