Category Archives: Health & Medical

Medical Minute: Children’s Allergies Possibly Affected by Birth Method

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

Local Group Questions Plans for Huey Long Hospital

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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 [...]

Art Exhibit at Rapides Cancer Center

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[ 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 [...]

Attorney General Recovers $45 Million for Louisiana in Litigation with GSK

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 [...]

Chamber Members Attend Final Health Care Reform Presentation

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

Medical Minute: Childhood Hypertension

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

Medical Minute Answers Questions About Suntan Lotion

We are going to answer some big questions you may have about suntan lotion — an industry that rakes in 1 point 3 billion dollars every year.  We have a reality check to put an end to assumptions about suntan lotions.  ABC’s Cecilia Vega has our test and the surprising results.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/13

Obamacare’s Health Exchanges Discussed at Cenla Chamber Seminar

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You’ll be hearing a lot about health exchanges, as Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act becomes the law of the land.  Today, the Chamber of Commerce conducted a seminar on how these exchanges will work and affect area businesses.

These exchanges are intended to provide insurance for the uninsured and the under-insured.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/13

Huey Long Hospital’s Fate to be Decided

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The LSU Board of Supervisors has a special meeting scheduled for a week from today to consider a contract for moving Huey Long Hospital to England Air Park. The issue has twice been removed from the board agendas.
Governor Bobby Jindal is privatizing Louisiana’s public hospitals and shuttering the facility in Pineville, which is the oldest [...]

Celebration of Life at Rapides Regional Medical Center

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The celebration of life after cancer continues today at Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Patients, their families, nurses and staff are creating a beautiful silk banner. Local fiber artist Wendy Starn is supervising the volunteers. Nationwide there are observances to honor cancer survivors.
The Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare project is also sponsoring this program. The [...]