Category Archives: Health & Medical

“Well Ahead” Program Unveiled Today

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A new program is unveiled to help the people of Louisiana make healthier choices. It’s called “Well Ahead” and it’s being led by the Central Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition and nearly everybody can get involved. If you represent childcare centers, hospitals, restaurants, work places, colleges or universities, then this is for you.

The program covers a [...]

Ride For Your Life Aims to Raise Motorcycle Awareness

The “Ride For Your Life” is Saturday to help raise motorist awareness of bikers on the road. It’s sponsored by the Fallen Riders Foundation and Southern Steel.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at AmVets, Post 7 on England Drive.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

Avoyelles Head Start Classes Celebrate Food

Head Start classes in Avoyelles Parish are celebrating food.
All week classes are taught by the Southern Ag Center about eating real. This is an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Today, the group from Jack and Jill Head Start learns the art of eating real.

Friday is officially food day. [...]

State Police Sponsor Child Safety Seat Demonstration

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State Police sponsor another child safety seat demonstration. Today’s event was held at the Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Three of every four seats are not properly installed. Troopers and technicians are sponsoring these events throughout the state to help parents save lives.
There will be future demonstrations if you missed this one. Troopers say these instructions are [...]

Victim Speaks Out at Heroin Summit

There is a resurgence of heroin in Louisiana and it has law enforcement officials trying to figure out what to do. Troy Gaulden of WBRZ in Baton Rouge went to a summit on the problem and heard from one victim of this deadly drug.

According to officials, the Louisiana Legislature recently stiffened penalties for heroin distribution.
KLAX [...]

Help with Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

The Marketplace helps uninsured people get health coverage. You can generally only buy Marketplace Health insurance during the yearly Open Enrollment Period. Get started now at Healthcare.gov.
For free and confidential help call: Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana, Central LA Area Health Education Center
(318) 443-2855
By Appointment Only

State Troopers Help with Safety Seat Check

A child safety-seat check will be held tomorrow at Rapides Regional Medical Center. State Troopers say the understanding when dealing with safety seats and children is a lifesaver.

The child safety seat check is from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/14

Local Medical Personnel Attend Trauma Symposium

Local medical experts are doing their best to brace for any potential Ebola scares.
A trauma symposium is held today in Pineville and sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. We asked a participant how the new Ebola scare figures into their training.

Doctors from Atlanta and Minnesota make presentations at the daylong educational conference.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Girl with Cancer Gets Surprise Visit from Unicorn

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A young girl in Baton Rouge gets a very special visitor this week.
This is five-year-old “Lilie” and she is celebrating a big milestone in her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Lilie just finished up her chemotherapy so she was surprised with a unicorn ride.
Lilie’s mother expressed how much this meant to her and her daughter.

Lilie has [...]

OGB Hold Meeting to Prep State Workers for Sign-Up Period

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Louisiana state employees, including teachers, are in a limbo right now. Officials with the Office of Group Benefits acknowledge there’s a lot of confusion and frustration during the sign-up period for health care.
Meetings are being held all over the state for active and retired workers. This one is held in Pineville.

The regular sign-up period is [...]

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