Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.
More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14
The Rapides After Hours Urgent Care hosts a morning coffee and breakfast for Chamber members this morning. This is an extension of Urgent Care now at 38 hundred Jackson Street Extension, across from MacArthur Village.
Members toured the facility, and Chamber Red Coats cut the ribbon to officially open this new site.
It’s open Monday through Friday [...]
The state is warning fishermen about dangers from flesh eating bacteria. Kari Beal of KATC in Lafayette has more about the symptoms of this infection and how you can protect yourself.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14
Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.
A Baton [...]
It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]
A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]
[ July 1, 2014 to July 24, 2014. ] July 1: Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group, 6 p.m. Trellis Room in Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The group helps parents who have lost babies. For more information, call 769-7569.
July 9: Diabetes Group Class: 9 a.m. – Noon, Medical Terrace Auditorium at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering a free [...]
It’s one of the hardest decisions made by family members.
But, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency is trying to get the word out. The program presented this morning at Rapides Regional to connect members of LOPA and the coroner’s office hopes to encourage organ donation.
The group is trying to explain the procedure for an organ transplant, [...]
Go Red for Women entertains and informs hundreds of area ladies today.
Women are the number one victims of heart disease, and, yet, they sometimes do not show traditional symptoms. Today, these women heard from women who have defied the odds and how they did it.
Participants enjoyed a heart healthy lunch, health screenings and a silent [...]
A motivational speaker who appears on television is in Alexandria today for a conference on faith. This is CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice’s first power-up in faith event.
Father Jonathan Morris seeks to help people recharge their faith.
He’s an analyst for Fox News and recently became a contributor for the Wall Street Journal. Father Morris is also attached [...]