[ June 13, 2014; 10:30 am; ]
The Central Louisiana American Heart Association hosts its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on June 13, 2014, at Alexandria Riverfront Center, beginning at 10:30 am. Chairperson of the event is Suzie Wagner of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and co-chair is Cindy Sayes of Sayes office Supply. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins us once again as [...]
Families in Central Louisiana who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Incarnate Word Community Clinic.
The new clinic, staffed by Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP, opens April 24 at the 3351 Masonic Drive location. LaCaze has advanced training in caring for [...]
The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans. This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser. Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]
Experts are warning the public about the danger of contracting infections in hospitals.
To keep their hygiene practices state of the art, Rapides Regional Medical Center has acquired a germ-zapping robot. It works a lot like a mosquito zapper. It’s used in a patient’s room to remove the germs that could cause an infection.
The robot also [...]
Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others. As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running. Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]
[ March 25, 2014; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La – There are approximately seven million Americans who have diabetes and don’t know it. The American Diabetic Association estimates another 79 million are pre-diabetic.
Are you one?
The Community Education department at Rapides Regional Medical Center is holding Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alexandria Mall near [...]
2/28/14 – ***UPDATE*** The boil order for the Oak Grove community in Natchitoches water works district one has been lifted. It was imposed after a drop in pressure caused by repairs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/28/14
A boil advisory has been issued for customers in the Oak Grove area of the Natchitoches Water Works Number One system. [...]
[ March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. ] Knowing risk factors could help you prevent kidney disease.
New Orleans, LA – Kidney disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. In addition, there are more than 8,700 patients on dialysis and over 460,000 people living with chronic kidney disease in Louisiana. But while the majority can recite the common tests [...]
State health officials meet with providers and families to talk about long term managed care. The state is transitioning patients from long-term care paid for my Medicaid to what is being called a new model for this service.
Louisiana is among the states rejecting expanded Medicaid through Obamacare.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/14
Another Central Louisiana university will go smoke-free. Northwestern says it will rid itself of tobacco by August 1st. LSU of Alexandria made the announcement last week to do the same.
It will cover all interior spaces at NSU and branch campuses, all vehicles, moving or parked, and apply to faculty, staff, students and visitors.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]