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BarBershop talk I Unique program encourages African-American men to get to the doctor for important screenings nside local barbershops, you expect to see haircuts and shaves, and hear much about sports and politics. But one topic that consistently gets overlooked is health, says Toy McKinney of Tupelo. McKinney owns McKinney’s Hair Fashion in Tupelo and is one of the champions of Barbershop Talk, a program conducted by the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Center that promotes prostate and colon cancer screenings in African-American men. Diagnosis and death rates from prostate and colon cancers are higher among African-American men than any other population group. Barbershop Talk uses a common gathering place, the barbershop, as a venue for education on the importance of cancer screenings. Participating barbers are educated on these screenings and given all 54 Vim & Vigor • Sum m er 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Big Gifts Come in Small Packages
A Voice of Experience
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
Point, Click, Discover
Ready to Serve
A Unique Kind of Doctor
Barbershop Talk
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi