Category Archives: Health & Medical

Nachman Elementary Families Participate in “Walk Night”

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Families of students at Nachman Elementary get off their couches and take a hike, sort of.
2 physical education teachers late yesterday organized the Nachman Walk Night. Parents and students were invited for the hour-plus walk on the school campus.
Margaret Laborde and Rebecca Cook say the event was planned to promote family fitness and togetherness.
KLAX ABC [...]

New Doctor in Town Makes House Calls

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Remember when doctors made house calls? Well, one is back.
Today, the Chamber Red Coats helped Doctor Dana Mays announce her Yapha Physician Services, which means she goes to you and not the other way around.
Since she doesn’t have an office, the ceremony was held at the Chamber office in Downtown Alexandria.
Doctor Mays runs a retainer-based [...]

Rapides Regional Presents ER Expansion Plans

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An expansion of the emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center is planned.
Today, staff members described what is happening and when.

Rapides Regional, along with Cabrini, has taken over the services once provided by Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Volunteers Working Hard on Cenla Race for the Cure

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The Komen Race for the Cure is less than two months away, and volunteers are working hard. The Cenla Race for the Cure Committee meets to recruit and inform new volunteers about the race. It’s October 11th in Downtown Alexandria.
These volunteers say Louisiana is at the top of the list for mortality from breast cancer. [...]

Mobile Pantry Teaches Residents Healthy Cooking

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It’s a little like the book mobile, but it carries food. The Mobile Pantry Program will serve rural areas.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana showed off its nutrition on wheels. It will be used in the under-served areas of Central Louisiana to provide food and information for healthy eating.

The Mobile Pantry is provided by grants [...]

New Farmer’s Market to Open In Boyce

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A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ affairs David LaCerte is holding a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state.
Last night he was at the VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Alexandria. This afternoon he was in Grant and Winn Parishes.
He says [...]

Health Officer: Vaccines Required for Kids to Attend School

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Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.

More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14

Rapides After Hours Hosts Chamber of Commerce

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The Rapides After Hours Urgent Care hosts a morning coffee and breakfast for Chamber members this morning. This is an extension of Urgent Care now at 38 hundred Jackson Street Extension, across from MacArthur Village.
Members toured the facility, and Chamber Red Coats cut the ribbon to officially open this new site.
It’s open Monday through Friday [...]

State Warns of Flesh Eating Bacteria

The state is warning fishermen about dangers from flesh eating bacteria. Kari Beal of KATC in Lafayette has more about the symptoms of this infection and how you can protect yourself.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

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