Category Archives: Health & Medical

Cassidy Comments on Federal Ebola Response

U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy is in Central Louisiana today, first in Ferriday and then here in Alexandria, to tour AFCO Industries.
We asked him about the Ebola scare in the United States and the federal response.

He’s seeking the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and the other leading candidate in the race is [...]

Runner Uses Skills to Raise Money for ALS

Visiting the Rotarians today is Louis Mykoff, a runner who uses his skills to raise money for the fight against ALS.

He’s the grandson of businessman Alvin Mykoff.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

Kennedy Calls for Legislative Oversight of Office of Group Benefits

The most vocal critics of the handling of the health benefits for state workers, including teachers, is State Treasurer John Kennedy. He’s now calling for legislative oversight of the Office of Group Benefits.

Kennedy has said the trust fund for the group benefits was raided by the governor to balance the budget.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

Balloon Launch Honors Breast Cancer Victims, Survivors

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Around noon today, you may have seen a lot of pink and white in the sky. Balloons filled the skies around CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital to honor breast cancer survivors. They’re also remembering those who lost the battle with the disease.
This is the eighth annual Pink and White Balloon Launch.
October is breast cancer awareness [...]

Golf Tournament Friday to Benefit CMN

It’s not too late to get a team together for a four-man scramble golf tournament Friday at Oak Wing. The tournament will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and is sponsored by the Valex Federal Credit Union.
Tee off is at noon with a shotgun start.
Call 318-443-1200 for more information or you may download the entry form [...]

First Confirmed Case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient in a Dallas hospital is confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus. That person has been held in “strict isolation” as he or she was evaluated for possible exposure to the virus. This is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the U.S.
A Texas health Presbyterian hospital official says the patient was admitted [...]

Local Companies Band Together to Form Clinic

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A few local companies have their own clinic, and a spokesman today describes how this came about. It’s the Legacy Health and Wellness Clinic for the Roy O. Martin Companies, Afco Industries and Gilchrist Construction Company.

Ray Peters spoke about this today to the Lions Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/24/14

Town Hall Held to Discuss Health Care in LA

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A town hall meeting is held about health care. State Representative Lance harries took questions and provided experts to answer questions about the controversies surrounding health care in Louisiana.
Louisiana is among the states rejecting the federal government’s Medicaid Program, and, at the same time, the state has shuttered the so-called charity hospitals. Instead, Louisiana is [...]

Walker Automotive Hosting Car Seat Safety Event

Saturday, parents and guardians can learn the proper installation of car seats for children. The event is at Walker Automotive on MacArthur Drive from 9 until noon.

Crashes are the leading cause of death for children between ages 1 and 13, and a properly installed safety seat can save a life.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/18/14

Efforts Begin to Organize Spring Heart Walk

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Executives leading the annual heart walk dine together on a healthy breakfast. Eugene Scriber and Doctor Vik Nijjar are chairing the 2015 walk.
This is the beginning of the effort to organize for the spring walk which raises money for education, research and equipment all to help out in the fight against the nation’s number one [...]