In June 2013, the American Medical News published an article titled, “Serious work put into making primary care fun again.” With an anticipated serious shortage of primary care physicians over the next 20 years, the article addressed how to improve the lot of primary care providers, stating in part:

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Have you noticed how beautiful Beaumont is becoming? The esplanade down Calder, the new lighting and the impressive user-friendly driveways into businesses in that area are just wonderful. One of the crown jewels in the city’s beautification is the Maree Calcote Greenway on Phelan Boulevard and Kennedy Street. The fragrant roses are a showpiece project of Beautify Beaumont.

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Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, in conjunction with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, is offering free prostate screenings Saturday, June 15, at Julie and Ben Rogers Cancer Institute, 3555 Stagg Drive in Beaumont; and Saturday, June 22, at Baptist Hospital, 608 Strickland Drive, in Orange.

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While June is most notably associated with celebrating fathers, the month is also aptly denoted as National Men’s Health Month. This nationally recognized initiative promotes awareness about preventative healthcare practices, advocating early detection and treatment of diseases that most commonly affect males.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, with more than 2 million survivors in the United States.

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Odom Academy teacher Will Humber and his crew of middle school students grow org

Will Humber and his crew of students from Odom Academy are trying to make Beaumonters happier and healthier with organic fruits and vegetables grown in the school’s very own environmentally safe garden. The group celebrated the grand opening of the Odom’s Organics Produce Market on Thursday, June 6, at the store located on the Odom Middle School campus at 2550 West Virginia St. According to Humber, the store sells delicious and nutritious produce for reasonable prices.

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