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Ask Dr. Swiner: Update on preventive care
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with the congregation of Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church last weekend. They held a health conference on cancer prevention and detection, and we had a wonderful and informative time. I primarily focused on the new recommendations on screening for the most common cancers that affect Americans, and
Be vigilant when caring for elderly relative
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
There is good news for the estimated 66 million Americans who have become a caregiver for a loved one and the 43.5 million of those who provide care to someone over the age of 50. While the role can be daunting, with access to the right information and resources, it is possible to make the responsibilities – and the stress that can accompany them
Ask Dr. Swiner
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I was going to title this “Whooping cough is back and it’s our fault,” but I thought I’d take a more gentler, softer approach. As most of us know, adults should have our tetanus (sometimes abbreviated Td or Tdap) shot updated every 10 years. We get it when we have a cut, a laceration or injury, or if we haven’t had one in 10

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Disciple-making vision spreading

JACKSON, Miss. – Chris McNairy is spreading his vision for making disciples in Mississippi

Mediation phase begins for HBCU lawsuit

On Oct. 7, 2013, United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake delivered an unambiguous