Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]
[ October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013. ] Throughout October: Free T-shirts and cupcakes for a mammogram screening. In recognition of October as national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every woman who completes a screening mammogram at Rapides Regional Medical Center during October will receive a free “My mammogram was a piece-a-cake!” T-shirt and a coupon for a free cupcake from Piece-A-Cake bakery in [...]
Brush and floss twice a day and your dentist loves you, but could it be decreasing your risk of cancer as well? Here’s ABC’s Senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson, with the story.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/13
If your child says their stomach hurts that could be a warning sign for future mental health problems. With tonight’s Medical Minute, here’s ABC’s senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/13
Allergies are on the rise in children, but we don’t know why. Now, new research suggests that the way your baby is born may have something to do with it.
Here’s ABC’s Senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13
They’re trying to save Huey Long Hospital. Now, one local group is questioning the latest plans for providing health insurance for the uninsured.
It looks as though there will be a public-private partnership between Cabrini and Rapides Regional. That partnership would provide bed space, but out-patient cases will be handled by community clinics.
The group held a [...]
[ August 12, 2013 to August 16, 2013. ] You are invited! The Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey will be set up in the Rapides Cancer Center Lobby on Friday, Aug. 9 – and open to the public for viewing Aug. 12-16.
Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey is an art competition and exhibition that honors the journeys [...]
BATON ROUGE–As a result of litigation pursued by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, the state of Louisiana is receiving $45 million from British health care giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to resolve Medicaid fraud and deceptive marketing allegations related to its popular diabetes drug, Avandia, and other prescription medications. The agreement, announced today in the 19th Judicial District [...]
The Obama Administration announces it will delay one important requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Today Chamber members found out what the delay of the “Pay-to-Play” provision means for average Americans.
This is the final part of a 5-meeting presentation on how health care reform affects businesses and their employees.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/23/13
Our Medical Minute tonight focuses on your children’s health. It’s about a problem that’s not usually associated with kids, but one that, unfortunately, doctors are seeing more and more of in their young patients.
Dan Kloeffler explains.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/19/13